Originally Posted by dankarlinski
Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8100/4.2.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100)
So I bought my phone off ebay. It works amazinglly. But I get a sim card error Randomly during the day. Sometimes a few times a day. Sometimes none. It seems to happen more when I remove the sim password thingy. Its a new sim. I just got it
2 or 3 months ago.
If I just power down the phone and power it back up again. It works dime and reads it and stuff. Any ideas as to why
Sounds to me like the SIM is not properly seated or your "door" is not fully closed.
Take out the SIM, reseat it and make sure the door fully closes.
And like others said, make sure there is nothing on the contacts [card and the board] that may be causing a bad connection. But I don't think that is it, seems like a loose SIM.
By the way, rumor is that the Pearl 2 will have an "improved SIM slot," whatever that means. Perhaps RIM is acknowledging that the current slot is not that great to assure a good connection.