Ok... you kinda lost me here.... missing too many details.
Originally Posted by bondfast
IF you are talking about a unlocked Pre2 that's just been doctored and you're putting the SIM for the first time.
1- do you have a data plan? if not... there's the problem.
2- if you do, then odds that there's something wrong with your setup.
The best solution that I can offer would be for you to..
Get someone with a data plan to lead you his SIM and you should be able to get things going. Odds are that if you go to a Bell store, they can provide you with a "temp/test" SIM for you to get the phone going, and then switch to your SIM.
Then your Pre2 with only work off WIFI for the data until you get a data plan.
Otherwise as others stated... put the phone in Dev. mode (doesn't need the SIM) so to use the WIFI, load up impostah via preware, get your profile going and once ready, put the SIM in.
Worse case scenario, create a new temporary profile to see if it takes and just wipe the phone and close the profile after.
As I said... I have a bunch of Pre2s and I tested them via dev mode and WIFI first, but when I was ready to create the profiles (gifts to the kids for Xmas), I put in my own SIM (I didn't get theirs until afterwards) to get things goings, and once done, took my SIM out and for about a week (before I got their SIMs), they used them via WIFI only without any issues.
Once I got the SIMs, we put the cards in (and activated their new phone number/etc.) and 5 minutes later, their phone were on the network and able to make and receive calls with no data plan... and they do all their data stuff when at home or other shared WIFI locations.