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  1. #1
    Craig Ian Dewick
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    Hi everyone,

    My phone has started saying 'SIM card registration failed' when I turn it
    on. Does it mean that the SIM is being blocked for some reason, perhaps by
    the carrier (Optus in my case)? It doesn't bother me much - not relying on
    having the phone is quite liberating but I would prefer to have it usable
    again. 8-)

    Craig.

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  2. #2
    mark jb
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    Re: What does 'sim card registration failed' mean?

    > My phone has started saying 'SIM card registration failed' when I turn it
    > on. Does it mean that the SIM is being blocked for some reason, perhaps by
    > the carrier (Optus in my case)? It doesn't bother me much - not relying on
    > having the phone is quite liberating but I would prefer to have it usable
    > again. 8-)


    If the phone displays the message all the time, then the sim has been
    blocked. Contact service.
    If it is intermittant, phone may also display 'Insert SIM', then you have
    dirty SIM contacts. Pull the battery off, sim out, and give the contacts and
    the sim itself a clean with electrical solvent. Let dry for a couple of
    minutes, reassemble.

    -mark





  3. #3
    Joel
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    Re: What does 'sim card registration failed' mean?

    It means the sim has been disabled by Optus. If it is postpaid then the
    service has either been suspended or cancelled. If it is prepaid it's
    generally because the prepaid service has had no credit on it for 6
    months and is therefore cancelled and cannot be re-connected.

    Buy a new prepaid starter pack if that's the case, but you won't be
    able to keep your old number unless approved under exceptional
    circumstances.


    Craig Ian Dewick wrote:
    > Hi everyone,
    >
    > My phone has started saying 'SIM card registration failed' when I turn it
    > on. Does it mean that the SIM is being blocked for some reason, perhaps by
    > the carrier (Optus in my case)? It doesn't bother me much - not relying on
    > having the phone is quite liberating but I would prefer to have it usable
    > again. 8-)
    >
    > Craig.
    >
    > --
    > Craig Dewick - http://lios.apana.org.au/~craig http://jedi.apana.org.au/~craig
    > Email to craig.foo@bar.lios.apana.org.au - craig.dewick.foo@bar.gmail.com
    > Always striving for a secure long-term future in an insecure short-term world
    > Have you exported a crypto system today? Do your bit to undermine the NSA.





  4. #4
    Michael
    Guest

    Re: What does 'sim card registration failed' mean?


    "Joel" <joelgrealy@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1153007599.670754.62030@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups.com...
    > Just to add to the previous comment.
    >
    > You also get sim rego failed if you have done a sim replacement and
    > that sim is the original, as only 1 sim can operate at a time and an
    > old de-registered sim cannot be re-used.


    You will also get it if your SIM is plain out faulty


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