freerunner unable to work with 3G SIMCards?

Holger Freyther zecke at
Thu Jul 3 13:35:01 CEST 2008

On Wednesday 02 July 2008 23:48:59 Arne Zachlod wrote:
> Hej guys, I had got my today and i have tested it, but my 3G card
> doesn't function with it. he can't find a network and is unable to get
> the pin. (i have disabled pin with another phone, then there was only
> the problem that he doesn't find a network). but with other SIM Cards
> form same provider there is no problem.
> and other, non-3G-phones hasn't problem with this card, too.
> i have no idea where i can find any informations. the gsm.log file
> doesn't exist and my gsm-firmware-version is moko8. So, my question is:
> does anybody else has a problem with 3G Sim card?

In general minicom is your friend. Reenable the PIN on your simcard. execute 
AT to see if the modem responds to you (kill other users if not), reset using 
sysfs files if needed.
Once you get OK on an AT request do:

it should ask for SIM PIN..


it should say it is ready..


you should see +CREG coming by.

alternatively if you have qpe installed. You can go 
to /opt/Qtopia/etc/default/Trolltech/Log.conf change all Enabled = 0 to 
Enabled = 1. Kill the qpe process, take a look 
at /etc/X11/XSession.d/89qtopia, copy the two exports to your console, run 
qpe and take a look at the chat qpe has with the modem.

please share your results and if you don't know what I'm talking about ask.


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