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Old November 23rd, 2011, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Sim card removed..

So I was showing off my phone to my co-workers.. in short, the sim card was removed by one of them. (It's a really dumb story to elaborate how this happened.)

Now my phone is asking for the sim even though it's inserted. I'm getting a "Insert MetroPCS sim" notification and my service is gone.

I called MetroPCS support and they said it's something that cannot be done over the phone and can be brought to an authorized dealer, apparently its a simple fix that requires re-syncing.

Dose anyone know how to do this? or do I really have to go to an authorized dealer.

*sigh.. you'd think the red letters marked "DO NOT REMOVE" might give people the hint..

Please help..

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Old November 23rd, 2011, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It was removed while the phone was on wasnt it? I removed mine with it off and nothing happened. Probably wiped the profile off it.

Try this
The service programming code is
Open your dialer and put this in
##626*
then put,
587846
that will take you to the service programming menu.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 11:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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So I was showing off my phone to my co-workers.. in short, the sim card was removed by one of them. (It's a really dumb story to elaborate how this happened.)

Now my phone is asking for the sim even though it's inserted. I'm getting a "Insert MetroPCS sim" notification and my service is gone.

I called MetroPCS support and they said it's something that cannot be done over the phone and can be brought to an authorized dealer, apparently its a simple fix that requires re-syncing.

Dose anyone know how to do this? or do I really have to go to an authorized dealer.

*sigh.. you'd think the red letters marked "DO NOT REMOVE" might give people the hint..

Please help..

the sim card is in backwards, turn it around.
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the sim card is in backwards, turn it around.
Or that Ahahahahahaha
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Or that Ahahahahahaha
Lol I just came to say that look like problem was solved yay same happened to me the way they put the sign makes u confuse
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Old November 24th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Haha! it works now. It was on backwards.. When I put it back on after it was removed I thought the "Do not remove" part had to be facing out.. Thanks nuttmeg.

@ Shinyside thanks for the tip I don't think you can remove the sim while phone is on because the battery is in the way.
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OMFG thank you guys! I was having signal/data problems here in Tampa and for some reason I thought removing the SIM card would help. I also entered it into the slot backwards... Gah, that SIM card is a troll though, why would 'Do Not Remove' be on the part that doesn't show smh lol. Wow. Good night.

I swear I was about to go to T-Mobile and get that SG3 lol.
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