1. racerrck1's Avatar
    I bought my son a 2g iphone off ebay and am trying not to have a major letdown for Christmas So he opens said box pulls out phone put his sim card from his old phone and what do I have to do to make it a merry christmas is this thing going to work like his old sony or blackberry put in card and go or am I going to spend all day searching this and other sites for answers Thanks in advance
    12-09-2009 06:10 PM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Yep, all he should have to do is put in his sim card!
    12-09-2009 06:19 PM
  3. racerrck1's Avatar
    I put my card in it and I get a no service in the corner of the screen any ideas
    12-09-2009 06:34 PM
  4. big9erfan's Avatar
    What provider are you on?
    12-09-2009 06:37 PM
  5. racerrck1's Avatar
    at&t wireless
    12-09-2009 06:49 PM
  6. big9erfan's Avatar
    I'd suggest doing a restore as new phone first ( wipe it clean completely of any old data and get it to the latest version of the firmware 3.1.2 ) and see if that doesn't fix it.

    Just install iTunes on a computer, and connect the iPhone. It will show up in iTunes under "Devices" on the left side. Click on the name of it and then see what the software version is listed at. If it is not already 3.1.2, click the "Check for Update" button and it will download the update and install it for you.
    12-09-2009 06:58 PM
  7. racerrck1's Avatar
    thanks I'll try that tomorrow he'll be home soon wouldn't do for him to discover "santa isn't real"
    12-09-2009 07:03 PM
  8. big9erfan's Avatar
    hee hee, I caught my parents one year. They said Santa hired them as elves to put the stuff together b/c he had so many other houses to visit.
    12-09-2009 07:16 PM
  9. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    You need to call AT&T and activate his sim to work with an Iphone takes only 3 minutes . Had to do this with my wife sim when I gave her my 2G .
    12-09-2009 07:28 PM
  10. racerrck1's Avatar
    He's 17 years old and doesn't believe any more but his mom still tries Thanks Ben I suspected that might be the case
    12-09-2009 08:41 PM
  11. g1r_g3n1us's Avatar

    good going with the 2g too i wish i hadent cracked my other 2. but i guess this clunky 3g is alright.

    if you want him to have the greatest christmas, make sure you hook him up with the unlimited data plan. and make sure you get it before AT&T decides to go their "Charge per mb of usage plan" Route.. which they plan on doing in the future. (Also you might look into Blackra1n RC3 so he can have unlimited apps and complete control over the phone)
    12-11-2009 07:53 AM
  12. thnok's Avatar
    Yep, all he should have to do is put in his sim card!
    unless it isnt un locked though!
    12-12-2009 10:29 AM
  13. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    unless it isnt un locked though!
    He is using an AT&T sim card. So it doesn't matter if it's locked to AT&T...

    I've let friends borrow my 2G and 3G and all they have to do is put in their sim card. I've never unlocked my iPhones.
    12-12-2009 10:34 AM