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My pantech matrix cell phone says insert sim card

My cell phone continues to show the message insert sim card. I know the sim card is inserted correctly. I went to the cell store and got a new sim card and it still doesn't work. I have tried everything I can think of to get the phone to work again. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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This problem arises sometimes because the mobile is unable to read the SIM. May be you should fold a small piece of paper in the same size of the SIM and keep it on top of the SIM and then insert the Battery. I think this will solve your problem.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

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My Pantech P7040 has an "Insert SIM card" message. It never has been removed from the phone. How do I resolve the problem?


What's your Network Provider?
You can try the below instructions:
1.Reinsert SIM in your mobile
2.Insert another SIM in your mobile
3.Insert Your SIM into another mobile
again this trouble persists. Your Pantech P7040 was
locked with any one of the GSM network.You can easily unlock it using unlock code.There many ways to get the code from service provider,Shops,Online third party and so on..You can try at this site Unlock-Zone.com where they will send the permanent unlock code with free instructions through your E-mail..Then you can use this code to easily unlock your mobile..

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How to insert sim card


There is a certain way to do it. I can't post the link to show you the pictures. Go to AT&T's cell phone web site & click support.Then click "phone & devices" and select your phone or you can choose "not my device?". Then after that go to the tutorials. Under category select getting started. Select tutorial insert/remove SIM card. There you will see a picture of how to take off the cover.

May 03, 2011 | Pantech Matrix Cell Phone

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My matrixs keeps going to the insert sim screen and i have a new sim in it wat can i do


you can check it with other sim card ,if it remains the same problem ,it may be locked to particular network wont accept any sim card other than the particular network ,you can unlock it and used to other network,try here http://www.theunlockspot.com/pantech-matrix/rs10wp9/

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My phone is asking me to insert a sim card bc it says its invalid when it's already in there.


it may be due to network lock, contact service provider , else you can get unlock codes here http://www.mobileunlocksolutions.com/pantech/rs1wp8/
you need to specify the phone model and network provider

Aug 12, 2010 | Pantech Matrix Cell Phone

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If your phone is the pantech Matrix there is no option to insert signature to your txt message. If that is not your phone model let me know what phone you are using and i can tell you if you can insert signature or not.

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Phone won't turn on


Try inserting another sim card, if it doesn't boot up, then there's problem with the Handset. Clean the sim car interface and see if there's any twisted or tampered pins/interfaces, if so, try to straighten or else let the technician of the repairing do it for you.. good luck..

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If your mobile handset is unlock to use this SIM card, and it is the first time you are trying to use it, this usually means that you need to call your service/cell provider Help desk to get your number activated on their network. It is quite rare, but the SIM card, especially if an existing card, could be defective: again, please call your Service Provider Help Desk.
Hope it helps and let me know how you go! Good luck!

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Whenever i turn on my Pantech Matrix, it says Invalid card, and shows a picture of a SIM card or something with an arrow pointing down.


Check to see if you SIM card is inserted correctly or if its loose. If that doesn't work you will unfortunately have to get a new SIM card. They run, I think, about 20 bucks.

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Can anyone help?


Pantech matrix C740 from at&t

To enter the SIM unlock code, do the following:
1. Put AT&T SIM card in C740
2. Turn on
3. Enter *#865625# on idle screen
4. SIM Unlock Process - Click Yes.
5. Enter 8 digits unlock code and click OK (soft key)
6. Re-enter the unlock code.
7. Unlock Process Complete
8. Click OK (soft key).

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I have a Pantech Matrix. When I turn it on, I receive and error message. The message reads, "Smartchip not provisioned MM #2." And, when I attempt to make a call, I receive an "Emergency Call Only"...


I'm Currently using this phone. I had this problem also. Take to your and request for a new SIM Card, or you could try just removing the SIM card and re-inserting it.

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