New Orange Contract SIM in old Orange phone?

daz

daz

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Wasn't getting on with my Samsung FZ210, so popped my SIM in my old Orange SPV C500. Phone calls work fine, but when sending a text I get the following error: "sms message has not been sent because the SIM is not valid". Now after searching Google, the modaco forums seem to suggest that it's because the SIM is a recent 3G SIM, and the phone doesn't like that. (http://www.modaco.com/content/typho...m/253623/spv-c500-and-orange-simcard-problem/)

Following the advice in that thread, i gave Orange a call to ask about getting a replacement SIM, and they won't. Apparently they can't send out a replacement SIM because there's nothing wrong with my Samsung phone and nothing actually "wrong" with my SIM. Yet all I want to do is be able to use my Orange SIM in my old Orange phone... I don't understand the problem. I even offered to pay for a replacement SIM but they wouldn't do it... is this standard?
 
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I'm guessing that it probably is. Your contract is for the Samsung. Any support is for the Samsung and as such yes I would say it probably is.

Best bet if you don't like the Samsung would probably be to sell it on ebay then buy a 3G phone that you do like.
 
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