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    Default Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    I turned my phone off and pulled my battery today as I was thinking about buying an extra Samsung battery for my phone. Once I did that and turned my phone on it no long connects to ATT's network at all. I think the SIM card is not being initialized but I dont know what to do to fix it. Any ideas? Thanks.
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    Sounds like you slid the SiM out a little (or maybe a lot).

    Obvious, but-

    1) check that the sim is pushed all the way in.

    2) If you did take the sim out for any reason, make sure you put it back in the right way around - the notch just above the G of Samsung on the battery.

    Hope this helps, click on thanks if it did

    AoN
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    @anneoneamouse Everything was put back the correct way. I just checked and it is all back the correct way.

    I tried to save a contact to my SIM card and it worked. But I still dont know why it wont connect to the network.
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    Check that you're not in flight mode

    Settings > Wireless and Network > Flight Mode checkbox should be unchecked

    AoN
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    @anneoneamouse I'm not in Flight Mode.
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    I'd give at&t customer service a call.

    AoN
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    Is it saying that it isn't reading the sim? Or is it just not connecting to the network? Also, the obvious, have you rebooted the unit with the sim in it?
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    @TheBronze I have been booting the device with the sim in the phone. There is no message it just will not connect to the network. I now know that it can read the sim (I think) because I can save a contact to the sim card.

    EDIT: Maybe the thread title should be "Phone Not Connecting to Network"
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    Replace the sim it is shot in part of the programing for it
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    I am having the same issue with my phone. I don't know what the problem is. I called at&t, they told me they were sending me a new sim card, but I just tried my sim card in another phone and it connects, so it's not the sim card. It's the phone.
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    I let my friend put his sim card in too my fone so he can make a call and when i put my sim cars back in to my cellfone my fone couldnt read my card... plz help??
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    Hi. My phone got soaked in soda early Sunday morning. I dried it off, took out the battery SIM card and SSD card and put the phone in a bowl of rice. It is now Monday evening, and I put my phone back together. It is working but it is not reading my SIM card. Do I need to further dry out the phone or is it useless? Help, please!!
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    My phone is Samsung galaxy young it can't reading sim card when i down slidebar there is written Emergency calls only
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    I buy new samsung galaxy s5 but SIM card is not working in it
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    my phone is pantech sky vega secret note, IM-A890l. my roaming network's 4G LTE sim card is not working. it says roaming network is not available. and invalid USIM card. but the network providers say my phone settings are faulty and that sim card is registered and working. how can i change the settings so my phone reads this sim card?
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    It may be as simple as sim card connections,... happens a lot with ZTE phones. take a look at this youtube vid and you may fnd it works for you. Cant post links yet but it is listed under youtube user TipsTricksTweeks and is titled ZTE Lever Sim Card Error Fix - Permanent... hopefully it will work for you.. it did for me and a couple of friends.
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    I had same issue after 6.0 update.
    Return phone to factory settings.
    It will be ok.
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    guys pls help i flashed my phone with the sim card on it now it doesnt read it ...?? what can i do
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    mine says no sim card but it has a sim card in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by alliescarlett View Post
    mine says no sim card but it has a sim card in it
    I have life wireless sim using a metro lg and it worked before but now it has a x on the sim card help someone
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    My phone won't read my sim card even though the sim card is inserted it won't connect to T-mobile's Service.
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivorygriffin View Post
    My phone won't read my sim card even though the sim card is inserted it won't connect to T-mobile's Service.
    Mines do the same thing with my galaxy prime core but if I put into another phone it works no problem.
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    Hi guys,
    I just bought a new phone today. It's HUAWEI Y5c and the phone is not reading my SIM card. The other phone read my SIM but not this one. The phone isn't in flight mode either.
    Any solutions?
    Thanks a lot.
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    This works for a lot of people, Take out the sim and place a piece of tape on top.
    then place it back into your phone, you might need to add 2 pieces of tape..
    The sim has to be tight in place.
    For me however it didn't work =c
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    Default Re: Phone Not Reading SIM card?

    mine is doing that too, try adding tape to the sim card and place it back in..

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