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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THL W3 with v4.0.4 - periodically getting “Restricted Access Changed” and losing all SIM services

What happens exactly: when I use my SIM's data connection, after 1-5 minutes of operation (be it while the phone is active or locked), I get a notification "Restricted Access Changed", losing all SIM ...
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Are there any problems caused by setting up my phone before the SIM card arrives?

Bought a brand-new Samsung S4 mini and ordered a new SIM card which is due to arrive in a week. So far I've inserted the battery and charged it. Should I turn it on, even without a SIM-card in it, or ...
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SIM contacts are shown in Messaging application, but not displayed in Contacts list

I changed the option to only see my Google contacts (GMail) (and hide my SIM contacts). This is working perfectly in the "Contacts" app, but when I try to send a text message, and I provide a keyword ...
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How can applications be installed on SIM and how do I view and disable them?

I've got a new sim card. After it found the network, soon I've got an sms (supposedly from my operator) saying: Dear client! We are installing applications on your sim card for free. Please enable ...
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Are settings and accounts (like email) removed when changing the SIM card?

My android phone was stolen. The SIM-cards PIN must be entered on start and I also had a PIN set for unlocking it. My question now is if the SIM card is changed, will all the settings be reset or ...
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Verizon GSM SIM card for unlocked Samsung Galaxy S2

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S2. I bought it from Bangladesh. It has been working well with any Bangladeshi GSM SIM card. I just arrived in USA. Is it possible to get a Verizon GSM SIM card for ...
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If I insert a Japanese SIM into my Nexus 4, can I have unlimited access to the Japanese Google Play Store?

I read this thread (How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card) and it seems like the region is determined by IP, but if I insert a SIM purchased in Japan into my Nexus 4, ...
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SIM card is not working on Sony Xperia Z (Android 4.1.2)

My friend has a problem using his micro-SIM card on his new Sony Xperia Z (Android 4.1.2) The problem is: when he inserts the SIM card, the phone display a message that the SIM card has been ...
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SIM 1 Card Full notification on HTC Desire SV

On my HTC Desire SV, a notification says SIM card is full Delete some messages to make more space. I've deleted all my messages and it still won't go away. I've clicked on it and it leads me to ...
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Making Android phone locked using the SIM card password

When I press the power button. the Android phone will go into sleep mode. When I press the power button again, the Android phone will wake up and ask me a password. So, how do I make the Android ...
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How to find my stolen galaxy ace duos [duplicate]

I lost my galaxy ace duos. The sim card has been changed. How can i trace phone or find the number of the new sim being used? I have several apps installed. can that help in anyway? Thanks for the ...
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How to auto unlock SIM/UICC on trusted devices?

I don't like manually entering PIN1 of SIM/UICC everytime I reboot my Android smartphone or switch SIM/UICC between multiple trusted devices. How to auto unlock SIM/UICC on my trusted devices? The ...
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Prevent entering PIN code before lockscreen

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini. I'd like to know if it is possible to prevent the user from entering the PIN code before unlocking the normal pattern, since it recently happened to me that someone got ...
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Whatsapp, Keeping the number on the new phone but without the old sim card

Whatsapp, Keeping the number on the new phone but without the old sim card. Ok the situation is I love my old number and to be honest don't want to ask everybody to change my number again and again. ...
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Why is there no network in my new Samsung Galaxy S2 when I insert my Prepaid Sim Card?

I bought a new Samsung Galaxy S2 and insert my Prepaid Singtel Sim card. When i turn it on, it doesn't have any network and states 'no service'
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SIM vs. USIM inside Android smartphones

I've browsing through some jargon and cannot figure out what exactly the difference is between USIM and SIM. While not strictly an android question I figure all android phones are bound to have either ...
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Galaxy S3 Mini - my provider only offers micro and nano SIM cards

I've ordered a [Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini] (hasn't arrived yet) : http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i8190_galaxy_s_iii_mini-5033.php On the above link, it says that it uses "Mini-SIM". I've tried ...
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Galaxy S GT I9003 stuck in flight mode and no sim card detection

My phone galaxy GT-I9003 is stuck in flight mode and not able to detect Sim card. I tried factory reset and went to service center. Service center guys upgraded software but still stuck in flight ...
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Does the Nexus 4 battery drain faster if it has no SIM card inserted?

Does the Nexus 4 battery drain faster if it has no SIM card inserted?
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How do I find out my SIM number?

I have a Samsung Galaxy GT-I9000 and need to find out my 20 digit SIM number somehow. I have been told that I should go to Settings > General > About to find it. However, it isn't! Does ...
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How can I stop my phone sending an SMS every time I insert a SIM card?

I have one Samsung tablet and one Samsung mobile phone. When I insert my Airtel SIM in tablet then it automatically sends one SMS to an unknown number, and when I insert the same SIM card into my ...
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Does nexus 4 work with indian network [duplicate]

I had bought a nexus 4 from US & right now.. i am trying to use it in india, with Vodafone SIM. I am facing problem, as the phone doesnt detect any SIM. Please guide whether Nexus 4 can be used ...
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Sim card failed

Ever since that I got the cyanogen 7 it says that no SIM -- but it is in there. I was wondering how to solve the problem It has been ... quite and adventure. What I've tried: First I tried Heimdall ...
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Save SMS to phone directly

Some of my text messages get saved in my SIM card automatically and this does not show up in notifications and I miss out on reading them. I only realize the messages have arrived when I get a ...
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Clearing a SIM Card

After doing a factory reset on my phone, I reinserted the SIM card into the phone and I got a message suggesting that I import settings, messages, and contacts from my SIM card to my phone. I know ...
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How secure is a sim lock?

I have sim lock enabled on my sim, so basically, if I put my sim in another phone or if I restart my phone, I need to enter the sim lock pin. How easy is it to crack the sim lock if a theif got hold ...
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How to disable USSD notifications?

On Android 4.2.1, some new stuff has appeared in the notification area. It shows my current balance and has an icon of the "SIM-card menu" app. Also, sometimes, some spammy messages appears (from my ...
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How do I connect to a EAP-SIM authenticated network (namely FreeWifi_secure from Free Mobile)?

I am running CyanogenMod 10 (based on Android 4.1.2) on my Motorola Milestone 2. I just switched to the French mobile carrier Free Mobile. They offer access to their "FreeWifi_secure" wifi network in ...
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Empty SIM contacts list, but they still show up in contact details

I use solely Google contacts as my contacts repository and display only the Google "My Contacts" group in my contacts list. When looking at contacts details, most of them have in the "connection" ...
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Galaxy Note 2 shows no sim card after radio flash

I have the SGH-T889 (T-Mobile USA version of the Note 2). When I got my Galaxy Note 2, I loved the device, but disliked the software. So, I decided to flash CyanogenMod 10 build from the N7100 forums. ...
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What SIM card size does the Nexus 7 use?

The iPad uses silly little SIM cards that pretty much need to be purchased ad-hoc. This means that in a pinch situation you can't e.g. swap SIM cards between your tablet and your phone (e.g., if ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 “Not registered on network”

It had stock 4.0.4 -> could call. I've flashed FoxHound ROM -> after a while, when I try calling, it says "Not registered on network" . Tried GalaxSim, but everything looks ok. Restored back to ...
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Import SIM card contacts not working? (HTC One X)

I have a new HTC One X. After storing all my contacts from my previous dumb-phone onto the SIM card, I tried to import them on the new smart-phone. (People->Menu->Import/eexport->Import from SIM) It ...
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I changed my sim card - how do I find which app is sending sms messages to my old number?

I recently traveled to another country and I'm using a local prepaid sim card on my Galaxy S2. My prepaid credit was depleted rather quickly, and when I checked the phone record I found out my phone ...
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import contacts from sim to phone only

I have to set up an android phone (Orange Boston, Android 2.1-update1) for a colleague. I added two accounts, one gmail and one exchange, both only used for mail & calendar. Now my colleague has ...
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Can I install a custom rom with SIM Lock enabled?

I purchased a phone for development purposes knowing that it was being sold for parts/repair. The phone can't read SIM cards for some reason and the battery always says 999%. No idea why, but ...
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How to move contacts from SIM to phone?

I have all my contacts saved on my SIM-card but I want to move them to the phone which is Galaxy note so that when I change the SIM-card my contacts are still saved and I don't need to save them all ...
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deactivate PIN-request after airplane mode

When switching on the phone, one is by default asked to enter the SIM-PIN -- which is a good security measure, to prevent "strangers" from causing you costs. Now the same applies when returning from ...
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How can you stop your phone from saving contacts to your sim?

I Have a T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. It runs on Gingerbread. I just got my phone and when I first tried to enter a contact I accidentally pressed "Save to Sim" and "Remember This Choice". I really want to ...
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Can I run Samsung apps (app market from Samsung) without a SIM and mobile connection?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S with Android 2.2. I have read that now there is a "Kies" app available from Samsung which would allow to upgrade the OS on the phone without connecting it with the USB cable ...
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Use Android Phone like an iPod Touch (without SIM)

I'm using a Motorola Atrix 2 for testing at work, don't want to use my SIM with it. When I startup the phone I get an emergency calls only page and I can't get past it. I have had a look at this ...
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My SIM is not recognized after installing Cyanogenmod; what should I do? [closed]

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S (I9000) which I purchased from the Spanish operator Movistar around two years ago. I have spent most of the day trying to flash it with cyanogenmod 7. TL;DR: Installing ...
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Sim contacts on call screen?

Is it possible to see contacts from SIM on the incoming call screen and in SMS messages? I did only find apps for managing them. I am using Cyanogen 7.2 (that’s Android 2.3.7) if that matters. NOTE: ...
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Change Sim Card Number Galaxy S3

I have a new Galaxy S3 which I ported my old number to from across networks. I now have my old number, but Settings -> Status still shows the old number! Is there any way to change this on ICS or ...
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Is it safe to swap SIM cards when the phone is turned on?

On my Galaxy Nexus, I can remove the SIM card without removing the battery. I'm travelling abroad and will find a need to swap SIM cards several times in my phone. I would like to know if it is safe ...
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Android detects SIM change – gmail synchronized messages deleted?

After gmail detects SIM change – it asks to renew login to gmail account. This is a very good security action. But does it maybe also clear synchronized messages (that have been downloaded before SIM ...
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Accessing the internal phone memory by swapping out the SIM card

Is it possible to access an Android phone's internal memory by switching out the SIM card? My Android phone, with no SD card, has been stolen but access to the phone is locked via the "graphical ...
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How to import old SIM contacts to Galaxy Nexus?

I would like to import the contacts from my old phone to GN. I read this guide here, but there is no "Menu" in the People app. I'm running 4.0.2. Please, does anyone know how to proceed? Why there is ...
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How can I save contacts on the SIM card alone by default?

Using ICS, is it possible to store and use all my contacts on SIM only? If it is possible I don't really want to copy all my contacts to the phone and I would prefer all the new contacts to be stored ...
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HTC Desire S - Number Unknown Is Shown?

My question is similar to this one, however what would be appropriate solution for HTC Desire S device because it does not allow you to change your phone number on SIM card like Samsung Galaxy does? ...