A SIM card is an integrated circuit that securely stores the data used to identify a subscriber within a mobile network.

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IMEI spoofing won't fix invalid Sim Card

I recently bought a second-hand LG Pro Lite. I restored it to its factory settings. For a few days, it worked properly. A week or so later, I had no phone service. Everything else works fine. As I ...
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Using a custom Lock Screen does not unlock the SIM (PIN)

When using Hi Locker as my lock screen, my Android Lollipop device does not prompt me for my SIM PIN upon boot -- and leaves the SIM card locked (therefore providing no service). Details: I'm ...
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Problem accessing Secure Element on Samsungs S4 and S5 with 4.4.2+ [migrated]

I've been working on an app that uses SIM card's Secure Element to store encryption keys and does actual encryption of sensitive data. So, I've been testing it on various phones/Android versions and ...
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SIM card not detecting and imei null after flashing recovery (intex aqua i5-not i5 HD)

I wanted to flash custom ROM . Before that I flashed a custom recovery img. Then I tried flashing custom ROM zip file using flashify. It said flashing completed and reboot to continue. When ...
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Why won't my no SIM Android phone pair with an Android Wear watch?

I have got a brand new Nexus 6, and brand new LG G Watch. Everything seems to work fine, but when I try and pair them, at the final stage the watch says "Just a minute" for a long time, and then ...
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Network App Restriction

I recently bought a japanese cellphone (Fujitsu F-06e NX). It came with some really cool apps but most of them have limited functionality due to network work restrictions (Phone must be on docomo ntt ...
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I can't find the SIM card slot on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

I have Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, but there is no SIM card slot available to put in. Is there any adapter or another way to put the SIM card and use it?
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SIM card removed

My Samsung Galaxy S4 recently started displaying an error saying SIM card removed. Unable to detect your SIM card. Your device will restart to check for your SIM card. There is nothing to do at ...
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XOLO Q1000 SIM CARD ERROR. Not being able to flash other roms due to bootloop.

I recently rooted a Xolo q1000 phone and flashed CWM. I flashed a zip ROM but was not happy with it. I then downloaded a kitkat based rom from XDA which had to be flashed through Sp Flash tools. I did ...
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How to insert a SIM card on a MyWigo City?

First of all, excuse me if this is not the correct site to ask this question or if it seems too stupid, but I have been struggling with that for some hours and I couldn't solve it yet. The point is ...
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Why won't my THL android allow my number to connect?

I bought a THL phone on eBay. I purchased a 4G pay-as-you-go SIM to go with it. The problem I'm having is that voice and text messages cannot be sent or received. I set up the SIM card on an iPhone ...
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Using Whatsapp on same phone but different sim card

I have a phone now that have WhatsApp installed on it, but I have a new sim card, and I don't know the phone number I used to register for Whatsapp because I used another sim card while traveling and ...
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Checking for SIM card defects

Short question: How can I obtain detailed information about my SIM card, using Android apps and/or adb (possibly root)? I'd like to diagnose mobile data connection problems possibly caused by SIM ...
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Setup Motorola Moto G 2nd gen without sim card

Can I reset and resetup my Motorola Moto G 2nd gen [XT1068] smoothly without having a sim card inserted? I don't want the setup system to want my sim card because every setup it auto enables the ...
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Viber already on PC and want to install on android without SIM

I already have a viber installed on my PC and want to install on my android now. Want to use the same old mobile number with viber but I cannot receive SMS on that old number. How to activate viber ...
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Unlock a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005

As the title says, im wanting my note 3 unlocked from the 3 (three) network in the UK. I understand the Samsung unlock servers are down which is why i haven't done it myself, but also understand ...
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metropcs ZTE no network and doesn't connect,

I recently had to factory reset my phone. Now when I put the SIM card in from my Huawei it won't connect to the carrier data network, it only works on WiFi.
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Does replacing a damaged SIM slot changes the IMEI as well?

I damaged my 3G (WCDMA) SIM slot which I need to get replaced/reparied. I'm curious whether the replacement will also change the IMEI no or the slot? i.e. is IMEI info linkedup with the SIM SLot ...
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Passwords and SIM change

The Android idiosyncrasy of forgetting all passwords on SIM change is annoying in this world fettered by daylight robbery otherwise known as roaming fees. Has anyone figured out a way to make it ...
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Manual network unlocking failure, please HELP

Im trying to unlock my Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 and i have some troubles. My phone is running on Android 4.1.1 and it has root mode enable. 1: I dial the "secret" code *#197328640#. 2: Press ...
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S4 not detecting Sim card

I'm not sure that this is the right place to ask this but I hope getting any hier. I have a Samsung S4 that doesn't recognize the SIM card I've bought a new SIM-Card reader and changed the old one, ...
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How can I view contacts and SMS on my SIM card (without importing them)?

I need to replace my SIM card with a newer one, because the new phone I ordered has only a micro-SIM slot. The replacement SIM has just arrived. As soon as I activate it, the old one will get ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active no SIM Card

I tried rooting my device with towelroot only to find out it didn't work. I went to bed before doing this, and when I woke up my phone said no SIM card, please insert in the notification bar. I got ...
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Retrieving lost SIM PIN and PUK

If the SIM and PUK are stored on the SIM card, then why can't an Android application read this information and display it to the user? Thanks.
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Disabling/Changing PIN on Android device: where are the disabled flag and new PINs stored (SIM or internal storage)?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Lock SIM card` which displays a check box which can be used to configure the phone to ...
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Possible to change SIM card PUK on Android device?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, one can go to Settings -> More -> Security -> SIM card lock -> Set up SIM card lock -> Change SIM PIN to change the default PIN that came with the SIM card. ...
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Using the tablet for cell phone calls

My tablet is a SurfTab xiron 7.0 3G. It can take two sim-cards (dual sim-capable). I can receive voice calls over the bluetooth headphones. It does not seem to be able to alert by a ringer or flashing ...
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Htc does not recognize any sim cards

I have a HTC wildfire that i am using as a replacement phone until my contract is up as my former phone is broken. It works fine however wont detect ANY sim cards i use. I have tried an o2 and two ...
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Storage space and memory: mobile phone architecture versus PC architecture

On a PC, there are hard disks acting as storage space where the operating system and application files are stored, and there is RAM which is memory which gets used up by the operating system ...
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How to delete SIM card messages in Kit Kat

How to delete SIM card messages in Kit Kat? Usually I get the SIM card is full error, but if I try to delete the messages I get the error Unfortunately, messaging has stopped. This is a Micromax ...
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Ordered i9300 from eBay - need help to understand what's going on

I've ordered a new, unlocked i9300 from eBay, and I had some adventures with it: I've unpacked it, inserted my SIM, powered it on, and found out that the phone always thinks that I'm roaming. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 - “Insert SIM card” after installing CM 10.2

I flashed CyanogenMod 10.2 from zip on SD card with ClockworkMod, and now my Galaxy S3 doesn't detect my SIM card. Upon loading CM the first time, it shows the following message: SIM card - you ...
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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changing phones [duplicate]

i have recently got a new phone and have to intall whats app on it but I don't want to change my old number. unfortunately I don't have the old sim card for me to receive the verification code. what ...
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Access phone without SIM PIN

Sometimes I want to access my phone without unlocking the SIM cards (yes, two of them, so two PINs). It may be that I just want to play some games, and I know that there is no coverage so I do not ...
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save roaming on dual sim card

Phone companies do not permit call forwarding feature to international numbers. But if we have a active dual sim phone, is the following scenario possible? Sim 1 gets an incoming call which gets ...
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No sim card detected?

my SE Xperia Arc S started going crazy today, it didn't detect the sim card, so I've tried reseting the phone to factory settings, but it still wasn't detected, I've also installed a new rom, to no ...
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HTC desire bravo sim card is always ejecting

I have to hold the card in place while using the phone otherwise it pushes itself out. When troubleshooting the problem, being as gentle as possible by the way, it clicks into place but doesn't catch ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

I opened chrome and it shoots a notification that if I don't stayed in the page that it was opened, my battery's gonna die. The page was "top3androidapps.com". HELP. I don't know if it's a virus, i ...
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A lack of sim card in my android device crashing my apps? Why?

A weird problem I observed with my Micromax A116, android version 4.2.1. From the day I bought it, 8 months back, I have used both the sim slots. But the internal earphones were damaged & I ...
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Is it possible to use mobile minutes on a tablet

Is it possible to make phone calls from a tablet and use minutes instead of data? The ultimate goal is to have a tablet (e.g. nexus 7) and a Bluetooth headset and make phone calls without using up ...
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Unable to add contact to SIM

I want to add new contact and save it in SIM Card. I use OnePlus One with CyanogenMod 11S, which is on top of Android 4.4.4 and inside I have O2 pay-as-you-go card from UK. When I used Gingerbread ...
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Google Play account not transferred during SIM swap on new phone [duplicate]

I got a new android phone. The SMS card fit but it did not transfer over my Google Play account information. How do I get it back? When I set up the Gmail account I started with a new one not the one ...
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How to move contacts from SIM to phone on LG Optimus L7 (Android 4.0.3)

I go to Contacts -> Menu -> and then I have only two options: Speed dials Call settings If I enter into "Call settings", I can't find any "Import/Export" option (can't find the lg-optimus-l7 tag) ...
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Change MCC and MNC in the APN settings

I'm currently on a vacation with a new phone who worked perfectly on the country I bought it at (SMS, calls, data...) but now, when im abroad, the data wont work although I can make calls alright. But ...
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Provision/Availability of Android Updates

My Nexus 7 receives Android updates directly from Google, regardless of the cellular service provider of the SIM card in the device. My Galaxy S3, with a SIM card in it, receives updates when my ...
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Sim card reboots phone and stops working

I am using Lg L90 and the problem is, that every time I use Chrome app I get a message after a few minutes. It says something like "sim card shut down" or something like that and there is a progress ...
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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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Can Asus Nexus 7 WiFi support a Huawei E3276 4G usb dongle SIM holder to achieve telephone functionality?

I could connect (with an usb adapter) a Huawei usb dongle that I normally use with my laptop computer and contains a SIM card for mobile internet and phone functions like SMS and phonecalls, but it ...
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How can I use my Samsung S4 phone functionality from my Asus Nexus 7 tablet?

I got two android devices: Samsung S4 and Asus Nexus 7 where the latter does not have a SIM card. I'd like to use the phone functionality from the tablet e.g. calling and/or SMS but I don't know how. ...