Question about Motorola Mobility RAZR V3

1 Answer

Same problem as toxiccityxxxx, but....

Cingular wants to replace my phone. so I had to get a loaner phone (for $40), and they put my sim card, and now I realize that my sim basically doesn't have crap on it. I just want my phone to work! I took the sim card out of the loaner, put it back into my rzr to see if I could try out some of the other suggestions, and now the sim card won't budge and I HATE THIS STUFF!!! ok. my rant is over. i'll try to outline my problems neatly and without rancor... 1. how do I remove my sim card (it's not in correctly, because the phone keeps saying I need to put it in...), without destroying any of the guts of my phone. 2. and once I get the sim card removed and put back in correctly, is there any solution to the phone not letting my use any button other than off? at the store, they said it was a software problem. frankly, I don't care, and i don't want a new phone. i want my phone to work. 3. and if I can't make it work, is there still any possible way of getting my images and phone book out of the old phone before the new one arrives? thanks in advance.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 91 Answers
Re: same problem as toxiccityxxxx, but....

Ok first off I would have to know how you put your sim card in wrong to help you get it out. If it really is stuck you will need a proffesional to take the phone apart. As for the software problem on your phone you could go to the motorola website and download the software to upgrade the software in your phone. you will need a data cable to do this but it could come in handy anyway cause that is also how you will get the pictures, files, and phonebook contacts off your old phone. Also, if updating your software that way doesn't fix it you could also take it to someone who can unlock phones and have them flash new firmware onto the phone and that should solve the problem.

Posted on May 13, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

At&t lg prime gs390 free unlock codes

Please see below instructions in details on how to unlock code for LG phones, (i have included various model of LG for you to try)

Here are some unlock codes for AT&T LG phone available, menawhile , including the methods of entering the Unlock Code on your LG phones attached to them. Hope this is useful. AT&T cell phone Questions&Answetrs
Model : AT&T LG VU CU915 & CU920
1. Put a AT&T or Cingular SIM in the phone; it does not have to be an active SIM 2. Enter *#865625# then the 16 digit unlock code 3. Device should say: Network Lock Deactivated 4. Phone may automatically reboot and is now unlocked !
Model :AT&T LG C2000
Insert non-Cingular SIM card Power on the handset - phone will display "phone restricted" Select "Cancel" - phone will display "phone restriction code" Enter the SIM Unlock code. Select "OK" - the handset is now successfully unlocked
Model : LG TU720 - LG CU720 and all LG Shine SERIES
1) Power ON your phone with an accepted SIM card 2) Type *#865625#UNLOCK CODE 3) Press OK 4) Device is now unlocked
Model : LG CE110
1) Put a non AT&T or Cingular SIM in the phone; 2) The phone display: Invalid Smart Chip 3) Power on handset 4) Select "Cancel" - phone displays "phone restriction code" 5) Enter the unlock code (8 digit code*) 6) Select "OK'" - the handset is successfully unlocked
Model : LG CU400
1 - Insert non-Cingular SIM card" 2 - Power on the handset - Phone will display "Invalid SmartChip" 3 - Phone will display "Invalid SmartChip" 4 - Enter 159753#*# 5 - Enter the 8 digit SIM Unlock code 6 - Select "OK" 7 - The handset is now successfully unlocked
Model : LG CU500
1 - Insert non-Cingular SIM card" 2 - Power on the handset - Phone will display "Invalid SmartChip" (IF THE PHONE DOES NOT DISPLAY INVALID SMARTCHIP, PLEASE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN) 3 - In Idle screen, enter 159753#*#. Phone will display "Enter NCK, Remaining 5 4 - Enter the 8 digit SIM Unlock code 5 - Select "OK" 6 - The handset is now successfully unlocked
How to Unlock LG CU515:
1-Insert non-Cingular SIM card" 2-Power on the handset - Phone will display "Invalid SmartChip". 3-Enter *#865625# then select option 1 and then again select 1 4-Enter the 16 digit SIM Unlock code 5-Device should say: Network Lock Deactivated 6-The handset is unlocked. 7-How to Enter Unlock Codes on CU575 (Trax) How to Enter Unlock Codes on LG F2250:
1-With allowed sim card in the start menu type: 2945#*3311#. 2-Handset shows saved, then return to startup screen 3-Press Menu key, choose Settings > Security > Sim Lock> Network > Deactivate, handset will now show 'Enter NCK' 4-Enter your unlock code and OK. How to Enter Unlock Codes on LG U8110:
1-With a not allowed sim card in your phone enter Pin code then validate, type: 277634#*# 2-Select 'Sim Unlock' menu # 3-Enter NCK code then validate 4-Your phone is now unlocked. How to Enter Unlock Codes on LG U8210:
1-With a not allowed sim card enter Pin code then validate, type: 277634#*# 2-Shows test menu 3-Choose sim test menu and type: 2945#*#, choose Sim Unlock menu 4-Handset shows 'Enter NCK' 5-Enter code, then hit OK. How to Enter Unlock Codes on LG U81xx:
1-To bring up the unlock menu on the phone with a SIM card, type 2945#*88110# 2-Enter the code 3-In case you need to reset the phone without a SIM card first, type 277634#*# or 47328545454#. If your cell phone is not listed, please follow instructions for LG C2000 above

If If instruction above does not help you i would strogly suggest to contact your Service Provider to provide some alternatives.

Thank you for using fixya
Please rate me and give testimonials if ever to continue my assistance


Jun 03, 2011 | LG Cell Phones

2 Answers

Need to know unlock code for alltel HTC PPC6800

sell the phone on e-bay and purchase a cingular phone. only t-mobile and cingular can be unlocked. alltell phone work on a differnet frequency and cannot be compatible with these carriers like yours. sorry.

Jul 31, 2009 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

Mobile shows "Sim Card not Valid" where sim card is OK

Are you using the same cell provider? Example: Cingular phone and Cingular Sim Card. Because you can't use say a T-Mobile phone and Cingular Sim Card. Don't really know a solution just thought maybe this might help.

May 08, 2009 | Nokia N70 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Unlocking Razr v3, Doesnt say enter subsidy password ???

you need to try online at or take it to a mobile service center to have it unlock

Oct 01, 2008 | Motorola Mobility RAZR V3

1 Answer

Sim card

Make sure you store all your phonebook contacts in the SIM card and your SMS messages too.
Then exchange the SIM's and your actual line and number will be on the new phone.

May 04, 2008 | Motorola Mobility RAZR V3

1 Answer

Resetting motorola i830

There is no way to do such a thing. The i830 works off the iDEN network and is not compatible in any way with the GSM network used by Cingular. Sorry. Truth is, the i830 is junk, you're better off without it.

Feb 22, 2008 | Motorola Mobility i830 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Blackberry 8700c

You maybe able to request thru cingular if that is your provider to unlock the phone. If it shows cingular it was a cingular phone.

Jan 26, 2008 | RIM BlackBerry 8700c Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Subsidy password?

This phone must be made for use on T-Mobile or Cingular/AT&T? Cell phone companies don't want you using their phones with other carriers if you decide to switch. They figure this will keep you from switching. A t-mobile phone will only work with a t-mobile sim card. Same with Cingular. When you put in a sim chip from another carrier, the phone wants a password so you can use it. But you have to get the password from the carrier that sold the phone to use another carrier. There are ways to get this code if you want it.

Dec 05, 2007 | Motorola Mobility W375 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Can't get Nextel i860 to work with my Cingular Sim Card

Nextel Phones do not work on cingular

Oct 10, 2007 | Nextel i860

1 Answer

Just bought the phone, put in sim card and it cannot find network

there are two possiabilities one that ur sim card is not working second that the network sttring prob if it is daul or try band phone then u have to change the setting to GSM mode.

Dec 30, 2006 | Siemens SK65

Not finding what you are looking for?
Motorola Mobility RAZR V3 Logo

52 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Motorola Mobility Cell Phones Experts

D. E. Hev

Level 3 Expert

1059 Answers

Chris Hunt

Level 3 Expert

1342 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7053 Answers

Are you a Motorola Mobility Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides