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Subscriber Identity Module: a chip card or electronic analog that maps a cellular service account to a specific hardware device.

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New SIM card does not support data traffic in old iPhone

I have just received a new SIM card I want to use in an iPhone 4S. The phone reports decent 3G connectivity and can make phone calls, but it does not connect to data services. Data services work when ...
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To understand working of Cellular iPad+iPhone and number of sim cards required

I am totally confused by iPad Cellular calling features. If I put a sim card in iPad cellular, how do I make or receive calls in iPad since, there is no default dial app in iPad. Case 1: 1 sim card: ...
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iPhone 7 won't activate and can't access Apple Support or iTunes

My new iPhone 7 recently had an error that said it lost cellular connectivity and required an update. I'm traveling and don't have access to iTunes (on work computer and I cannot install software). I ...
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SIM unlocked Apple Watch gift

If I am to purchase an Apple Watch in NYC to be used by a relative in Amsterdam, can I purchase a SIM unlocked watch and expect it to work with any of the carriers? If not, which carriers will support ...
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StraightTalk Wifi Calling with ATT iPhone 6

If you have experience with using an ATT iPhone on the StraightTalk, please state which iPhone + IOS version you have tested with StraightTalk. If there were any changes required to the ATT iPhone ...
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Iphone 4 stuck when trying to unlock with SIM PIN code

The phone works normally except for the SIM. I can unlock it, then open apps, preferences etc. I've made a backup in iTunes, then reset the phone to factory settings, then restored the backup. This ...
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iPhone: Scan Cellular Network

When I scan for Cellular Network on my iPhone (Settings app → General → Cellular → Network Selection → Manual), the only networks that I get is from my ISP, the company that I bough my SIM card from. ...
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Wi-Fi Calling: Straight talk iPhone 6s with T-Mobile SIM

Wi-Fi calling requires an iPhone 5c or newer. I would like to migrate from ST to TMO with a 6s. As I understand it both carriers support Wi-Fi calling. Assuming that the 6s is SIM unlocked, what ...
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Voicemail stuck in the network provider abyss

Context (we're UK based): My wife had an iPhone using the SIM card of one network provider. She then switched networks (same iPhone, new SIM card). During the porting of her number to the new network, ...
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SIM card transferrable between iPhone models?

My iPhone SE is not working anymore and someone has offered me an older (2015 - she doesn't know the model) iPhone that her husband bought shortly before his death. Can I transfer my SIM card (...
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Changing sim cards on iPhone 5s

I have changed my network provider and inserted their sim into my iPhone 5s. The phone is unlocked, all my contacts were saved... but the sim card has the default code 0000, and I want to change that ...
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Help setting up two iPhones with one SIM. (One iPhone 6s with a SIM, the other iPhone 5s riding off the SIM in the 6s)

Hoping to get a little help with using two iPhones with one SIM card to make/receive phone calls (that is using one SIM card in an iPhone 6s, and an iPhone 5s to make and receive calls via the 6s and ...
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Does WhatsApp work without a SIM card?

In my Moto G5, I can still use WhatsApp after removing the SIM card, after I successfully validated my phone number. Would this method work in an iPhone?
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Using iPhone SIM in an iPad?

Background - earlier this year, Verizon ran a BOGO sale where I was able to get an iPhone 8 for 'free', the catch being, I needed to add a new line of service. Given the bump from 3 lines to 4 was ...
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Use SIM card on international roaming only for voice calls (sans mobile data)

I would like to know whether I can use my iPhone 6 with Pakistani SIM card to make and receive phone calls while roaming in UK. I would not like to consume any mobile data (for Internet/background ...
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How to disable the physical sim and only use the eSIM on iPhone XS/iPhone XS Max?

I'm wondering if there is a way to turn off the Physical sim and use only the eSim on my iPhone XS Max. I travel a lot and I'm loving the use of eSIM. I understand that I can turn off the eSIM if ...
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Unfamiliar prompt when inserting new prepaid SIM card into iPhone in China

While visiting Shenzhen, China yesterday as a tourist I acquired a prepaid +86 SIM card from China Unicom. Everything seemed to work out fine, but I am wondering about one observation: When the sales ...
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Moving Sim card to another phone

I bought a new iPhone. I want to put my wife's sim card into my old phone. Her iphone is an iPhone 6+. The iPhone I want to put it into is an Iphone 7+. I tried it and it doesn't work.
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Does iPhone Xs Max have a SIM card slot?

I’m confused by the store listing and want to make sure I’m not tricked into buying an eSIM only iPhone.
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iPhone not connecting to cellular service

For about two weeks now the service bar on my iPhone 7 Plus only says searching. I contacted my service provider and they said it was the SIM card but I switched my SIM card with another iPhone user ...
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Puzzled about (lack of?) Apple SIM

Apple's store web pages began saying some time ago that cell-enabled iPads include an Apple SIM. I have a barely working iPad that I had a data plan on in Korea in February. But because it is broken,...
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iPhone in Lost Mode Can I use same apple id on new phone

My iPhone was recently lost, I put it in lost mode via icloud and I know it was found by someone because I got the email from icloud saying it's been found as well as a last known location...but it ...
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iPhone 7 Sim Switching, Account Switching or just Normal Domain Traffic?

I think there is some funny business going on with one of the devices in my house. I'm not sure if the person is changing into between iCloud Accounts on the same device, or switching Sims or using ...
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Wi-fi doesn't work on my iPhone 4

If I do not have a SIM Card installed in my iPhone 4, will it still connect to the internet? I have tried to connect via WiFi, it says that it is loading, yet doesn't connect. I don't know if it has ...
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Possible to transfer an active, Verizon sim card to an unlocked iPhone 8 purchased from the Apple store?

I would like to purchase an iPhone 8 as a gift for a current Verizon customer who is still using an old iPhone 5c. I plan to purchase the phone outright and since the cost at the Verizon store is the ...
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Does Apple Watch Cellular clone the SIM card?

I have read, that Apple Watch will have the same phone number as iPhone and if iPhone is far away, it can connect to cellular network itself. Doesn't this mean that Apple Watch clones the SIM and how ...
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EE blocked my stolen phone's sim, will this prevent Lost mode from taking effect?

I had my iphone 6s plus stolen in a nightclub at the weekend, I activated lost mode straight away but the phone was offline. I then phoned EE to report the theft and they blocked the sim, but I've ...
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Can I buy an Apple SIM card if I’m not a resident of the country where it's sold?

Can Apple SIM cards be freely purchased, or are they tied to having an address in one of the thirteen countries where they are sold? I noticed an article on Mac Rumors that headlines “Truphone's Apple ...
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How do I fix “could not activate cellular data network” problem when returning to US after traveling and using a different SIM card?

After traveling overseas (Vietnam & Japan) and using a SIM card for each country, I restored my AT&T SIM card into my iPhone and got: I tried the suggestions in https://support.apple.com/en-...
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Carrier SIM card and unlocking issues…

I recently purchased a used iPhone 7 to upgrade from a 5s. The new iPhone was on AT&T and I use Verizon, so I knew it needed to be unlocked before I attempted to use my current SIM card in it. I ...
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Can I use any Sim to activate/set up iPhone 5s

I recently ordered a straight talk iPhone 5s from swappa. I plan to just use it as a wifi device but my question is, can I use any sim card for the initial set up or does it have to be specifically ...
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What is busy calls?

In phone settings on iOS I have a button called "SIM apps" when clicked it gives me a button to open an app called Busy Calls, the app starts with the screen on the left. If I click "Edit SMS ...
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Manage multiple SIM cards by connecting them to a device at home and using them remotely [closed]

I have 3 SIM cards and I don't want to have 3 phones to manage them. I just want to know if for example I can keep one of the cards in my phone and keep the two others in my house plugged in one ...
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How can I find my lost iPhone 7 Plus?

I lost my iPhone yesterday and I didn't turn on mobile data, so I couldn't use Find my iPhone to locate it. I have tried to call many times, but no one answers and the phone keeps ringing. That means ...
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Trying to use a data-only SIM card in an iPhone 7 running iOS 10

So, I recently got an Android tablet (Samsung Tab E 8) from my carrier (Virgin Mobile in Canada) and it came with a nano sim card on a $15/month 3GB data plan. I’d way rather use this in my iPhone 7 ...
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Will SIM-free iPhone from Apple lock to first carrier activated?

Suppose I buy an iPhone 7 directly from Apple, and I select the SIM-free version. Will this lock to the first carrier it is activated with? Or is it unlocked for life so I'll be able to switch ...
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Is a sim-free iPhone different from a virtual-sim iPhone?

We read that Apple has a patent on a 'virtual sim' iPhone. Then we saw that Apple was selling a 'sim-free' iPhone. Both allow you to choose your carrier later. These appear to be different ...
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I have the same number on 2 different phones with 2 different carriers [closed]

I recently switched carriers and everything was done over the phone. I provided my account number etc from my old carrier to my new carrier and authorized everything to be transferred over. I ...
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Unlock sim after passing opportunity to unlock on iPhone startup

This must be some basic stuff but I'm unable to figure it out. I've restarted my iPhone, inserted my security code and then when the numpad appeared to insert my SIM pin code, I pressed the home ...
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Unlocked IPhones 5s Gets locked after inserting SIM [duplicate]

Bought iphone 5s and it's previous owner removed icloud account on it. I created my own icloud account and associated with it. Everything is ok, but when i insert a sim card, it requres me OLD ...
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My text messages are still on my iphone5, even though I removed the sim card. Will I lose the texts when I install a new sim card?

My text messages are still on my iphone5, even though I removed the sim card. Will I lose the texts when I install a new sim card? I want to keep my old text messages. They document old events and ...
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How do I recharge my ipad's SIM card?

I don't know how SIM cards work in your country, either you should charge (increasing its credit) it every time when its credit is finished Or its credit is unlimited .. anyway my SIM needs to be ...
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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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iPhone 4/5 SIM sizes

I have an iPhone 4 and I'm borrowing an old iPhone 5s from a family member. I understand that they have two different types/sizes of SIM cards but would I simply ask my carrier (Verizon) to send me a ...
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Want to switch the SIM card from my iPhone 4 to 6s plus

I want to insert my existing SIM card from iPhone 4 to iPhone 6s Plus. I want to know if I remove the SIM card from my existing phone, will the data and photos and contacts and whatsApp chats will be ...
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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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Is it possible to activate an iPhone overseas?

My parents brought me a iPhone SE locked by Sprint from US and I only turned it on here in my country (Brazil). It was not able to reach the original network. I wanted to unlock it but first I must ...
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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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Problem Setting Up iPhone 5s

I just purchased an iPhone (on Sprint), my first one, off of Craigslist. However I am having a problem: I get home and connect it to Wi-Fi and it says I need a SIM card. I looked online a bit to see ...
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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 ...