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Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

Started by: njoyone1
On: 11/03/2013 | 18:16
Replies: 18

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by: njoyone1
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:16
Hi everyone , just bought A new s3 mini put in sim and phone not recognising sim! Same sim work ok I'm my Samsung taco lite.
Anyone got any ideas? I'd much appreciate any advice.

Thanks Nige.
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by: scheidt
on: 11/03/2013 | 20:48
Best Answer
Accepted by will23 (former giff-staffer)
‎21-08-2015 01:01
Yes all giffgaff SIM's are dual SIM's .... both a
normal sized one with a hybrid micro-SIM pop out
in the middle.

Does the s3 mini take a normal SIM? If so, there's
your answer. Just order a new SIM from your own
link then do a SIM Swap.
See here for how SIM Swap works
> -

Or buy an adaptor from a local mobile repair shop
for 50p and place your micro-SIM in it and use

Please choose a 'Best Answer' if your problem was solved...thanks :-)
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by: lmills
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:18
Is the phone unlocked or on o2?
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by: dannyd18
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:18

Phone needs to be unlocked.

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by: squirreltyrrell
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:18
unlocked or on o2?
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by: noorjahan27
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:22
You may unlock ur phone which can be done online. You purchase the unlock codes online sometimes on ebay or it cost 5pounds in asian shops
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by: aquiline
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:23
is the new handset tied to a network? then unlock the device via operator
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by: pcantellow
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:35
The phone needs to be unlocked or with O2 for it to work.
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by: myusuf
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:42
Are you sure the phones unlocked?
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by: blockmonkey
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:47

Is the phone new? and is the phone unlocked to o2?

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by: njoyone1
on: 11/03/2013 | 18:56
Phone is new bought off eBay! Supposed to be unlocked no visible signs that its locked,
I'm a bit of a technophobe but can follow instruction.

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