1. cjrf's Avatar
    None of my phones can currently connect to LTE and I'd like to see if anybody else is experiencing a similar issue.

    I currently use Verizon and, by using SIM adapters, transfer my nano SIM card to a different device almost daily. My current rotation is an iPhone 6, Moto X (2013), HTC 8X, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Mini, and a BlackBerry Z10.

    Everything seems fine for a few months. Eventually, all my phones lose the ability to access LTE. This is resolved by going to Verizon and getting a replacement. This instantly restores my LTE access.

    I'm currently using my HTC 8X today. When I turn the phone on, it connects to LTE for a split second before falling back to 1x and then settling on 3G. The phone works fine, but never again connects to LTE with the current SIM.

    I try to take care of my SIM by making sure I don't touch the contacts. I'm just confused as to how a possibly worn SIM is still functioning at a level where it can still connect to the network but just can't get 4G.

    Has anybody experienced anything similar? I know that not everybody does something like this, but assumed that I can't be the only person switching devices so frequently.
    01-08-2015 12:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Do you have to use a microSIM adapter for any of those phones? Maybe there's a problem with the fit. Although this wouldn't explain the problem that occurs in your phones that use the nano size.
    cjrf likes this.
    01-08-2015 05:52 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    It could be that, by constantly moving the card around, you're damaging one contact - that's needed for the data the phone needs from the card to connect to LTE. One tiny rough spot on one of the contacts on the port on one of the phones can be enough to cause that after a few months. (That's more activity than the average SIM card gets during its entire lifetime.)
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    01-08-2015 11:04 PM
  4. cjrf's Avatar
    Yeah, I have to use a microSIM adapter for the HTC 8X, Galaxy Nexus, and BB Z10. And, like you mentioned, it also happens on the phones that don't require an adapter.
    01-10-2015 08:55 AM

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