No Service UK iPhone 3G 16GB how to activation not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by interfece, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. interfece macrumors newbie

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    Sep 18, 2009
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    Belfast
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    Hey i got iphone 3G 8Gb
    Few days ago i buy on gumtree iphone 3g 16 Gb but i cant activate this iphone via itunes or of is telling me waiting for activation
    (i think might be stolen or lost ) i call up O2 customer service to find out what is wrong i give them IMEI number and the women told me is restricted iphone :eek:
    This mean then i never activate this iphone ?
    What if i go to Belgium , or Germany to and unlocked this iphone and activation via itunes will work with UK simcard ?
    Is this might worked or is just waste of time and money ?


    HELP PLEASE !!!!!!
    What i can do now !
     
  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

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    Mar 18, 2008
    Location:
    Bracknell UK
    #2
    It means it's banned from the UK networks (and I think European networks too). Most likely reported stolen by the original owner. I don't think there's anything you can do to get round that. Sell it in Africa maybe?
     

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