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    pathfinder74
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    I recently got a new phone so when I pulled the SIM card out of my old phone and turned it on all I get is a "INSTALL SIM CARD" message.

    However, I noticed I can still place a 9-1-1 emergency call on the phone even though it has no "service provider". So this got me to wondering... what else can this otherwise useless phone do?

    Also, I was hoping I'd still be able to use the features of the phone like the games, calculator, etc. even though it has no SIM card, but it doesn't allow me to access anything on the phone.


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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    Nobody?



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    Nice pic man. I noticed you changed it. About the sim issue..
    It all depends on the phone, most of the phones need a sim card to access the phones applications. (even if its not active) Phones without sim card and without service can call EMERGENCY numbers only. (and no...calling your best friend is not an emergency), I belive emergency numbers are 911,112..those type of #s.



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    I have an older Siemens phone that doesn't require to have a sim card in order to function.I'm sure that there are other ones out there.I've heard on applications that make phones to work without sims,but I can't tell you where to find them because I don't know any.Try finding yourself.
    The only thing I know you can do with a no-sim blocked phone is dial for help.



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    Quote Originally Posted by iden364 View Post
    Nice pic man. I noticed you changed it. About the sim issue..
    It all depends on the phone, most of the phones need a sim card to access the phones applications. (even if its not active) Phones without sim card and without service can call EMERGENCY numbers only. (and no...calling your best friend is not an emergency), I belive emergency numbers are 911,112..those type of #s.
    Yeah... I changed my avatar once I was able to have one to one of the lame-ass default ones. I'm not cool enough yet to use a custom one.
    What's 112?



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    it must be emergency for like old people or something...cause if you dial it..it says EMERGENCY and it rings.



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    Nevermind... I found it... one-one-two (1-1-2).

    Just like everything else... we're the only ones that use a different number apparently. 1-1-2 seems to be the standard in most places outside the US



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    It depends on your cell phone. Most cell phones are useless without a sim card. So it's better to have one.



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    Is there such a thing as a dummy SIM card that would trick it just enough to allow you access to the phones other features?



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    Re: What can a cell phone do without a SIM card?

    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder74 View Post
    Is there such a thing as a dummy SIM card that would trick it just enough to allow you access to the phones other features?
    I seriously doubt it, but the real sim cards are cheap dude.



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