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Old 12-25-2010, 07:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all. my gf bought a att torch here in the usa and got it unlocked and ran t-mobile. shes in australia atm and using an optus sim and it comes up sos on reception. we did have a new sim card reader fitted last week as i damaged it inserting a microsim with adaptor and got it fixed professionally and it has been workin fine for a week.

is it a stuffed sim card reader again u think or is an australia carrier not compatible with an unlocked att torch?
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What are the frequencies used by your carrier?

If it worked previously, it should work now., however since you said you were using a microsim and the 9800 wasn't designed to work with one, that coul dbe the problem.

Have you tried a battery pull ?
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Your phone is compatible with Optus when unlocked. I would suspect the SIM socket is still damaged.
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What are the frequencies used by your carrier?

If it worked previously, it should work now., however since you said you were using a microsim and the 9800 wasn't designed to work with one, that coul dbe the problem.

Have you tried a battery pull ?
just used the micro with adaptor to test the sim. it has a normal sim in it now but has the sos reception
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Your phone is compatible with Optus when unlocked. I would suspect the SIM socket is still damaged.
yeah was thinkin the same. freakin annoying as got to freight it back from oz to here repair it then send it back to oz. lets hope the repairer refixes it for free
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Frustrating as it is,try to borrow a SIM from another working BB and if the same happens, you at least will know for sure.
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she tried her sisters sim from the same company and it did the same thing so we didnt kno if it was just all optus sims or what. weird thing is the optus sim worked in la b4 she got on the plane then stopped working once it got to oz?
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If you tried a known working SIM, I would say it's the Blackberry.
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