HELP: sim card not registering...

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Wed Feb 25 09:37:45 CET 2009

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 08:55:55PM +0000, David Pottage wrote:
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 21, 2009 at 09:25:50PM +0000, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> >   
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm switching operator and today I got m y new sim card. The current one
> >> will stop working in a few work days, so I'm desperate (YES, I use
> >> the Freerunner as my main day to day phone): it's not registering.
> >>
> >> I followed these instructions and they worked flawlessly:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Where this not enough?
> >>
> >> Where this not correct even though it worked?
> >>
> >> Please help...
> >>     
> >
> > Well, a Nokia and an Ericcsson phone don't load it either so maybe the
> > SIM card is borked. Ah well...
> >   
> I had a similar situation where a prevously working SIM card stopped 
> working in any phone, after being left in a Freerunner for about a month.
> Is it possible that the Freerunner is somehow destroying SIM cards 
> (heat, over voltage etc?)
> The SIM card had previously worked fine in three different Nokia phones, 
> then I put it in my Freerunner, and used it successfully for some calls 
> and text messages. I then got busy with other things so I left my 
> Freerunner on charge but not in use for about a month. After this period 
> I found that the SIM card no longer worked in any phone.
> In my case, my operator (Orange UK) was happy to send me a replacement.

Definitely not on my case. My old SIM has been in the Freerunner since I
got it in July 2008, and still works as fine as it ever did since 1997.

It's a new SIM card that isn't recognized by any phone in my reach.



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