I'm trying to bring my iPhone 5s, formerly with Virgin, over and I'm running into some issues. I initiated my number transfer this morning, and it went through after an hour or two. Then I tried popping in my sim card and it gave me the "Invalid SIM Card" error. I read the error message and realized that maybe my phone wasn't unlocked. So I called Virgin and had them unlock it. They told me to wait 2 hrs before trying to activate the phone again.
Two hours went by, and I was still getting the "Invalid SIM Card" error. So I waited some more..some more...a little more...and here we are 10 hours alter and I'm still getting that same error. I even called Virgin again to verify that the unlocking had taken place. They said it had, but they'd initiate it again, just in case. I assume I need to wait another 2 hours, but I figured I'd check here and see if anyone has any advice.
I'm currently without a cellphone right now, since my # is sitting in limbo between Virgin and Ting. So the sooner I can get this figured out hte better :)
Also, I'm locked out of going the GSM route, because the walkthru claims that Sprint claims that I have unpaid bills or w/e with them. Which isn't true since it's pay-as-you-go with Virgin anyway...From what I've gathered, if I coudl go that route, I could use my existing Sprint SIM card (It's what Virgin sent me) to activate through Ting.
Here's what I've tried:
-Restoring my phone (3 or 4 times no, never getting the "Unlocked" notification)
-swapping the SIM card at boot
-swapping the SIM card while running
-selling my soul to satan
None of it has worked. What do?