View Full Version : My 8800 will not read SIM card

06-15-2009, 10:40 PM
I recently bought a unlocked 8800 off ebay, and it is unlocked as I checked using the mepd code in SIM menu. When I first put my SIM in it did not recognize it so I did a wipe in security options menu. The SIM card then does register however when I go to place a call it says 'radio not connected' I press connect and then it says 'only emergency calls can be placed'. After this the insert SIM card message re-appears at the top of the screen and an 'SOS' apears where the connectivity bars would be. I and have installed all the latest software.

Any help much appreciated I've tried absolutly everything in forums even wiping the IT policy on the phone.


06-16-2009, 10:15 AM
I've read in some fourms that it could be that my SIM card is too old and just not compatible. My SIM is probably 3- 3 1/2years old. Is it possible that is the problem?

06-16-2009, 11:21 AM
Have you tried putting the SIM in a different phone? Good way to tell if the prblem is in the SIM or in the BlackBerry.