Does the phone has a signal bar? If it can make or receive a call?
*****If it is with good signal and can make a call. It is not the phone's problem.
2. Many cell phones
can only work with GSM network. Please make sure that you are not using a 3G SIM card
Click to check your SIM frequency: http://www.gsmworld.com/roaming/gsminfo
or call your provider to confirm it.
*****After these actions, pls try the following instructions. It is only need to do some setting to get SMS.
**Turn on the phone, "setting"→"Restore factory settings" →enter the password:you'll find it on your user manual.
your provider to get a SMS service center number for filling SMS
setting. (you may get the number by searching it on the carrier's
NOTE: you might have to enter the number as +1(XXX)XXX-XXXX for gsm.
For instance, (+12063130004) should be +1(206)313-0004 (this is for T-mobile)
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