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tom74

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Hi all,

I have recently acquired an iPhone 3G 16GB. It is unlocked and I have put my sim card in (Virgin Mobile) and used it without problem when calling or sending text messages. The internet all works fine when connected to a wi-fi network.

In the top left hand corner it says '3G', however if I try anything related to the internet (Safari, Twitter etc.) a message will appear reading 'Could not activate mobile data network'. This is very inconvenient for me. All internet related activities work fine when connected to a wi-fi network.

Is this a problem with all unlocked phones? Is there a solution to this? Or am I simply unable to use the internet without wi-fi on this model?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, all questions may sound silly, but this is my first iPhone and I am very inexperienced with them!

Thanks :)
 

VTR

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Have you got the settings for mobile data activated?

Btw: Welcome to the forum!! :)
 

VTR

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You're most welcome!
 
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