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dominic_cwy
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 today from Carphone Warehouse and placed my micro sim into the phone but the phone doesn't seem to be able to recognize it. I cut my microsim myself but I followed the template and didn't touch the golden chip part. I've done this a few times for a few of my friends iPhone 4S and never had a problem so I doubt it's the microsim size problem.

 

 Is it possible that the phone is locked to a network?

 

Cheers

 

 

thesaint
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

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it is if you paid top upor on contract

 

 

Les:smileyhappy:

bmw4175
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

Phones from cpw normally lock to the 1st sim you use in the phone
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petehudson1
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

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it would tell you it had an incorrect sim if it was locked :smileysad: it sounds like the sims got damaged can you try it in any other phone

sam1128
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

Cpw white galaxy s3 is locked to any network .


If it was locked it Would say invalid sim.

Just to confirm all Cpw s3 are factory unlocked with no logo .


You better get replacement sim .
Report sim lost and stolen ... You would be sent out replacement sim with 1st call post.. 

http://giffgaff.com/support/lost

All credit and allowance would be transferred as well..



giffgaff now send out hybrid sims, which contain both a mini and micro sim that you can pop out.


http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Blog/Launching-Micro-SIM/ba-p/4256693
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jwclucas
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

Did you buy it sim free or on a network as it could be locked although carphone warehouse phones are usually unlocked
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rhodeatlas
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

did you buy a sim with the phone?

also are you able to try your GG sim in another phone to see if it is working<


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sam1128
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem

@bmw ... All Cpw iPhone only get locked to 1st sim inserted inside it not every phone mate .

I can confirm all S3 are factory unlocked .

Tx
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rayhoo
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem


dominic_cwy wrote:

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S3 today from Carphone Warehouse and placed my micro sim into the phone but the phone doesn't seem to be able to recognize it. I cut my microsim myself but I followed the template and didn't touch the golden chip part. I've done this a few times for a few of my friends iPhone 4S and never had a problem so I doubt it's the microsim size problem.

 

 Is it possible that the phone is locked to a network?

 

Cheers

 

 


Is this the only sim that's been put in this phone to your knowledge?

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paultheball
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Re: Samsung Galaxy S3 - "No sim card" problem


check your settings,
GS3 - ICS,

http://bit.ly/giffgaffs3


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