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usanddaisy
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Registered: ‎22-08-2012

my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

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I have an unlocked Blackberry phone and have been on a lot of networks and all the sim cards seem to work fine.

i joined giffgaff just yesterday, i got the sim, i activated it and purchased a £5 goodybag.

My phone recognizes that i am on the giffgaff network and in the signal area it says i have full 3G signal, however i can't make/receive any calls or text messages!

what do i do?

 

*further info*

i have tried the sim in another blackberry handset and it still doesnt work.

it has been more than 24 hours since i have activated the sim.

i am NOT trying to access the internet or any blackberry related features (BBM,BIS etc)

i did unlock the phone on purchasing as it was locked to the 3 network.

i have used my phone on the following networks;

3 mobile, Virgin mobile, Vodaphone and Orange

sullyman524
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Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

try using the sim card in a different phone

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paultheball
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Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

Try this,
Click - Manage Connections,
Open - ‘Mobile Network' Option,
Select - "Network Selection mode", then change it
from - ‘'Automatic mode'' to - "Manual"
Choose any other network. It will show SOS.
Now Leave it for @2/3 minutes, then re-select the
'‘Automatic Mode" (to return it as before).
Restart your BlackBerry.


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sam1128
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Registered: ‎01-03-2012

Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

Did you bought your phone 2nd hand mate !

Try sim in diff phone to see if sim works !

If it does try to restore your blackberry !

Manual Wipe: In order to perform a manual wipe of your entire BlackBerry, you will need to do the following: Options > Security Options > General Settings > Click the trackwheel/trackball on the Password field > Select “Wipe Handheld“. As with the above method you be prompted to enter “blackberry” (no quotes) in order confirm the system wipe.


If no luck PM me imei I'll check your BB could be blacklisted !

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mba_263
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Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

might still be activating
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allan1954
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Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

Try removing battery reinsert try again.
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giffgaff_oracle
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Registered: ‎10-07-2012

Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!


usanddaisy wrote:

I have an unlocked Blackberry phone and have been on a lot of networks and all the sim cards seem to work fine.

i joined giffgaff just yesterday, i got the sim, i activated it and purchased a £5 goodybag.

My phone recognizes that i am on the giffgaff network and in the signal area it says i have full 3G signal, however i can't make/receive any calls or text messages!

what do i do?

 


seems odd..

 

 

For All Your Blackberry Problems See Below MMS-internet-BBM-ect

 

Blackberry User Please Read before Posting. Click this link

 

 

Blackberry guide complete

 

see this link above first if your problem is not here see links below.

 

How to giffgaff a Blackberry

 

Without BBM add-on you can..

get on the intenet thou by doing this....

Install Opera Mini browser then you will be able to browse the Internet without the BB addon,

You also need to adjust your APN settings to the correct giffgaff ones

 

See the guide at http://bit.ly/giffgaffblackberry specifically the Legacy section that explains  alternatives such as Opera Mini or workarounds so you can browse the web with just the standard unlimited net.

 

 

 

IF NONE OF THE ABOVE WORK EXPLAIN HERE

 

account related issues please contact an agent here http://bit.ly/giffgaffagent  no phone contact.sorry.

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gaffout
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Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

Full guide for BLACKBERRY - http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Learn-giffgaff-Top-Tips/How-to-giffgaff-a-Blackberry/ta-p/3520913

Please note,

With only the £5 goodybag or goodybag or £5 Hokey Cokey Goodybag you do NOT have unlimited Internet.

You will be charged at the PAYG rate of 20p for the first 20MB per day....
And then 20p per MB for every extra MB for internet usage thereafter.

Also without the bb add on you will NOT have access to BBM, BB Browser, BB Mail, MMS)  . you really need the £3 add on which MUST be bought at the same time as the goodybag.

you can still use the internet. But you will be charged as mentioned above. use this guide http://j.mp/bboperamini
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usanddaisy
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Registered: ‎22-08-2012

Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

I have tried the sim card in another unlocked blackberry and it doesnt seem to work?
sam1128
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Re: my sim card wont work in my unlocked phone!

Well it may be the case that sim is not fully active than !


Sim activations can take upto 24 hours to complete!

If possible please take your sim out now and put back after couple of minutes  later so  that it can look for fresh signal that's will make process quicker !

Thanks !
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