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Old 07-23-2011, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Network Blocked - Invalid SIM Card problem

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I need help!

Here are the symptoms:

1. My SIM card shows the following:

Network---------- Blocked
Network Subnet---Disabled
Service Provider---Disabled

2. When I restart my phone, I get the following message:

Your current SIM card requires an unlock code. Would you like to unlock it?
However, when I say yes (or NO for that matter) the window disappears without giving me the opportunity to enter anything.

3. The main screen always displays: Invalid SIM Card

4. I am unable to use the phone overseas. The same phone used to work overseas. This is a new problem.

5. The phone works fine in the US.

6. Verizon could not help. They offered to exchange the phone, which I am trying to avoid, since I have a lot of customized setting that I don't want to redo.

Here's what I have done with no success:

1. Got a new SIM card from Verizon.
2. Tried every combination possible of MEP2, MEPP2, with a SIM, without a SIM, with a new Verizon SIM, all without success. The window requesting the unlock code never came up.
3. Did a reset to factory setting and a total wipe out, and repeated the above.

Any ideas?

Thank you very much


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Old 07-24-2011, 11:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like you entered the unlock codes too many times and now the phone is locked to the original carrier service.

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There is no coming back from entering the wrong unlock code too many times.
Old 07-24-2011, 05:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it's blocked because the unlock code was entered too many times, find a shop that offers DM3 unlocking. They will need to physically access the device via the USB port. You cannot do it yourself.
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