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Morporkian
Old 02-04-2008, 1:39 PM
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Hi there.

My partner recently got a phone from a friend, as a "spare" for when he is working in a place where he doesnt want to damage his mobile. It is a Nokia 3310, formerly on Vodafone.

I just went through the process of unlocking it and got the message required.

I had a spare O2 SIM Card from when I bought my last phone (Ive kept the same SIM for years!) and put it in. It was brand new and had never been used. Now it gives the message, "SIM Card Registration Failed".

My question is, is it because it was meant to go into another phone and is locked to that in some way? Or is there something else I need to do for it to be registered? Or do I just need to get another SIM Card altogether?

OK, I suppose that is three questions. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you in advance

EDIT: The phone the SIM came with was a Samsung E330, bought in October 2005.

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Old 02-04-2008, 1:46 PM
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The sim can go in any phone as long as it is working. The unlocking process could have got messed up or the sim might not be registered, or may have been switched off due to lack of use.

Call o2 to register the sim, or try putting a friend/familys sim in it - one that you know actually works. Then you will be able to tell if it is the phone or the sim at fault.
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Old 02-04-2008, 1:56 PM
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Thank You

Yes, Id already tried my own SIM Card and that was fine. (Sorry, I meant to say that. It has been one of those days....)

Hopefully O2 will reactivate it, as it is quite old and was completely unused. So that is probably it. Thank you for you help
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Old 02-04-2008, 4:48 PM
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After a certain period of time, usually 12 months, the Networks have to de-activate PAYG sims that have not be used, and the number is re-allocated to another Sim.

Just get another sim from 02. They usually do not charge direct.
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Old 04-04-2008, 8:59 AM
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After a certain period of time, usually 12 months, the Networks have to de-activate PAYG sims that have not be used, and the number is re-allocated to another Sim.

Just get another sim from 02. They usually do not charge direct.
Oh, I see. Thank you very much. I shall get that done while we are out this weekend
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Old 04-04-2008, 9:06 AM
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You can order free O2 sims online from http://freesim.o2.co.uk/
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Old 04-04-2008, 12:20 PM
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You can order free O2 sims online from http://freesim.o2.co.uk/
Im guessing they dont have the free ones in their shops then? Never mind, online it shall be, as Im on now anyway. Thank You
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