Iphone "No Sim" Please help

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Twistor, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Twistor, Sep 27, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016

    Twistor macrumors newbie


    Sep 27, 2016
    I currently am trying to use an iphone 5s since my iphone 6 has been stolen or lost, and my dad mistakenly shoved the sim card into the slot without the tray. After finally getting it out with a toothpick, I put it in the tray and it said "No sim". I looked at the sim and saw three deep scratches (not knowing that it's perfectly normal) on the sim card. After failed attempts at buying wrong sims, Straight talk sent me a free replacement sim. I have just received the sim today but it still says "No Sim" before going to the website to activate. Now my service has ran out, and i can't activate my phone without a 45 dollar card, and I don't want to pay it if it's a hardware issue. Will an iphone still display "No Sim" if the sim itself has not been activated online yet?
  2. tjwilliams25 macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2014
    In short: no. The No Sim issue has been a problem in the 5 and 5s. I'm not 100% sure if it's hardware or software based, but mine was doing it sporadically before I upgraded and a friend just had it happen to his as well, however his was permanent. He had to get it replaced, which luckily he had an upgrade to use with Verizon.

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