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

    Sep 18, 2009
    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

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    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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