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Icon of a simcard with exclamation mark at top of screen?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Android185, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. Android185

    Android185 Lurker
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    Hello to all Galaxians,

    A friend of mine has an icon of a simcard with an exclamation mark (!) over it at the top of her Galaxy S.

    She tells me that her Galaxy has switched itself off twice since yesterday... And instead of seeing my name in a particular instant chat app, she sees my cellphone number.

    Does anyone know what this simcard-with-[!] icon means? I assume that it is bad news...

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  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    It could just be she needs to replace the SIM Card?

    Taking it out and giving it a little wipe might also do the trick?
  3. dNik17

    dNik17 Lurker

    Well I know this is an old thread BUT I found it through google search and its top for the search term so this info might be useful to people who find this as I did...

    The icon means that there is no sim present OR its damaged/dirrty OR that the simlock feature is active and the sim is not readable.

    My problem was the latter, the phone had rebooted and the icon displayed although I was able to use the phone normally accept make calls or text. So check if its in there, clean it off and retry or settings and check for simlock (hopefuly you remember the password)


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