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Could a faulty/old SIM card cause reception problems?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rumbataz, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. rumbataz

    rumbataz Guest
    Thread Starter

    I've had some very poor reception in some areas in the UK where my operator's signal-strength map suggests a very good signal should be received. Sometimes just moving the phone from one desk to another at work allows it to receive a signal!

    I discussed this with my phone operator and they are suggesting that a new replacement SIM card may resolve the problem and are sending me a new one. When I bought my HTC Desire a few months ago I just reused the SIM from my old phone and it is a few years old.

    My question is this: could an old or faulty SIM card cause wild fluctuations in reception signal strength?


  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member

    May 25, 2010
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    I'm pretty sure it could. Worth ruling out with a new SIM at least.

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