nrf9160 DK connectivity

Hello Community,

I am looking for some assistance in getting my nrf9160 DK to connect. 

I am running the AT_Client sample and LTE Link Monitor. I am in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and have the IBasis SIM card installed.

The board is stuck in not registered, searching status (LTE status switching between yellow and red). I have registered the SIM card several times on the nrf cloud website and have tried taking the board outdoors to give it better reception but am still unable to connect. 

I have flashed the board with updated firmware and since then I don't have any LEDs (not even LED 3) blinking.