Trying to activate 3G - No Service

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by TFL, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. TFL macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2008
    Hi everyone. The touch screen on my old school iPhone died today so I went and bought a 3G. I am trying to activate it but I have "No Service" in the upper left corner, although I am getting wifi. I understand that I need "Service" to activate the phone. My old iPhone is sitting here with full bars. How can I get service so I can activate the new phone? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
  2. daemondust macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2007
    Try moving the SIM from your old phone to your new one. That did the trick for me, I'm still on the SIM from my original iPhone in my 3G one.
  3. cyclingplatypus macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2007
    I noticed that it takes much longer for the new iPhone to connect to service for the first time.
  4. Peterkro macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2004
    Communard de Londres,Tiocfaidh ár lá
  5. TFL thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2008
  6. Fernando9 macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2011
    Hi everyonee, i have problem with my iphone 3GS i downloaded Ios 5 software to my old phone and i cant activate it because in the top left of the phone is saying "searching..." for a while then "NO SErvice" .How can i overcome this problem.

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