Originally Posted by D-U-R-X
This is a little strange indeed... it sounds like the phone may not be making contact with the SIM card. It may sound a little silly, but you could try putting a thin piece of card behind the SIM card to force it up to the contacts on the phone to see if this resolves it... try it and let us know!
Thanks for your reply and suggestion. I've had no joy with that. It is saying "limited service", but theirs literally no service what so ever. Its been like this all day and i have been in various differen't places!