Subscriber Identity Module: the chip card enabling access of a mobile device to an operator network.

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Does iPhone 4S have a region lock?

All phones in South Africa are sold unlocked, and I can use my iPhone 4S with any carrier's SIM cards in South Africa. However, when I visited Australia, I found that SIM activation failed after I ...
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How do I fix my iPhone 5s?

Now first of all, I assure you, there is not a single issue like mine. Let me list the steps taken with corresponding error messages/new problems to each step taken. The problem started when the SIM ...
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Any risk to using an active SIM card to activate an old iPhone 5?

My boss recently bought an iPhone 5. She does not plan to use any calling/texting features on it, she only wants to use an app called PureAudioPro from the app store on it (essentially she will treat ...
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Will my iphone insurance company know that I found the old one (which I was supposed to return if found) if I put a new sim card in it?

I don't know if this belongs on Ask Different, but I reckoned it does because the core of the question involves the SIM card and apple company data. My father got traveller's insurance from Asurion ...
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Unlocked iPhone 4S w/no SIM Card-how to start up without contract

I am using Android phone on Verizon now. Last weekend, I got a present from friend "ARCCOS Golf" system which only works together with iPhone 4S or later. I contacted ARCCOS support center and got the ...
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How to broadcast video from IP camera with private IP address

I have a situation, I have IP cameras in different locations, these cameras are connected to small webservers with private IP SIM cards (VPN sim cards), if I am connected to the VPN, I can access ...
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How to enable 3G for an Indian iPad on Airtel?

So, I have an iPad Air 2 64 GB LTE purchased in India. I'm using a network carrier called Airtel for the data. This device is running iOS 8.4 as of posting this question. Here's my problem- When I ...
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If I buy an iPhone 6 in Germany, will it work in the U.S.?

I know this works the other way around because I have my old 5 here in Germany right now and removing my U.S. sim card and putting in a pre-paid German sim card worked just fine. I'm due for an ...
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Do all iPad mini models have SIM slots?

I currently have an iPad mini 2 WiFi/Verizon. It is a 16GB model. I want to upgrade to a 128GB model and use my existing SIM card. Do I have to buy a Verizon model, or can I buy a so-called ...
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How to recover iMessages sent to main phone number when using a different SIM card overseas?

I am a U.S. AT&T customer with an unlocked iPhone 6 plus, but am currently travelling through Spain and using a pre-paid Vodafone SIM card. One major problem I've run into: After inserting the ...
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How can I transfer contacts between SIM cards?

I've bought a new iPhone 5S and inserted a nano SIM into it by purchasing a nano sim with same number. How can I get contacts from my old sim to new SIM?
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Borrowing an iPhone 4 - I've swapped the sim but can I access my email and iMessages without loosing the owner's?

Can I access my mail and iMessages without wiping the iPhone first? I want to return the phone to its pre-loan state when I'm done borrowing.
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How to restore iPhone backups without a SIM?

I have an iPhone 5 with a damaged SIM slot. How does one restore an iPhone using file backups made from iPhone 5 without having to insert a sim card or using Xcode? Using the MDBACKUP files or ...
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Can I efficiently use the iPhone with a prepaid Sim card?

I'm not sure this is the correct place where to ask this. If you can indicate me another Stack Exchange website I can use instead would be great. Anyway, I'm willing to move to a prepaid sim card for ...
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How to tell if iPhone's SIM port is working even though it's locked?

Is there any way to know if my phone's SIM port is working, even though it's locked to Sprint and I don't have access to a Sprint SIM? I tried using another one but it says "no sim" instead of "no ...
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I've found an icloud locked iPhone, how can I return it to the owner?

a friend of mine found an iPhone 6 in a festival but she didn't have a way to charge the phone for a couple weeks. She is a maid here in Brazil and didn't have the proper charger neither knew how to ...
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Old iPhones unable to find wifi nework

My Dad has an iPhone 3g. I have an original iPhone (2g) Neither of them have the ability to find a wifi network anymore. They have SIM cards in the, but the SIM cards are disabled (not activated ...
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iPhone 5c switching off if I keep my SIM

My iPhone 5c is factory unlocked. First I used to use some SIM(1) in it, after that I have updated and kept another SIM(2) then within 5 minutes it switched off again, started and again switched off ...
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iPhone 3g Unlocking [duplicate]

I had an iPhone 3G that needs an unlocked Sim card. I believe this is a GSM product. Is there a way around this to Unlock without a SIM?
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Can you activate your iPhone 5/5s/5c with iOS 8.1 with any nano SIM card?

I just got a new iPhone 5/5s/5c and it comes with a fresh install, or factory reset, of iOS 8.1. I didn't get a SIM card with the phone, and it will not let me activate/use it without one. I am ...
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Is the iPhone5 and up not Network locked?

In my experience phones have been locked to the carrier, requiring a hefty fee and a contract payout to transfer them to another carrier. (Just because they can). This commentator writes: Oh all ...
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How can I use T-Mobile unlocked iPhone with different service provider?

I just bought a free contract iPhone 6 with T-Mobile SIM card. I want to use the iPhone with another service provider but i'm worried. Should I plug the device and initialize it on iTunes first or can ...
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Where do you get the tool they use at the Genius Bar to remove SIM cards?

I was at the Genius Bar recently and the techs had a tiny tool on their loop of cables that looked like a pin with an oval-shaped loop at the top. Anyone know where to acquire this tool? I know I ...
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Accessing WiFi on an iPhone 3 which is unlocked but has no sim

I have a UK iPhone 3G which I got unlocked when I moved to the states. I used to be able to use it to listen to music (via the Music button, not the iTunes button) fine but now it skips certain songs ...
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iPhone 6 Initial Power Up SIM Card Locking?

First, my question: Does swapping out a foreign SIM for the Sprint SIM that comes in new Sprint iPhone 6's prior to the first power up in any way prevent the iPhone from being locked by Sprint for ...
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Purchasing an iPhone 6 in the United States - Using it in the United Kingdom

I would like to purchase the new iPhone 6, but as I travel a lot between the US and the UK I have to make sure I buy a model that works well in both places. The idea is to buy an unlocked device so I ...
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Tethering SIM-disabled on iPad but SIM can be used to tether on Windows phone?

I've got a SIM from a windows phone for which tethering (internet sharing over wifi) works fine. When I put the same SIM into my iPad (3rd Gen, iOS 8.1) - it tells me that I need to contact my ...
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How to get on-demand monthly plans back for iPad?

When I purchased my iPad (3rd gen) for use with Verizon, it came with a sim that I could use to buy data on-demand for a month at a time without contracts or activation fees every time I turned it on ...
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Is it possible to have two phones (one of which an iPhone) on the same number without changing the SIM card?

I have always wondered whether it was possible to use the same phone number on an "emergency phone" in case the main one gets lost.
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An iPhone with dual sim capability?

Is there any iPhone model with official dual sim capability?
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Is there any way to read incoming SMS on cellular iPad or redirect them to email/other phone number?

I want to log in on a web-site to manage my sim-card services. To do this i should know a one-time password, which will be sent to my number while sim-cars is used on iPad. Is there any way to read ...
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Can I use my brothers old SIM card that's in an iPad he gave me?

My brother just gave me his old iPad after purchasing a new one. He accidently left his SIM card in there because he got a different SIM card for his new one. I won't be able to add to my current ...
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hoow can I make and receive calls With USA and Canada by using a PBX account, Acrobits softphone, and Google chat?

I have an iPhone 4s running iOS 8, I an recently using it in the Middle East, but I would like to make and receive calls to people living in Canada and USA. I have a gmail that has an American mobile ...
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How can I enable Fixed Number Dialing on iPhone 3G?

FND is a sim card feature that allows you to restrict outgoing calls to a fixed list. It is usually used by either businesses to restrict an employee phone, or by parents to restrict a child's phone. ...
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Could a Verizon 4G LTE SIM activate an unlocked iPhone 5s?

I'm getting a used, unlocked iPhone 5s tomorrow, and I will not be using it for mobile services -- just as an "advanced" iPod Touch. I will, as I understand it, need to have a SIM card to activate it. ...
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If I change the sim in my iPad4 (retina) will I have to set it up again?

I've changed providers and gotten a cheaper plan for my iPad. (Running iOS 7) My question is: If I change the sim in my iPad4 (retina) will I have to set it up again?
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Can I buy a used iPhone 5 from eBay and use it as an iPod Touch?

I'm planning on buying a second-hand iPhone 5 from eBay and then using it as an iPod Touch (when the time comes, I'd like to activate it and use it as an iPhone). I'm not sure how activation works, ...
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Apple 4s Using Tracfone BYOP

I am looking into buying a used Apple 4s to use as a Tracfone through Tracfone BYOP. I want to be sure that I know my facts before investing money into this venture. Please let me know if I'm missing ...
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can I activate three 3GS iphons if i set them all back to factory setings useing itunes?

I was wondering if I have 3 3GS iphons and they are all locked and i set them back to factory settings using iTunes if i could activate them and just activate using one Sim card and then use them just ...
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Can I still get charged for data if I dont use my sim card?

First of all my broadband is orange and it doesn't tell you when it's gone over the mb so I pay around £20 a month and the end of last month it came up to £65 so mostly I use the phone at work and at ...
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No Simcard installed - iPhone 5

I've got an iPhone 5 running the latest iOS 7 version. (I don't feel like testing the first pre-released iOS 8). The iPhone randomly displays me "No sim card installed" in a pop-up and I have no ...
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Leave iPhone on when changing SIM card

I have to switch quite often between 2 SIM cards on my iPhone. I always used to turn it off to do that, however, it seems to work just fine even if I leave it on. Can it harm my iPhone or SIM card or ...
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Change carrier settings in iPhone post iOS7, possible?

I recently moved to a new country, and got a new SIM for use over there. The sim came with an old no-name android phone, that works fine (can use data, call, text, all). When I insert the same sim ...
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iPad LTE edition and SIM from smartphone

I am thinking if it is possible to use my phone's SIM card in iPad's SIM slot? This because I need the 4G just only very few times, so when it will be necessary to use it, I will move the SIM from my ...
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Using Verizon iPhone 5s internationally

I have a Verizon iPhone 5s and live in the US. It's not unlocked/jail broken. I'm traveling to Scotland next week for 7 days. How can I use my phone primarily for calling back to the US and within ...
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iPhone 3GS no sim error

I got an iPhone 3G from a friend and it is showing "no sim card" and I know the sim card is good and it won't let me do anything but phone start up. Can anyone help please?
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Unsure of how to achieve my usage scenario with a repurposed iPhone

I live in the USA. I want to purchase a used iPhone 5 and repurpose it and activate it with my existing Apple ID, and use it as if it were an iPod touch, without a service contract from a phone ...
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WhatsApp on iPhone: how to switch to a new phone number without losing anything?

I have a long history of chats, several groups and multiple contacts (who have me in their address books) on Whatsapp for iPhone. How can I preserve them all if I switch for a week to a new SIM card ...
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How to forward iPhone messages to Macbook or iPod?

I'm currently studying abroad in England. I have an iPod touch, iPhone 5, and Macbook Air. I recently took the SIM card out of my iPhone and received a UK Sim card so I can use data and texting here ...
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Disable simcard or phone on Verizon iPhone 4

I have Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 iOS 7 jailbroken, with no simcard slot. I'm using it as an iPod, because there is no Verizon in my country and I would like it to stop looking for signal, because it's ...