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LY81
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Hi there

 

I have bought an unlocked phone after damaging my contract phone.  The sim isn’t working in the replacement handset any ideas? 

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@LY81 Is it a new sim as well as a new phone? If so, you can either use your old sim or do a sim swap: SIM Swap: a mini guide (incl eSim) - O2 Community

If that doesn't resolve the problem you'll need to contact customer service.

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Could be a number of things: 

1. Is the phone from a reputable source (IE, it is not a phone reported stolen that has been disabled)?

2. Is the SIM clean and properly seated?

3. Is the phone a new iPhone (these are shipped blocked, and need to be unblocked by O2)?

Some info in this may help, especially if perchance the phone you have bought is locked to a particular carrier: Guide: Unlocking an O2 phone to use a different SIM card 

Good luck, @LY81.

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LY81
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Hey, thanks for this.

 

no it’s the same sim, but new unlocked handset. Old phone irreparably damaged so bought a new handset and thought the old sim would work ok…,

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