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Prepared SIM does not work on NOKIA 510 & 526


Hi There, I have a prepared SIM card that works fine in my Nexus 5, but does not work on neither my dad's NOKIA 526 or my girlfriend's 510, even thought the Koodo website says both devices work in its network. This is frustrating as I just top up the SIM for my dad. Would you please help to get it work on his device?

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You need to make sure the phones are unlocked first. Are they?
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Also, make sure that your phones aren't set to 2G network only.
Thank you for your reply, Ivan, Ahmad. The phones are unlocked, and the highest speed is set as 3G in setting. It's Win 8 OS. It could not find the network somehow, the signal bars are grey.
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songhonggan wrote:

Thank you for your reply, Ivan, Ahmad. The phones are unlocked, and the highest speed is set as 3...

Where did you buy the phones? If they've been reported as lost/stolen in Canada/US, they may be blacklisted and that would explain the situation.
songhonggan wrote:

Thank you for your reply, Ivan, Ahmad. The phones are unlocked, and the highest speed is set as 3...

My dad bought it in China and used it on daily basis. He brought it with him to Canada last week. I checked its IMEI on Koodo website that said it's not reported as stolen or lost, and should work in Koodo network. However, after I topping up, it does not work. There is a block sign on the signal bars. But I could see Koodo and Telus as a carriers options for SMS and MMS in the setting though.

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