OOW iPhone 4 NO SIM error. What to do now?
I've got an iPhone 4 that is now giving me a NO SIM Installed error, usually within a few minutes of rebooting the phone, powering it on, or when coming out of airplane mode. I can remove the SIM card and reinsert it and it will connect, but then will disconnect after a few minutes.
So I also tried to put a few layers of tape on the back of the SIM card and reinserted it, but this doesn't seem to help either.
This afternoon, I visited my local Apple retail store, and notified them that the phone was out of warranty and asked them what they could do. The man who helped me was nice enough and took the phone into the back room to check inside and blow some air around. He returned about 5 minutes later and my phone was ringing. I answered the call quickly, but when I hung up, the SIM error popped up again.
The Apple Genius then told me that the SIM issue, as well as my Home button problem, could not be something easily fixed, and that I'd need to swap out the phone for a refubished model for $199. After slightly poo'ing myself, I declined since I told him the new iPhone was to be announced tomorrow (He acted like he had no clue of the pending announcement) and that I might just wait to upgrade to the new version.
Right now, I basically have one choice to get me back online, and that is to bring my 3GS out of retirement until something new comes along. But my question is, is there any place I can send the phone to get it repaired for a reasonable price? Has anyone else had this same issue and fixed there iPhone 4, and if so, what did you do? ANY help is appreciated at this point as I'm not ready to drop my iP4 just yet.
Thanks in advance.