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Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: 02

SIM not allowed!

My BB9780 works fine mostly, but sometimes I get a "SIM not allowed" on the screen and my signal strength meter says "SOS" (meaning I cannot make or recieve calls).

I did a search on the forums and found people saying that the sim needs changing, I got a new sim today and the message appeared again! Its pretty annoying as I'm having to pull the battery out and BB's take a while to load up, I've also had the software updated by 02.

 

So I'm pretty lost, any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

Regular Contributor
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Blackberry 9700
My Carrier: MEP (0 left)

Re: SIM not allowed!

Goto Options, Sim Card, type MEPD, look your SIM status

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Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: 02

Re: SIM not allowed!

I don't have a sim card menu in my options, the only sim card options I have is sim card number, and phone number.
Regular Contributor
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Blackberry 9700
My Carrier: MEP (0 left)

Re: SIM not allowed!

in the menu option, just type "sim card"

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Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: 02

Re: SIM not allowed!

I did that, the only thing in the sim card option is ID, and phone number, nothing that says mepd or sim status.
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Regular Contributor
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Blackberry 9700
My Carrier: MEP (0 left)

Re: SIM not allowed!

type "M E P D" (capital letter) on Sim Card option..... until you see

SIM Disabled

Network Active

Network Subset Disabled

Service Provider Disable

Corporate Disable

 

if you get Network Active, contact your Vendor ID on your device (press alt+shift+H) to unlock your device.....

 

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Contributor
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎04-09-2012
My Device: Bold 9780
My Carrier: 02

Re: SIM not allowed!

I've done that my vendor ID is 125. It says at the top of the menu to contact technical support if im having problems.

Contributor
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎08-12-2011
My Device: Bold 9900
My Carrier: Bell Mobility

Re: SIM not allowed!

HI!

I have the 9900 on Bell Mobility. The first day i got it it said "sim not provisioned: 2." i had no idea what this meant but the guy at the store said they just have to check the account and approve, it should work within 6 hours. Of course the next morning it wasnt working so i went back. They called headqaurters and got it all sorted out. And they tried a new sim and it worked! bring it back and talk to someone, it should fix it.

 

Visitor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-02-2012
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Cell C

Re: SIM not allowed!

I bought my BB bold 9700 a year ago. 2 days ago it started giving me a supplementary service error:general error message. I followed instructions and got to the mepd entry where it brings up the sim menu where everything is disbaled. When I try to enter my mep-xxxxx-xxx number it does nothing. Can anyone please help me. I use a south african network
New Member
Posts: 9
Registered: ‎04-05-2015
My Device: Torch 9810
My Carrier: Torch 9810

Re: SIM not allowed!

I have also tried this trick. You have to insert a SIM card in any other carrier and after getting signal in that Carrier. You can also get Signals in your own BB Device.
I hope it will helpful to you .......