freerunner unable to work with 3G SIMCards?

Adam Talbot talbotx at
Mon Jul 14 02:31:27 CEST 2008

Let us see if I can help with this.  All my new cards do not work.  I
did clean off the numbers.. Even if it is not needed.

Hope this helps.
P.S.  I will see the Openmoto team at SF Linux world.  If they want all
these sims, I will donate them to the cause.

On Mon, 2008-07-14 at 02:18 +0200, Joachim Steiger wrote:
> steve wrote:
> > Michael and Brenda.  I want a Page on the wiki showing which carriers have
> > issues,  a table by country by carrier.
> hi steve, michael, brenda, community.
> that does not make real sense.
> the issues we are seeing with some sim-cards are not carrier-related,
> but related to which specific model of sim-card they bought.
> currently it seems that old gemplus sim-cards have this issue, but we
> need more people with and without problems to submit pictures of the
> contact-side if the sim.
> the only universal way we currently have to identify which manufacturer
> and model the sim really is, is to have a scan/sharp photo.
> the numbers on it are not unified and thus cannot be universally used to
> look up which type it is.
> also carriers tend to have multiple types of sim in use over the years
> and also switch manufacturers from time to time.
> see the attached pictures on ticket 666
> at the moment i am not yet sure if we have a electrical or mechanical
> problem, but the current state from my point of view is: 'some type of
> gemplus simcards (the 2 different types with round edges/ contact
> plates) give trouble/do not work.
> > This is vital for solving those cases where folks have problems and for
> > advising people prior to purchase.
> indeed. also this needs more samples of which sims work and not work to
> finally know whats going on and what to tell people to do as workaround.
> so please do a shot like this:
> sharp, contact side. label the file as 'sim working' or 'sim notworking'
> and attach it to this ticket in the wiki.
> also would be nice to have some comment about which carrier, and when it
> was given out, if you think its a '3g sim' and, if you want, the numbers
> on it.
> but thats 'cream on top', not essential, since this is a
> carrier-independant problem it seems.
> kind regards.
> ps: because it seems a often asked question:
> the numbers of the sim are not directly 'secret' or need to be kept
> confidential.
> one cannot clone or locate your sim/phone with knowledge of these.
> only the carrier who gave the sim out could identify or duplicate the
> sim, and would not need the numbers on the original for that because
> that information which one could look up is in their databases already.
> so no harm done by having them in a photo.

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