PLEASE HELP!!

I Have a iPhone 3GS 16GB
Running 02
Version 4.1 (8B117)
Carrier Vodafone UK 8.0
Model MC131B
Modem Firmware 06.15.00

I recently Jailbroke and unlocked using Redsn0w 9.0.6b5
unlocked and working but unable to connect to itunes as says Sim Card in this phone does not seem to be supported
only compatible sim cards from a supported carrier may be used to activate phone insert sim that come with phone.

I have done this as and nothing - still the same message with the vodafone simcard?? even manually selected the carrier..
I have installed SAM and installed Openssh etc following directions - deactivating iphone and stockifying (sucessfully) and still nothing
I have downloaded Redsn0w 9.0.6b6 and run with the Deactivate option checked....
??????
Any ideas - I would like to run a restore but without being able to connect to itunes - ???
WELL AND TRUELY STUCK!!!