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Thread: Is it the phone or the SIM?

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    Is it the phone or the SIM?

    I bought a used, not branded SE c905 (bought in Europe) on eBay, popped in my AT&T SIM and the display changed from "AT&T" (recognized network) to 'emergency calls only' to 'no netw. coverage', to ' no access to network' to 'inactive SIM'. It switches back and forth between these states, and AT&T, when I called them, said that it's the phone (=locked on another network), not the SIM.
    The SE phone was previously used in Canada and was used on both Fido and Rogers networks without problems, I am told.

    To test things out I:
    - Put the AT&T SIM in my old phone and it works perfectly, (my old phone is an AT&T Nokia that I had unlocked).
    - Put the AT&T SIM in a friend's phone (also unlocked) and it works fine
    - Put a friend's T-Mobile SIM in the SE and it worked (although it showed no bars, but displayed the T-Mobile network) and made calls just fine.

    There are no AT&T settings in the phone - but I should still be able to make and receive calls, and send and receive SMS - but that's not the case.

    HELP!

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    ur phone may not be branded, but it may be locked
    check the service menu using >*<<*<* then go to service info and then sim lock, an unlocked phone has the lock icons, all unlocked

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    Thank you - I will try that. That still leaves me with the problem that, if it is indeed a locked phone, I would have to pay someone to unlock it... I'll cross that bridge when I get there. I appreciate the info.

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    u have private message, if u didnt check it already

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