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Hello. I have recently bought a new iphone 8 plus and all is well except that on the first screen it says "no service". I have wifi internet connection etc. I think this is to do with the initial setup and activation but not sure how to solve it. Any ideas?
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No service has to do with cellular connectivity. You’ll see it if your SIM card is not activated or isn’t seated properly. Try removing and reinstalling it.
 
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hello. Thanks for the reply. i tried that but it didn't work. Took the card out and repositioned it. No luck. I've only just received the nano card today from Vodafone. I have internet connectivity etc but cannot make a telephone call at the present. I wonder if i need to contact vodafone and ask for another nano card. It keeps saying that the iphone is not activated. Contact your network provider.
 

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It can take up to twenty-four hours for a Vodafone SIM card to activate, so I would wait until tomorrow and then phone them if it it still doesn’t work.
 
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Hello Caroline. Thank you for that info. i wasn't aware that nano cards can take up to 24 hours to activate. That's probably the reason why. Appreciated.
 

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Hello Caroline. Thank you for that info. i wasn't aware that nano cards can take up to 24 hours to activate. That's probably the reason why. Appreciated.
You’re very welcome!
 
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Hello folks. Have just been on to vodafone as my iphone still had "no service". I contacted them because i took the phone to a local shop and was told that there was something wrong with the sim card. Vodafone checked this and said that the card was not activated. I now have service on the iphone. The question is that can i activate any future sim cards in this way myself ? Can someone explain to me step by step how to activate the vodafone sim card online.
Thank u for your help.
 

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