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Strange. That South African iPhone 4S should definitely work in Australia. I believe that the only region lock is on Chinese iPhones (typically, they have a whole different model number), was the Australian carrier using the same cellular technology as your carrier in South Africa (GSM vs CDMA)?
An iPhone 5 I had got stuck searching for signal forever also, it was caused by the data settings. I had to turn Cellular Data ON to correct the secondary setting; LTE I believe. Then I could turn it back off (Cellular Data).
No, it will activate just fine (if the phone is unlocked for that specific company). Just remember to disable anything that could interfere with your own phone (like iMessages, FaceTime, etc.)
No, the activation process of the iPhone can not damage the SIM card itself. The process needs a SIM card in order to find the exact location of the iDevice, to make a connection between the iDevice and the SIM card which may be useful for stolen iDevices, etc. If you are not sure if the iDevice was stolen or not, I highly recommend you NOT to put your ...
I don't think anything should go wrong. If you're worried, though, just buy a deactivated SIM card on eBay, they aren't that much.
Apple will not tell the insurance company. If the insurance was from Apple (Apple Care) they might know but they won't contact the third party insurance company.
Just a get a dummy SIM card off of eBay or maybe even from Verizon. Also look on the left side of the iPhone and you should see an oval indented with a hole in it. Stick a paperclip straight in and the tray holding the SIM card should pop out. If this isn't clear enough, I'm sure there is some YouTube videos on the subject.
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