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

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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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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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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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iPhone 3GS activation error on iOS 5 upgrade - “No SIM card in phone”

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 a few days ago. The upgrade went smoothly; however, I'm having trouble activating my phone. My wireless provider is O2 in the UK and my O2 SIM is in the phone, but ...
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Associate Apple ID with two different SIM cards (phone numbers)

I live in Canada but travel to the States and when I do I put in my American SIM card which of course has a different phone number. Sometimes when in the States I get locked out of my account and it ...
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IPhone 5 enquiry, all help gratefully received!

We want to hand an iPhone 5 on to our granddaughter, but want to make sure that her enquiring mind won't find anything in the phone that she shouldn't. Credit card, bank account details etc. if we ...
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How to disable the Warning No Sim Card in iPad while not using SIM?

I have not managed to find a way to disable the warning No Sim Card Installed while using iPad Air without sim-card. I disabled using Mobile data in all parts of settings. I have done this now in ...
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iPhone stuck at “No SIM card installed”

I "retired" my old iPhone 3GS when I got my shiny new iPhone 4 and I was happily using it as an iPod touch with camera and compass. However, I made the mistake of throwing away the SIM inside the ...
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Can I use my iPhone4 without a sim card if i just updated to the lastest software?

I have an iPhone 4 that I wanted to use for my daughter to play on. I updated it to the latest software iOS 6 and it's telling me to put a SIM card in to activate it. I don't want the iPhone ...
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Can I exchange an iPhone 4 with an iPhone 5 without getting a new SIM?

I understand that for certain iPhone models it is necessary to get a new SIM if I want to exchange them. If I have a 4S and want to exchange it with a user who has just purchased a 5, is this ...
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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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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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Can I get a new SIM card for iPhone I found?

I found an iPhone lying on my table. I called every person I know that was in my house to check if it was theirs. No one said it was theirs. I waited a month later, keeping the iPhone in my drawer. I ...
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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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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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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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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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Mobile internet doesn't work

I have an iPhone 4s that is locked, but I'm using a Gevey SIM. Just recently I transfered from one operator to another and I can't get my internet to work, while everything is fine once I'm on Wi-Fi. ...
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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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Where can I find the phone number of the SIM card that I have in an iPad?

Is there a way, directly on the iPad, to find out which phone number is associated to the MicroSIM which it is using? I can't find it in the menus, currently. Is there an easy way to find it ...
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iPhone 5s from Dennmark to Portugal

Will an unlocked iPhone 5s from Dennmark work in Portugal? Thanks!
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How do I remove contacts on my sim card on iPhone?

By accident I imported some contacts to my contacts app in my iPhone. I do not need them there. So, If I need to avoid to import them again by accident I would like to remove them from my sim. How ...
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iPhone 6 Plus setup and SIM card unsupported

I bought an iPhone 6 Plus second hand, and restored it. I believe carrier is AT&T, do I need to add minutes to this sim card to set up phone? Getting a sim not supported with other sim cards like ...
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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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Switched SIM cards but contacts are no longer on my iPhone?

What do I need to do, once I have switched SIM cards on my iPhone, to get my contacts to appear?
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iPad won't accept Verizon SIM

I have an iPad 4 model #1459(wifi/cellular) tied into AT&T/T-Mobile my carrier is Verizon. Is there anyway to change my ipad to Verizon? I dropped in a Verizon sim card but got an error message ...
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Activate used Verizon iPhone 6 without sim?

I recently purchased a used iPhone 6, originally on the Verizon network. I'm an app developer, and as such, only need to be able to use this phone over wifi. However, when I boot up the phone I reach ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can I put my iPhone 4 sim card into a new iPhone 4S?

I have an iPhone 4, and want to upgrade to an iPhone 4S. Can I just buy one and switch my sim card? My current iPhone is through my ex's account. I don't want him knowing I'm getting a new one. My ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...