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Old 05-03-2008, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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9 months I have had the blackberry curve and loved every bit of it. Unfortunately, I have encountered a recent issue where often when pulling my phone out of its case the phone will display a "sim card error" and I have to reset it to have the phone work again. What is the problem and what can I do to fix it?
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sounds like you need a new sim card
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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1- Could be the SIM card, remove it and reset it.
You may need to replace it.

What OS are you running on the 8300?
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I got a new SIM a few months ago. At the same time, I took a small piece of paper and folded it over a few times and put it between the SIM card and the clip that holds it in place. I had seen someone suggest this months ago and it does make since that the SIM will be held against the contacts more securely.
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I got a new SIM a few months ago. At the same time, I took a small piece of paper and folded it over a few times and put it between the SIM card and the clip that holds it in place. I had seen someone suggest this months ago and it does make since that the SIM will be held against the contacts more securely.
I don't believe that will fix it. It doesn't make any sense if all i do is turn phone off then on again and it works. Sometimes for weeks other times for hours. I have tried taking it out and reinserting, Sticking a piece of paper between it, Replacing the sim, getting a new phone. Non of the solutions work. There has to be a bigger problem then they(Blackberry,AT&T) want us to know. Why is it that most of the SOS problems are blackberries? We all have had other phones. Did you have this problem with the others?
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I've encountered this problem, too. Disappointing for a phone I paid $300 for and the Nokia 2160 I paid less than 10% of that works flawlessly.
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New Sim? I assume I would have to pay for it right? Its not right to pay $45 a month for service and $300 for a phone then a new sim. In answer to the question a few replies up, I am currently running 4.2.2.89.
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I got a new SIM a few months ago. At the same time, I took a small piece of paper and folded it over a few times and put it between the SIM card and the clip that holds it in place. I had seen someone suggest this months ago and it does make since that the SIM will be held against the contacts more securely.
I too suffered from constant SIM card errors. I had to constantly pull the battery. I never got around to getting a new SIM card. Two weeks ago I was traveling and the battery pull would not fix the problem. I tried for over 30 minutes and the error kept appearing. So, out of desperation, I did the same thing as absoluteevel, folded a piece of paper and placed it on top of the battery and closed the battery gate and I have not had one single SIM card error. In fact, I have not had to pull the battery for two weeks now for any reason.
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I upgrade to a Curve on 5/9, they gave me a new Simcard as the prior one was from Cingular. I am getting the SimCard error seems like every day maybe more often. The bad thing is you don't realize it until you go to use it so I are missing calls. My "new" simcard is the ATT variety. The guy at the store installed it. I haven't touched it, but seems unlikely that it is a physical connection issue when just it recovers with a power down. I don't have to take the battery out to "fix" the issue. Seems like a system or non device issue.
*** I have the latest OS, what has fixed this error for me was setting the password as required by my IT group for BES access. A policy I think. I actually believe it was the password that was causing the problem because once I set the password, no more SimCard errors. It's been 3 days.

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