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Thread: Bad Sim Card = Non-working iPhone?

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    Default Bad Sim Card = Non-working iPhone?
    Ok a little back story on my phone:
    iPhone 2g on Tmobile.
    I've had my phone since it's first come out and I think I've had my sim card for about 4 years.

    Starting this morning, my phone has been either been searching for a network, or it says the network is there, but no texts/calls will go through.

    Currently, the phone is stuck on "No Service". I can't get it off of that. I've rebooted, hard reboot, airplane mode, respring, reset network, anything you can think of I've done without completely restoring/re-unlocking the phone. I've never had this problem before... ever.

    From researching a few minutes, I've noticed a few times people have said they received this error because of a bad sim card or the sim card was older than 5 years.

    Have any of you run into this problem? Also, another funny thing that happened, I powered down my phone manually (power button) and tried to turn it back on manually, but it wouldn't turn on... until I took out the sim card. WTF? More and more I'm starting to think the sim card is the culprit, but I'd like more feedback on what anyone else has experienced.

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    If you've had your SIM for the same 4 years then it's probably time to replace it. Just take it to a T-mobile store and they'll give you a new one for free.
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