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Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

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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Accepted by will23 (former giff-staffer)
‎21-08-2015 01:01
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

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
> - http://is.gd/ggsimswap

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

Please choose a 'Best Answer' if your problem was solved...thanks :-)
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

Is the phone unlocked or on o2?
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

Phone needs to be unlocked.

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student
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

unlocked or on o2?
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

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
apprentice
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

is the new handset tied to a network? then unlock the device via operator
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

The phone needs to be unlocked or with O2 for it to work.
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

Are you sure the phones unlocked?
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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

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

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Re: Sim not recognised in Samsung s3 mini

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.

Nige.