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iPhone 4 has 3g but no service.

Hello all.

I'm in need of advice as this one has me very confused.

I bought an iphone 4 with a smashed screen. replaced the screen all seems well accept the phone gets a "3g" signal and an "E" signal but i have no service.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated




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ios 6 glitch.

When you took it apart you unplugged the battery therefore resetting the time.

When you turn it back it it will keep saying searching but in reality it does have service.

Once the date and time are correct restart your phone OR

Put it in airplane mode and then turn off airplane mode.

After that then it will show the correct reception.

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Hi. I just tried this and still have the same problem. thanks anyway.

I don't understand why the phone says 3G but no service. I thought these would be one and the same thing.


Found the problem. Did an IMEI check and its been blocked. Here comes an ebay and paypal dispute grrr


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You may be in a dead zone. Have you tried restoring? If not, replace the cellular antenna.

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Thanks for the reply. yeah i know its not a dead zone as i have repaired some vodafone phones before and yes I've done the whole restore thing. But yes thanks, i'll replace the antenna and hope that will work.

Thanks again



just a thought. Would i get 3g and E if i was in a dead zone, thats the cellular network isn't it?


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