No Service after 2 hours

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by doobs, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. doobs macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    I took my defective iPhone 3G in the Apple Store today and they gave me a new one (right out of the shrink wrapped box!). Anyway, my new iPhone 3G still says "No Service" after 2 hours since getting it. I was told that it should take only ~30 minutes. I have sync'd it with my computer (and registered it) and it has all my data on it with wi-fi, but no service. Does anyone have any idea about what is taking so long for my iPhone to get service?
  2. aross99 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2006
    East Lansing, MI
    Seems odd. Did you try turning off the 3G just to see if it makes a difference? I notice there is quite a delay when I toggle 3G on (I don't have 3G in my area). I assume this is related to it trying to find a 3G signal.

    Maybe you have a marginal signal, and it is stuck trying to find it?

    Have you tried going outside? I know that isn't going to be an acceptable long term solution, but I have heard of people having trouble receiving a good signal indoors in certain situations.

    It still shouldn't do that, but all of this is worth a try. You might also try the usual list of fixes: Turn it off (hold sleep until the red slide comes up - and slide it), and then turn it back on (hold sleep until the Apple shows up). You could even try a restore form iTunes...
  3. doobs thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 19, 2008
    Went back to Apple Store and they gave me another new iPhone 3G (3rd one). This one now works fine.

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