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

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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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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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iphone, rsim problem [on hold]

pls help: I have an iphone 4s which is locked by Verizon so while I'm here in Philippines, technicians told me to use gevey sim in order to use it. It worked well but since I didn't know that it would ...
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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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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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What angle do I insert iPad SIM eject tool into new iPad to get the tray out?

I've found lots of videos on how to eject the SIM card holder from an iPad 2, but the location is different on the New iPad, and no matter whether to put the pin in parallel to the screen surface, or ...
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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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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 tried updating my iPhone, but now it says “SIM is invalid”

I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB. I have just tried updating the phone using iTunes. The phone is second hand, and was unlocked when I bought it. I didn't know that when you try to update it, it loses ...
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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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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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5k views

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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25k views

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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74 views

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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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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4answers
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Changing home network on SIM card

I have an iPhone 4S from Verizon, which they've "unlocked" for international use. I say "unlocked" in quotes because it's still restricted from US SIM cards. I'm able to use any international SIM, but ...
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1answer
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iPhone 3 Upgrading and other similar issues

So the device in concern is the iPhone 3S. It has been jailbroken in the past and I haven't really used it since. And now I decided to upgrade it so I restore it to factory settings, except there is a ...
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3answers
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can you take out the iPhone's sim card and use wifi outside of america?

I'm traveling overseas and I wish I had a regular iPod touch so that I can just use WiFi to check emails without paying a roaming fee. I have an iPhone with an AT&T sim card. I was wondering if I ...
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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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Inserting old SIM after activating iPhone 5s

After activating the iPhone 5s (no simlock or netlock) with iOS 7.1.1 iTunes 11, using the delivered SIM card (from the carrier that made the offer), can I insert my old SIM (nano sim needs to be ...
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“This cell phone has no sim card.” message

I reverted my iPhone 3GS to factory settings and now everything I do ends up with the message: "This cell phone has no sim card." How can I fix this?
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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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951 views

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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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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22k views

Can I use an old iPhone as a wifi-only device?

I have an AT&T (GSM) iPhone 4. If I were to upgrade to an iPhone 5, could I simply pop the SIM out of my iPhone 4 and continue using it on wifi only? Would I also need to get the SIM deactivated ...
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1answer
99 views

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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9k views

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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178 views

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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iPhone 5S showing SIM invalid [duplicate]

My brother brought me iPhone 5S from UK, It was given without any sim and it was working fine, until I restore it following restore iOS device to factory settings page, now I can't activate device, ...
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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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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 ...
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Is it possible to put a iPad data sim card in an iPhone 5s?

I would like to purchase an iPhone 5s for data use in the US and as an international phone when overseas. Is it possible to use an iPad SIM card in the iPhone 5s to use for data only?
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274 views

Activate an AT&T iPhone 3GS outside of USA after iOS upgrade

I'd like to know if it's possible to activate an AT&T iPhone 3GS outside of USA. I live in Brazil and I've bought this iPhone from eBay. As it came with iOS 4.x (I don't remember the exact ...
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Locked iPhone 5 AT&T works on Tmobile network

Hope this question is in the right location. I recently switched from AT&T to Tmobile. I put in a request with AT&T to unlock an iPhone 5 under my family plan and was deined due to the ...
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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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Activate unsubsidized iPhone 5 - can I later switch carriers?

I'm living in Germany and recieved an unused iPhone 5 A1429 without SIM or contract as a gift. I'm planning to use it abroad, likely with prepaid SIM cards. The phone is not activated yet and I am ...
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What do I have to do on my iPhone or in iTunes if my number changed?

I switched to a new provider yesterday, and I'm gonna receive an iPhone 5s from them later today. But as the cancellation of my plan with the previous provider isn't completed yet, the SIM card coming ...
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238 views

Can I use the T-mobile contract free iPhone 5S with my AT&T number?

I am thinking of purchasing the contract-free 5S because my contract with AT&T just expired, and I will only need the phone in the US for a few more months. Will I be able to use my AT&T sim ...
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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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apple iPhone 4s sim card [duplicate]

Can I set up my new iPhone with the SIM card it gave me 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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Using an iPhone 4S in South Korea

My brother will soon be going to South Korea to teach English and he is wanting to make sure that his phone will work properly with a local carrier. The phone is SIM unlocked (we verified it with an ...
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252 views

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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119 views

Can I use my iPhone 4 sim in another iPhone 4

I was just wondering if I am able to use my current iPhone 4 sim in another iPhone 4 because my current phone is breaking. Thanks
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433 views

Using Mobile SIM card with an iPad Mini

If I buy a Wifi and Cellular iPad Mini, could I cut down my mobile SIM card and use its cellular data with the iPad?
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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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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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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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506 views

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 ...