Is it possible these scratches on my SIM card are affecting my signal? PIC INCLUDED

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  1. Myiphone7 macrumors 6502a

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    I have these 3 lines down my sim. I had good signal tonight for like 2 sec but now my signals only 2 bars 4 Mbps LTE. Please see pic.
     

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    No, that's the contacts making er, umm, contact with the sim. Your signal strength is dependent on the phones antenna, the buildings or environment you're in and potentially any case you weave on the phone.
     
  3. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I've seen other sims and no marks..

    These look deep
     
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    Yes, they do look deeper than I've seen before. Are you going from having service to no service at all?
     
  5. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I get signal all the time except I have dropped to 4G.

    I talked with AT&T and they said they would send me another one so I'm praying it works.

    I really want 5 bars 7-8 Mbps. I had it for a second tonight. Now again it's gone.

    :( :( :(
     
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    I seriously doubt it's the SIM card, but we can hope that it is. :) Really all it does is provide authentication to the network, not provide coverage or signal strength.
     
  7. Myiphone7 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhhh ok :(

    It's so strange it gave me 5 bars after popping it into my iPhone 4 with a sim adapter then back into my iPhone 5

    I really can't explain.
     
  8. labman macrumors 604

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    Oh that's why your signal sucks.look for this kickstarter project it might help. BTW Wotcha drinking tonight?

    [​IMG]
     
  9. darster Suspended

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    Be careful, you might get a mean look from the Apple guy. Have you tried cleaning your Safari cache?
     
  10. AFDoc macrumors 68030

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    I bet your bent iPhone scratched your sim. I'd go get it checked out at Apple AND AT&T to make sure.
     
  11. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Imagine the day OP decides to buy a house...
     

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    Another great thread by the OP:D
    Lets see where that goes.
     
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    Aren't they the best?
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Ahonen macrumors 6502

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    At first this was amusing, but now it's just getting disturbing.
     
  16. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    So lets get this straight, you got a MEAN look from the guy at the apple store because you thought your iPhone was bent and making scratches on your SIM card and you also wanted to know if your screen is as sharp as your iPhone 4 screen and you wanted him to tell you how to clean dust off of your screen so you could see to empty your cache but you couldn't do any of this because your moms number is on your iMessage and she couldn't destroy her iP4 to get an iP5 for $229 right?
     
  17. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Short answer is no. Scratches will not affect signal strength
     
  18. Jtludwig macrumors 6502

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    Your SIM card tray must be bent. Better use a leveler app to check.
     
  19. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Scratches are good. It shows you are making a good connection to the phone. No scratches at all would be a concern. :cool:
     
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