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Anonymous
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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
Anonymous
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I would contact O2, it does sound like something odd has happened. Perhaps the package was x-rayed or similar?
Anonymous
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Did you contact O2? Is it sorted?
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did you activate the sims by topping them up?
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Anonymous
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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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Thanks for the correction
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Anonymous
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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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No offence taken
should stick to the topics I do know about lol
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