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New Droid Charge and SIM card Problem

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hermosa1, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Hermosa1

    Hermosa1 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Just bought a new droid charge.
    Everything was supposed to be set up. Charged for 5 hours.

    Then got a Warning:
    A SIM card is needed to operate this phone. Please turn off your phone and then remove the battery before inserting your SIM card.

    I did this.

    Now the phone won't charge and I am getting the same warning.

    What am I doing wrong.

    Thanks for any help.

  2. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
    VIP Member

    Moved to the Charge forum :)

    Sounds obvious, but is the SIM inserted properly?
  3. ufia

    ufia Lurker

    Found this post searching the web to see if anyone else had this problem. I went through 3 phones and 5 sim cards this weekend. Each time the same thing happened. The phone would activate, but within 3 minutes, the sim card would no longer be present. The salesman at Radio Shack spoke with someone at Verizon, and they said it looks like they are having a problem with newly activated Charge phones. I called Verizon the next morning, and they said they see no such problem. Back to the store I went, and when it occured again after activation, they gave me a bionic to use temporarily until they figure out the problem.

    I'd be fine for keeping the Bionic, but this is for my wife, and she wants the Charge.
  4. Bozz5384

    Bozz5384 Well-Known Member

    I've heard of lots of problems in the past 3-4 months of SIM card problems in the Charge, no idea why that is. Strange.

    Gotta love it when the minions at Verizon tell there is no problem when you have read all over the internet that others are having the same problem.
  5. Get a new simm card... Call verizon have the new card activated. Put the new sim card into any 4g lte phone other than your Charge...let it activate...once its activated..pull it and put it into your Charge and your good to go. I had same issue..went through 3 cards...now im good..good luck

Samsung Droid Charge Forum

The Samsung Droid Charge release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1600mAh battery.

May 2011
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