Orange SIM in Orange iPhone 3GS won't work

MoodyM

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Aug 14, 2008
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I got my mate's 3G S from him when he upgraded to an iPhone 4S. He had been on an Orange contract for 2 years.

I update it to 5.0.1 and inserted my own Orange SIM from my 6 month old HTC Wildfire into it, and all I get is "No Service".

Shouldn't it just work? Do I have to unlock the iPhone for some reason?
 

daleski75

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Dec 10, 2008
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It should work right away which is strange, if you put the sim back in your HTC do you get no service or a signal?

Maybe try reset network settings on the iphone as well to see if that helps.
 

scorpsgsxr

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Nov 15, 2011
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try connecting it to a wireless network then in safari go to http://www.unlockit.nz you can set a profile for orange on your phone and it should work . i had to do this with the 3gs that i gave to my girlfriend she was on virgin the phone was factory unlocked but it kept trying to connect to O2
 

MoodyM

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I got it working - when I first restored it to 5.0.1, I did so with no SIM in, then restored from an iCloud backup, again with no SIM in. Then, when I put the SIM in, I got the "No Service" error.

So I restored to 5.0.1 again, this time with the SIM in, and after the usual iOS 5 setup routine, it activated straight away and I had 3 bars signal with Orange.
 
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