New phone won't recognize SIM card.

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Ac2OB, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. Ac2OB

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    First let me confess my ignorance about cell phones. I throw myself upon the mercy of the knowledgeable and learned electronic gurus among us. I bought a brand new Blackview BV8000 Pro. It has three SIM card slots. I ordered a SIM card from USmobile and they sent me two sim cards. I put the two nano sized cards in the phone and I still get a message "No SIM card". Should there be a card in the third larger card slot? Is my phone locked (it's supposed to be unlocked)? I don't know what to think. What does the Third SIM card do anyway?
     
  2. spinnaker

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    Take the phone back to US Mobile. Pretty simple
     
  3. wayneh

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    One of the slots is for a micro SD card. Murphy's Law may have bit you. Find out which are the actual SIM slots. I don't know why are there 2?
     
  4. GopherT

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    Yes, your phone is now a brick. Use it as a doorstop.
     
  5. wayneh

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    A little harsh, don't you think? :eek:
     
  6. GopherT

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    I almost suggested bookend but with all the Kindles in use, who needs a bookend?
     
  7. Ac2OB

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    Thanks for your input folks. Much appreciated.
     
  8. Ac2OB

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    Update: I got help in the most unexpected way. I was initiating the return process when I was offered tech help. The tech talked me through a reset. Now the phone recognizes the SIM card.
     
  9. GopherT

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    It would have made a great conversational piece if you used it as a door stop.
     
  10. RichardO

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    I talked to a fellow that hated the Mac computer -- especially the first, one piece, ones. His school got computers donated and he would use the Mac's for door stops.

    Occasionally, someone would see the Mac holding a door open and take the Mac to him. He would tell them to take it back to where they found it because that was all it was good for.
     
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