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yL009 12-30-2008 06:47 PM

8120 "Invalid SIM Card"
 
Hi there I recently got a used 8120 but it won't accept my SIM card. It is a Rogers blackberry and I currently have a plan with Fido, a Rogers subsidiary. The phone keeps saying "Invalid SIM card". I was under the impression that a Fido SIM should work fine with a Rogers phone. Is there anything I can do or am I out of luck? I've wanted a blackberry for a long time and now I'm worried I can't even use it.

aiharkness 12-30-2008 06:50 PM

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I don't know about the situation with the carrier, but I assume you have fiddled with the SIM to make sure contacts are clean and it is seated properly.

Worse comes to worse, you could get the blackberry unlocked, right?

yL009 12-30-2008 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by aiharkness (Post 1228630)
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I don't know about the situation with the carrier, but I assume you have fiddled with the SIM to make sure contacts are clean and it is seated properly.

Worse comes to worse, you could get the blackberry unlocked, right?

I have tried to make sure that it's seated properly, but what do you mean about the contacts being clean?

I might try unlocking it if worse comes to worst, but I'm pretty sure that's not the problem. Fido operates on the Rogers network.

aiharkness 12-30-2008 07:02 PM

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I had trouble with a sim once. Taking it out and replacing did no good. I wiped the contacts with a microfiber cloth I use for glasses, and it worked. Maybe coincidence, I don't know. Worth a try, wiping with a lint free cloth.

lauriem 12-31-2008 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by yL009 (Post 1228626)
Hi there I recently got a used 8120 but it won't accept my SIM card. It is a Rogers blackberry and I currently have a plan with Fido, a Rogers subsidiary. The phone keeps saying "Invalid SIM card". I was under the impression that a Fido SIM should work fine with a Rogers phone. Is there anything I can do or am I out of luck? I've wanted a blackberry for a long time and now I'm worried I can't even use it.

A Fido SIM will not work in a Rogers locked phone. You can unlock the phone for use on other carriers. It's around $15 or $20 to do so. Horizon Wireless is one of the best. I've used them a few times and they always got the unlock code to me within a day.

Remote Unlock ANY ROGERS Blackberry Device [unlock-bb-rogers-remote] - CAD$16.25 : HorizonWirelessOnline.com - Horizon Wireless, The World’s Cellular Repair Center


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