1. Kristers Linde's Avatar
    Hi,
    So, I have been struggling with this a while now, but I am getting pretty desperate. Been going around with two phones for a few months now.
    Problem is, when I put my SIM in my phone, it says "Phone not allowed for voice" and it doesn't even recognize my carrier. Showing "Emergency Calls Only" in my status bar. When I bought my Samsung S8, and I bought it not original, I could put in my SIM and it would recognize it. Then it started to mess up and I couldn't call anyone. When I would put my SIM in another phone, I would call someone, then put it back and it would work again. But then in October, it didn't even work that way anymore so I had to put my SIM in an another phone so I could call people. Now I want to fix my phone, but I think I have tried almost anything.

    I tried:
    removing SIM like 1000 times;
    factory reseting like 5 times;
    flashing firmware 2 times;
    using different codes, but I get a message "Not registered on Network";
    putting another SIM, but not from another carrier;
    checking if it is blacklisted, I checked several times (it is not);
    checking IMEI;
    using Safe Mode;
    checking updates like million times and updating everything;

    I don't know what to do anymore... If I give it to Samsung Support, it would cost me almost the same if I bought a new one, because I have cracked my back glass a bit, and I am not that rich. Maybe it's a radio reciever problem, but I can Emergency call so I doubt it. Maybe someone can help me. If I get it working from you guys, I will give you 20$ or something like that, because I am that desparate... I hope it is not against TOS.

    I am from Latvia, using Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F and my carrier is Bite Latvija.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    04-05-2019 09:59 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Just to clarify, your SIM works OK in other phones? When you say you tested other SIMs (but not other carriers), do those work OK or give you the same error? Have you tried in another area or checked to make sure that the tower frequencies around you are compatible with your phone? If the carrier changed something in your area the phone might not be compatible anymore. Have you tried getting your carrier to replace your SIM or making sure that they don't have issues on their end for your account?
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    04-05-2019 10:37 AM
  3. Kristers Linde's Avatar
    Yes, it works in another phone and I just got another SIM from another carrier from a friend, and tried it. Still no go... I don't know what happened, but it doesn't work anymore.
    04-06-2019 02:24 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Might be the SIM tray or reader. If that's failing its not reading the card properly.
    04-07-2019 12:41 PM
  5. Kristers Linde's Avatar
    Ok, I guess then I will be going to Samsung Support no matter what... I'll keep you updated.
    04-07-2019 11:22 PM
  6. Mohammadhaseb45's Avatar
    Ok, I guess then I will be going to Samsung Support no matter what... I'll keep you updated.
    Did u find a fix for this issue? I'm having the same thing on my s8+
    06-16-2019 07:09 AM
  7. kashd's Avatar
    Hi,
    So, I have been struggling with this a while now, but I am getting pretty desperate. Been going around with two phones for a few months now.
    Problem is, when I put my SIM in my phone, it says "Phone not allowed for voice" and it doesn't even recognize my carrier. Showing "Emergency Calls Only" in my status bar. When I bought my Samsung S8, and I bought it not original, I could put in my SIM and it would recognize it. Then it started to mess up and I couldn't call anyone. When I would put my SIM in another phone, I would call someone, then put it back and it would work again. But then in October, it didn't even work that way anymore so I had to put my SIM in an another phone so I could call people. Now I want to fix my phone, but I think I have tried almost anything.

    I tried:
    removing SIM like 1000 times;
    factory reseting like 5 times;
    flashing firmware 2 times;
    using different codes, but I get a message "Not registered on Network";
    putting another SIM, but not from another carrier;
    checking if it is blacklisted, I checked several times (it is not);
    checking IMEI;
    using Safe Mode;
    checking updates like million times and updating everything;

    I don't know what to do anymore... If I give it to Samsung Support, it would cost me almost the same if I bought a new one, because I have cracked my back glass a bit, and I am not that rich. Maybe it's a radio reciever problem, but I can Emergency call so I doubt it. Maybe someone can help me. If I get it working from you guys, I will give you 20$ or something like that, because I am that desparate... I hope it is not against TOS.

    I am from Latvia, using Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950F and my carrier is Bite Latvija.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Dude, U gotta check your IMEI number to see if its been blacklisted if the sim card wont work on your phone but work on other phone
    07-10-2019 02:31 PM

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