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Registered: ‎30-04-2010

new sim emergency calls only

i recently recieved a batch of pay and go sims which dont expire untill mar2011,but i have tried every 1 in my o2 phone and all i get is EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY,why is this?my old o2 sim works fine
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Registered: ‎12-01-2009

new sim emergency calls only

I would contact O2, it does sound like something odd has happened. Perhaps the package was x-rayed or similar?
No - there isn't an app for it.
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new sim emergency calls only

Did you contact O2? Is it sorted?
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

new sim emergency calls only

did you activate the sims by topping them up?
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Registered: ‎04-01-2009

new sim emergency calls only

...or none of the above? Smiley Happy
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did you activate the sims by topping them up?

I keep having to correct this. If the SIM says Emergency Calls Only, or Limited Service. Do NOT top it up without talking to O2.
Normally, when you get a Pay as You Go SIM, the phone will show the network and you will have a signal; you will even be able to receive texts and call the top-up line. But you will not be able to send texts (other than to O2 ) or make/receive calls until you top-up.
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

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Thanks for the correction
iPhone 6s 64gb on 4g 30gb tariff
iPad Air 2 wifi-4g 64gb refresh
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (Fringe outdoor 4g now part of the 91% coverage outdoor)
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Registered: ‎12-01-2009

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I'm sorry, I realise that my previous post sounded a little harsh. I didn't mean it that way.
It's one of those things that gets mentioned often even though its untrue. In fact if the number that was associated to the SIM (that isn't connected or has expired) has been 're-allocated' then topping it up would mean you lost the top-up. But someone else would benefit!
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Registered: ‎13-08-2008

new sim emergency calls only

No offence taken
should stick to the topics I do know about lol
iPhone 6s 64gb on 4g 30gb tariff
iPad Air 2 wifi-4g 64gb refresh
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (Fringe outdoor 4g now part of the 91% coverage outdoor)