European SIM card does not work in Neo Freerunner

Michael Shiloh michael at
Fri Jul 25 03:26:33 CEST 2008

Felix Mahnke wrote:
> Hi Community,
> my (german) contracted Vodafone SIM card does not work with the Neo 
> Freerunner.
> Neither asks the phone for the PIN nor does it register with the 
> providers network.
> The same card works fine with other phones.
> Here is what I tried so far.
> - Checked that SIM card was inserted properly
> - killed the gsmd
> - powering up the modem
> - logged in /dev/ttySAC0 with minicom
> - sending some AT commands (getting ERROR: SIM card not inserted)
> I checked with some other cards. One is the same problem, another asks 
> for the PIN but doesn't register with network too.
> Any suggestions that could help me on that one are appreciated.
> I'm using the Image the Freerunner was delivered with. I think it's 
> 2007.2 or something like that.
> Thank you in advance.


1: Please add your sim card info to

2: Contact your carrier and request a new SIM card. Older SIM cards are 
often the cause of this problem. If this doesn't work please let us know.


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