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Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

Hi, This is my story: Yesterday I swapped a broken iPhone 4 for a new one in an Apple store in London. My old iPhone 4 was locked to O2 in Ireland ( it belonged to my Mother in law!). I had my GG sim cut this morning and when I put it in, I get this message "The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported. Only compatible SIM cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone. Please insert the SIM card that came with your iPhone or visit a supported carrier store".. I have tried with another sim from Tmobile and got the same message, so it is not a GG issue. The guy in the shop says that it may be locked to the Irish O2 network....? Don't know what to do, is it barred, just locked?, how much does it cost to unlock and where can I do it?Any guru can help me....? Thanks a lot
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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

u need to get yr iphone unlocked to use it on GG

 

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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

You either cut the sim wrong or your phone does not take the sim where did you get the iphone 4 from?
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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

please see here:http://giffgaff.com/unlock

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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

If you bought it from an apple store it will be unlocked to all networks, you may need to activate it with an O2 sim
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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

Can you try an O2 Ireland SIM in the phone? A phone direct from Apple should be SIM free

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londino
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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

correction, the broken iPhone was locked to Vodafone Ireland, not O2,
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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

It sounds like your replacement iphone is locked.You can take it to your local phone unlocking shop or maybe get an unlocking code from ebay.

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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

 

first you need to sync your phone with itunes whiles using o2 simcard then it will work same happened to me 1 yr ago

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Re: Sim does not work on new iPhone 4..."The SIM card inserted in this iPhone ..."

your phone may need unlocking see http://giffgaff.com/unlock
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