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Why does my phone display "SIM card registration failed/Unregistered SIM" or
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You don't. There's no way to do that without paying for it. Sim cards are the direct connect to the company. The company has to allow a sim card to use it's services... You can't "hack" a sim card for free anything.
is it an unlocked phone?
The "Unregistered SIM" message means that you're using a SIM card for which this phone is not intended. You will need to have the phone unlocked and it should work.
If it is a new fone thenPhones are not shipped activated. You should look in the box for activation instructions. Read and follow them. is that a prepaid sim then probably the sim has been deactivated...
If the phone is saying unregistered sim It basically means that the sim card has either not been activated at all or has not been activated to be used with that handset... Simply contact your carrier and they should be able to asess the situation over the phone
Invalid SIM and Unregistered SIM are two different problems. Invalid SIM means the phone is locked to a certain company and you are trying to use a SIM card for another company. Unregistered SIM means the SIM card you are using is not active and you need to contact your service provider to get it activated. In order to unlock the phone so you can use anyone's SIM, you must contact the provider that the phone is locked to.