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Cect P168 not dectecting My sim Card

Whenever I insert my sim card, and turn on the phone. It is saying "Insert sim Card"

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  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    I have the same exact problem....
    It started happening yesterday...


  • nick_eye_05 Oct 03, 2008

    Mine worked for awhile but now I have to constantly undo my battery and slide me sim card out and back in. now this isn't even working.

  • Anonymous Oct 03, 2008

    can some one please help us with this problem.....all i want is to be able to use my phone

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    same...

  • plummerbros Feb 13, 2009

    i bought a new P168 and it will not recognize that there is any sim card in the phone. it keeps telling me to insert sim card. My sim card works in other phones, just not this one. I called tmobile & they said it is not the sim card, but the phone. I am ready to return this phone as I can't even start to use it once!

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    Same prob. got my I9 in yesterday charged it put my sim in it and keeps saying ti insert SIM...what the f---?

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The "insert sim" error is a common error. Usually it is caused from putting the sim in incorrectly.

Try this. If this is the one with the sim card ports that are on top of eachother than put the sim card in the port closest to the phone with the gold side pointing up.

Insert battery, turn on phone.

On the phone, go to the main menu. Tap phone settings. Tap dual sim settings. Tap to open sim 2. Go back to the main screen.

If that does not resolve go back to phone settings, tap dual sim settings, tap to open sim 1, go back to the main screen.

If this is the type of phone with the sim card ports seperate, insert sim with gold side down in either port. Go to phone settings, tap dual sim settings, tap open dual sims. Go back to main screen.

If this problem persists than either the phone or the sim is defective. Test the sim by putting it in a phone that belongs to the carrier the sim came from. If it works in that phone it is not the sim.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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Well, after trying all the solutions mentioned here, I finally placed a small piece of paper on top of the sim card to have it sit more firmly when i replaced the battery, and it is working so far now. I don't get the insert SIM card message anymore. Give it a try!

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I got my sim card to work but now its says sim card closed and will not let me call or text why is that any body know please let me know asap


thanks so much

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I just got my replaced from the person I bought it from. I inserted the sim card right the first time I got it, but I just had a faulty phone. I sold the phone anyway so I could get the i9 because it has java. but I might end up just getting a sidekick.

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I had the same problem, I bought the usb data cable ($4.99 from TechXDirect free shipping) and use it to charge the battery so I don't have to take out the battery and don't have to deal with insert SIM card any more.

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I INSERT MY SIM CARD AND IT STARTS OUT OK, IT SHOWS AT&T AND THEN IT LETS ME MAKE ONE PHONE CALL IF THAT AND THEN IT SAYS INSERT SIM OR UNABLE TO CONNECT, WHEN IT WAS CONNECTED JUST A FEW SECONDS...


cell go to call center / call settings and switch end call to off....

this should do the trick...if this phone is a dual sim make sure the setting is on 1 and the sim is in sim card holder #1

May 19, 2010 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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How to turn on a p168 phone pease help


first you must take the back off...insert sim card (if u have one)..now put back the cover...charge the cell for 2 to 2.5 hrs....while the cell is charging follow this link and read it http://www.scribd.com/doc/4614820/cect-p168-english-manual (power on/off press and hold down the right bottm button),,,,,,,,,,,,feel free to rate help

Jul 16, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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How come when i put the sim in it just say insert sim


1. Ensure sim card is inserted the correct way (sounds asinine, but it happens more than you'd think)
2. Check contacts for build-up. A quick lick on your finger (not too much!) and rubbing of the exposed gold panels on the sim card should clean them sufficiently. Then toss the finger on the contacts on the phone.
3. Still not reading the SIM? If you have a friend on the same network as you, try putting his SIM card in and see if it reads it and turns on. This will pinpoint if it is a defect in the phone or your SIM card. If it still doesn't read your friend's card, I'm afraid your phone needs professional TLC. If it reads your friend's SIM card, return your SIM to your service provider (just walk into their store) and they will chop you up a new one right there on the spot.
Hope this helps!

Jul 15, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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Cect i9 not working


Take the battery out, towards the bottom left are 2 slits (sim one and two)

The **** closest to the back is sim2 which the card goes in with the gold chip facing you, the other **** next to it is sim one, with chip facing away from you

Jun 23, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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SCI Phone i9++


This things happens to me the.. Check the sim if inserted correctly. If you use sim 2 card slot (bottom slot), the metal connector of sim should face up. When you make a call, be sure you press the sim2 call(P2).

If you use the sim 1 card slot (top slot), insert the sim in facedown manner. When you make a call, be sure you press the correct button for sim 1 (P1)

Jun 20, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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I purchased a unlocked cect i9 and it states to insert sim card how do i unlock phone?


This phone is NOT 3G compatible (it's just it's name ...) if your Tmobile card is 3G it will not work. All CECT phones are factory unlocked !

Jun 01, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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Phone says no service and nothing from sim card shows up????


I am a tmobile customer and it works for me. One thing I know to make sure your SIM card insert position. For SIM card slot at the bottom, make sure the gold-colored contact facing upward. For SIM card slot at the top, make sure gold-colored contact facing downward. At the first time, I put it in a wrong position and gave me the 'No service" error. Good luck

May 01, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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NOT READING SIM


If your phone has a dual sim card then the sim 1 card is the top slot and the bottom is the sim2
slot. Give it a try

Apr 15, 2009 | Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone

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