No Service after 2 hours

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

  1. doobs macrumors regular

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    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

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    East Lansing, MI
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    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

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

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