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number port iPhone 4. Ios 5. Itunes states incompatible sim

Started by: heitzman
On: 22/11/2011 | 17:30
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by: heitzman
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:30

hi. Number being ported today. All seems fine apart from when I attempt to activate my iphone. Message says use sim from approved carrier and sim is incompatible.

 

does this mean my sim is ruined or the number port is not complete yet?

 

thanks

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by: ac_bouch
on: 22/11/2011 | 21:19
If it was bought on Voda contract at an Apple store it WILL be locked, regardless of whether you restore or update the phone' iOS. I was in exactly the same boat. If you are the original owner, go on the Voda eforum and you will find many posts detailing how to do it. Essentially you apply online to Voda, they email Apple who (eventually) send an unlock signal to your IMEI. When you next plug into iTunes (having inserted a non-Voda sim) iTunes will say "Congratulations, your iPhone is unlocked". Your contract has to be over 12 months in and you must be the original purchaser. The whole process can take 10 days or so but sometimes quicker. Good luck!
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by: maddylee
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:30 edited: 22/11/2011 | 17:32

the number port wont be complete yet!

if it is the phone might no be unlocked

 

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by: jsmyth2112
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:30
It won't be complete yet Smiley Wink
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by: mazz2k11
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:31
I might not be unlocked to 02
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by: aiishaxx
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:34
The number port is not complete
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by: emma_hardiman
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:35
Make sure your phone is unlocked or on O2, otherwise it probably hasn't finished porting yet
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by: silverfox55
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:40

@heitzman wrote:

hi. Number being ported today. All seems fine apart from when I attempt to activate my iphone. Message says use sim from approved carrier and sim is incompatible.

 

does this mean my sim is ruined or the number port is not complete yet?

 

thanks


As others have said the port may not yet be fully completed. Try turning the phone off for a while (10-15 minutes) every so often and then try it in iTunes again. It will eventually register once the sim has been provisioned properly.

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by: labeeqhussain
on: 22/11/2011 | 17:49

it may be locked to anothr netwurk..

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by: heitzman
on: 22/11/2011 | 19:57
Hi guys Still nothing. Should I be getting worried yet?
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by: davemon
on: 22/11/2011 | 20:06

Is your iPhone definitely unlocked?

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