Orange SIM in Orange iPhone 3GS won't work

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MoodyM, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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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?
     
  2. daleski75 macrumors 65816

    daleski75

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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.
     
  3. scorpsgsxr macrumors newbie

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    try connecting it to a wireless network then in safari go to 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
     
  4. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    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.
     
  5. rowley macrumors 6502

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    So, are you keeping it or going back to the Wildfire?
     
  6. MoodyM thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MoodyM

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    It's my dad actually, and he's keeping it. Why?
     

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