Does changing a sim card ever fix anything?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djrobsd, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. djrobsd macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Seems to be one of AT&T default troubleshooting steps for dropped calls... Anyone ever see that work?

    I got a Microcell today and my phone is still dropping calls, so I guess it's worth a shot...
  2. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Call AT&T and tell them to fix the Microcell. It's a known issue. It's not your phone.
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Of course it does: it will solveany problem caused by a faulty SIM card. Of course, if the problem isnot your SIM it won't fix your problem. But the only way to find out is to try it.
  4. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Holding your phone while spinning 3 times with left leg up helps, too.

    If you don't believe me, try it. It's the only way to find out.
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    I thought you were supposed to say "bloody Mary" during the spins:D
  6. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I don't know about other products, but it fixed a problem I had on a Motorola Razr about 5 years ago. It's a cheap attempt at fixing something and isn't complicated, so it's often done. Same kinda deal as power-cycling anything electronic.
  7. djrobsd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 2, 2008
    Could you elaborate further? I did call them and the guy said to go get the sim replaced. He sounded like a first level rep though so maybe i need to escalate it? ;)
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    Check over the last few pages of this thread -

    Might help you out. If not, check the AT&T forums. Lots of info there. Some people have had bad Mcells. Others needed updates. Some were fixed by changing how they were hooked up (modem, then mcell, then router) etc.
  9. jpetticrew macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2009
    I had my sim replaced by AT&T and it greatly improved my data speeds and signal quality. It's free, so you have nothing to lose, might as well give it a shot.

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