Original post by: paintergeek ,
For anyone reading this thread: If you tried all of the above, as I did, This is what was wrong with mine: DEAD SIM CARD. I went to the Verizon store, Dead SIM card, FREE, repair. Please check in to that before you do a full phone restore. Luckily, We didn't lose anything as we backed up via iTunes...but it was all unnecessary step in the end.