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

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iphone jailbreak - its asking for active sim card

i'm in china and need to jailbreak/unlock my iphone to use it here with chinese sim card. I followed the instructions online about how to do this using a program called snowbreeze. It worked and i ...
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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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Using a different SIM card on iPad2 3g while travelling outside the US?

I have an iPad2 3g with at&t. Now, Will I be able to pop another SIM into it when I travel outside the US and use the data plan available in that country/service provider?? Is the iPad2 locked ...
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Is it possible for me to use my iPhone4 microsim dataplan on an iPad2?

I have the new iPad2 and am wondering if intead of buying a new microsim/connection from AT&T, I can just use the microsim from my iPhone4. Please advise. Thanks
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Does iPad 2 3G's GPS work without SIM card inserted?

I own an iPad 2 with 3G but I've not inserted SIM card and I'm not planning to unless it's really necessary to get GPS working. I was wondering if iPad 2 3G can navigate without SIM card (thru ...
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Is there any way to transfer data from old phone's sim card to iPhone 4?

I recently got the new iPhone 4 but it doesn't have my contacts and old text messages etc. I previously had the iPhone 3gs. When I upgraded my iphone 3gs to iphone 4 they gave me a new sim card but it ...
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If I remove my SIM card from my iPhone, will iMessage still be connected to my phone number, or can I only be reached by my Apple ID email? [duplicate]

I'm traveling internationally and I'm removing my SIM card. Even if I don't have my phone number connected to my iPhone by the SIM card, will it still be connected to iMessage for people to contact me ...
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a problem with the area locked SIM card, how can I unlock my iphone?

I recently updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 7; however, I need to fully unlock my iPhone (which I inserted a SIM card into). How do I do this? Note: my sim card is from Tahiti (French Polynesia). Can you ...
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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 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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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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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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Switch off cellular network off/on on iPhone (triggered by Bluetooth car kit)

I have a car (Audi A7 with MMI & Bluetooth Mobile Telephone interface) and an iPhone with dual SIM card (2nd SIM is plugged into the car). I would like when my car is started (and my 2nd SIM ...
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Does Find My iPhone still work with a SIM block?

My iPhone was stolen this morning. I've had the SIM, but not the IMEI blocked. It was turned off immediately by the thief. I'm hoping that, as it's got the iOS 7 beta, they'll be unable to crack it ...
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Can I use an iPhone 4 on Straight Talk?

I have an iPhone 4 that's currently on AT&T. My 2-year contract will be fulfilled in January, and at that point (if possible) I'd like to switch my service to Straight Talk or some other less ...
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Using an iPhone 5 (Verizon version) in Europe and India?

I am going to try and consolidate all of the questions I have here: Can I use the Verizon iPhone5 with a GSM carrier in Europe (Vodafone) and in India (Airtel or Aircel) with both calling and ...
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Can I use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 with european sim cards?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. AT&T is going to unlock my phone for me before I leave since my contract is in good standing with them. Will I be able to use my iPhone 4 with European carrier sim ...
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Smart Cover and Sim-tray

I would like to know weather the smart cover on a 3G iPad covers the sim-tray completely partially or not at all. A photo would also be really helpful
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Is Jailbreaking And Enabling Bluetooth File Transfer On iPhone 4 Financially Secure?

I want to use iPhone 4 for sensitive information. Will jailbreaking, downloading unofficial apps (not registered in Apple's App Store) and enabling Bluetooth file transfer cause a chance of sensitive ...
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No SIM card installed

Okay, so long story short, my husband bent my iPhone 6. It isn't that bad, the wifi and everything still works, but it says there is no longer a SIM card installed and I have no service. So I can no ...
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Sim free vs Verizon iphone

I'm looking at the new iPhone SE and was wondering if you're going to pay in full for the phone ($499) is the sim free phone different than the Verizon carrier specific one? I read somewhere the sim ...
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iPhone 5s network signals problem

There is a network problem on my iPhone 5s. Every time it is searching for signals. I have tried to restart the phone, reset network settings, reset all settings, turn on/off Airplane Mode and even ...
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Buying an iPhone 6S in the US, and using in Europe?

Should I be worried when buying an iPhone 6S in the U.S., if I want to use it in Denmark, Europe? I will be buying it SIM-free. Worried in the sense that the network might not be working (GSM/CDMA ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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iPhone 4s not activating fully with AT&T sim

I bought a used iPhone 4s from eBay and, of course, when I recieved it, it was inactivated. I put in an old At&t sim I had in the house (not sure where it came from as I've never had At&T), ...
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Apple hardware iPhone 4s SIM card

Can I set up my new iPhone with the SIM card it came with and then switch back to my old SIM card next week? Will it change my phone number or change anything on my phone at all?
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How can I activate iPhone without a SIM card?

I've just changed the screen on an iPhone 4S with iOS 6.0.1. Everything went fine until I noticed that the phone was not detecting any SIM card. It doesn't matter what you do with the SIM bay, the ...
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No SIM card installed message all of a sudden

I have an iPhone 3G. I have been using it since the past 7 months. Recently, it started showing a 'No SIM card installed' message.. The SIM works well on other phones. The weird thing is, another SIM ...
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Cellular (SIM card) stopped working on iPhone 5s

I have an iPhone 5s whose iOS was updated to the 9.1 version yesterday night. Then, from today morning up to now something strange happened: the cellular signal seems to be completely off. The carrier ...
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No SIM Card installed error in iPhone 3g

My iPhone 3G is showing No SIM Card installed Insert a valid SIM With no PIN lock to activate iPhone It is in Emergency mode so please give me a solution if there is..? It happened when I am ...
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Why do I keep having to reenter the SIM code after each iOS update?

With my iPhone 5, I've been finding that I keep having to unlock the SIM code every time I update the iOS from one minor release to the next. While this isn't a problem, as I've memorized the code, it ...
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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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Play The Sims 3 on Mac with Intel HD 3000

Can I play The Sims 3 on my MacBook? It has only an Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics chip.
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Is the iPhone 4S hardware compatible worldwide with other SIM based networks?

I particularly want to know if iPhone 4S can work with other networks that use SIM cards when the device is authorized to be unlocked. With these conditions, can it take a SIM card when traveling?
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iPhone Network lock - Fact or Fiction?

Following a recent conversation with my provider's help-line, the Customer Service Rep stated: CSR: All phones are network-locked. Me: Not ones bought directly from Apple. CSR: Even ones ...
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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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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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Is it possible that a self cut micro sim is killing an iPhone ?

When Apple introduced the iPhone 4 there where many mobile providers that didn't have micro sim's available so at that time I cut one with a sim card cutter into micro format. Since then I'm using ...
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Does the iPhone's passcode protect the SIM?

So my iPhone was just stolen. I have a long - 8 digit - pin. I'm also on the beta version of iOS 7. I think I have Find my iPhone installed and enabled. It's apparently "offline" - it's standard ...
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Unlock GSM iPhone 4?

Can I unlock a GSM iPhone 4 so that I can use a CDMA SIM card and make calls using the CDMA card?
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Is it possible to use iPhone 6 with FaceTime without a cellular SIM card?

I have an iPhone 6 with FaceTime purchased from Saudi Arabia. I don't have a cellular SIM in my phone, only a data SIM card. My question now is if I go out of the Kingdom to any other country, will ...
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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 "WiFi-...
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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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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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Sim Not valid when activating my iPhone

I have a unlocked iPhone 4 or at least that's what I've been told when i bought it. But then I went ahead to unlock it again, when I put a SIM card in, it says no service or at least i hope that's ...