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  1. #1
    Charlie
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    My brother is going to school in the UK for a year so we purchased a cheap
    gsm phone for him to use while there. Picked up a T28 off ebay. It is
    supposed to be the world model (T28W).

    When he installs the SIM card, the phone gives this message: "Insert correct
    card." The sim card is from Virgin-Mobile UK, which would be 1800mghz and
    not compatible with the T28W. However, when he installs his Rogers AT&T
    (Canada) SIM card, he gets the same message (Insert correct card). The
    Rogers network is 1900mghz so the phone should at least recognize that sim
    card, correct??

    Aside from trying a sim card from another provider (O2/BT/Vodaphone) am I
    overlooking anything??

    Thank-you for any suggestions.

    Charlie.





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  2. #2
    Charlie
    Guest

    Re: T28 Problem

    Forgot to mention, the phone is supposed to be unlocked as well. Is there
    any way to verify this, or is this the actual problem I am looking at??





  3. #3
    Richard Colton
    Guest

    Re: T28 Problem


    "Charlie" <[email protected](remove)> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Forgot to mention, the phone is supposed to be unlocked as well. Is there
    > any way to verify this, or is this the actual problem I am looking at??


    Have a look in the service menus by pressing >*<<*<*

    There is a simlock menu in there that will show the lock status by way of 4
    small padlocks. If any of these padlocks are locked then the phone needs
    unlocking.

    HTH

    --
    >>> Unlock Your Phone's Potential <<<
    >>> www.uselessinfo.org.uk <<<
    >>> www.thephonelocker.co.uk <<<
    >>> www.gsm-solutions.co.uk <<<






  4. #4
    PDA Man
    Guest

    Re: T28 Problem

    If it is a VOICESTREAM Branded T28W they came locked. Check the padlocks per
    the other person info


    "Charlie" <[email protected](remove)> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My brother is going to school in the UK for a year so we purchased a cheap
    > gsm phone for him to use while there. Picked up a T28 off ebay. It is
    > supposed to be the world model (T28W).
    >
    > When he installs the SIM card, the phone gives this message: "Insert

    correct
    > card." The sim card is from Virgin-Mobile UK, which would be 1800mghz and
    > not compatible with the T28W. However, when he installs his Rogers AT&T
    > (Canada) SIM card, he gets the same message (Insert correct card). The
    > Rogers network is 1900mghz so the phone should at least recognize that sim
    > card, correct??
    >
    > Aside from trying a sim card from another provider (O2/BT/Vodaphone) am I
    > overlooking anything??
    >
    > Thank-you for any suggestions.
    >
    > Charlie.
    >
    >






  5. #5
    Steve Dulieu
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    Re: T28 Problem


    "Charlie" <[email protected](remove)> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > My brother is going to school in the UK for a year so we purchased a cheap
    > gsm phone for him to use while there. Picked up a T28 off ebay. It is
    > supposed to be the world model (T28W).
    >
    > When he installs the SIM card, the phone gives this message: "Insert

    correct
    > card." The sim card is from Virgin-Mobile UK, which would be 1800mghz and
    > not compatible with the T28W. However, when he installs his Rogers AT&T
    > (Canada) SIM card, he gets the same message (Insert correct card). The
    > Rogers network is 1900mghz so the phone should at least recognize that sim
    > card, correct??
    >
    > Aside from trying a sim card from another provider (O2/BT/Vodaphone) am I
    > overlooking anything??
    >

    The only UK SIMs that will work in this phone are o2 or Vodafone SIMs which
    run on 900mghz. Or he could buy a cheap pay as you go phone such as...
    http://shop.orange.co.uk/shop/show/h...m_myx-2/detail
    ....which, although basic should see him through the year. The above is just
    an example, there are plenty of others in the 30 to 80 quid price range.
    Have a look at...
    http://www.users.totalise.co.uk/~lau..._basement.html
    ....to find out what the best deals are.
    The problem with the Rogers SIM may be related to the fact that Rogers runs
    on 1900mghz, or it may be that the phone is not in fact unlocked. I'm afraid
    I don't know enough about how SIMs talk to networks to say.
    HTH
    --
    Cheers, Steve.
    Change from jealous to sad to reply.





  6. #6
    John Navas
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    Re: T28 Problem

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.ericsson - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Wed, 10 Nov 2004
    10:48:32 GMT, "Steve Dulieu" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Charlie" <[email protected](remove)> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> My brother is going to school in the UK for a year so we purchased a cheap
    >> gsm phone for him to use while there. Picked up a T28 off ebay. It is
    >> supposed to be the world model (T28W).


    >The only UK SIMs that will work in this phone are o2 or Vodafone SIMs which
    >run on 900mghz.


    If the phone is unlocked, any standard GSM SIM will "work" since the SIM
    doesn't have anything to do with frequency, just networks. If the phone
    doesn't have the right frequency, then it won't be able to connect.

    --
    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  7. #7
    matt weber
    Guest

    Re: T28 Problem

    On Wed, 10 Nov 2004 02:22:25 -0500, "Charlie"
    <[email protected](remove)> wrote:

    >My brother is going to school in the UK for a year so we purchased a cheap
    >gsm phone for him to use while there. Picked up a T28 off ebay. It is
    >supposed to be the world model (T28W).
    >
    >When he installs the SIM card, the phone gives this message: "Insert correct
    >card." The sim card is from Virgin-Mobile UK, which would be 1800mghz and
    >not compatible with the T28W. However, when he installs his Rogers AT&T
    >(Canada) SIM card, he gets the same message (Insert correct card). The
    >Rogers network is 1900mghz so the phone should at least recognize that sim
    >card, correct??
    >
    >Aside from trying a sim card from another provider (O2/BT/Vodaphone) am I
    >overlooking anything??
    >
    >Thank-you for any suggestions.
    >
    >Charlie.
    >

    Problem isn't the SIM cards, it is the phone. It is SIM Locked. It
    will only work with either the original SIM, or a SIM from the same
    original service provider (who ever it was!)

    It is almost impossible to buy an unlocked phone in USA, and 99% of
    what is sold on eBay is locked if it was purchased used. The problem
    is the average owner is too dumb to understand that. You'll have to
    figure out who the phone was with originall
    (T-Mobile-VoiceStream-Omnipoint/Cingular/Rogers) and obtain an unlock
    code from them. Otherwsie what you have a nice paper weight.



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