I need 2 change my number and when i put a new vodafone sim card in my phone it says " sim not valid " can you help me ?
I have an old tracfone, a motorola v170. When I put my SIM in it says "SIM not valid," but my SIM works in another phone
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I'm assuming your both on the same network? If your both tmobile customers or AT&T it should work without problems.
If not. The phone needs to be unlocked. to be used with another sim card from a different company. And to do that. Your friend can call his carrier he bought the phone from, request an unlock code, then unlock it that way, and you'll be able to use it just fine.
Only if your on either Tmobile or AT&T. No other sim cards will work.
The original SIM has all your account information stored on it. The new SIM card must be activated either by transferring your your number to it or starting a new line. The only way I know of to do this is to call customer care from a landline with your SIM id. number and the phone number and name of the account holder.
If your phone is telling you that your Sim card is not valid.
There is two possible conditions.
1) There is water on you sim card or it is dirty
What to do: Take yout phone apart (back caver, batteries, SIM card, abd
memcard) dry everything and clean it up. Then put it back together.
2) Your sim card is scratched. To ensure it try that sim in another phone and see....
Only thing to do: Buy a new Sim card.
Hope my info solves your problem, Thanx for using fixya....
Your sim card might be loose in it's place. Or you may need to "open line" your phone.
Better solution? Purchase a new sim,not a vodafone sim. For you to know what the problem is.
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hte thing is...ur phone is handset bundled offer phone..so til the validity ends on ur new sim card..the phone is designed to detect only new sim..so ucant change til validity ends...or u may approach any private local mobile repair shop..i wont cost u much..
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i think the sim validity period has been expired ... i mean if you didnt recharge for 90 days the sim validity will be getting expired automatically... this is made by the network operator in standard for all sim cards .... if it is not true then try inserting in other handset & have a try ... if you face same problem then really the sim validity has been expired ... take a new sim....