7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 19, 2012 8:35 PM by ChrisJ4203
Tarun Chadda Level 1 (0 points)

i am not able to activate my Iphone- I have a SIM card but it keeps telling me there is no SIM card. My phone has been unlocked by Apple but keeps.

iPhone 3GS
  • ChrisJ4203 Level 8 (47,816 points)

    Apple does not unlock phones, carriers unlock phones. The only alternative to that is if you purchased an unlocked phone from Apple. Who is your carrier? Where did you purchase the phone?

  • Tarun Chadda Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Chris-


    I had purchased the unlock Ipjone in New York-

    I am now in India and have a local SIM card which is not reading on the Itunes


    I called the local carrier and they  said it is the Apple whoi have to rtake care of it.


    If I use the local SIM card in any other phone - it does work

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 8 (47,816 points)

    Where did you purchase it in New York and when? If it is the iPhone 5, then it is locked to a carrier in the US. Apple would be the only ones to sell unlocked phones in the US, and they are not selling them yet. If it is not the iPhone 5, what one is it?

  • Tarun Chadda Level 1 (0 points)

    its  3gs- bought about 4/5 years ago in NY

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 8 (47,816 points)

    Where in New York? Was it the Apple Store? How long have you been in India, did it ever work with a local SIM? Are you getting this error as you just updated software on the phone?

  • Tarun Chadda Level 1 (0 points)

    i got in Manhattan from AT&T-


    This error came after I updated the software since Apple confirmed and I have spoken with them and they confirmed it is officially iunlocked since I have full filled their terms of the agreement.


    This phone was working earlier since i had jail broken it.


    I have been using it with jail break for about 2 years now

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 8 (47,816 points)

    AT&T are the ones that would have to unlock it. It is not officially unlocked, since you are stating the phone is jailbroken. The discussion of jailbroken devices is not allowed on the forum, it voilates the TOS. It also voides the warranty, and any support you would get from Apple or the forum. Sorry, end of conversation.