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Why does my phone all of a sudden say either SIM card not found, or Sim Card is not readable. Then all of a sudden it works. Then it doesn't. Then it does. It's also draining my battery really fast.
loriannwis60
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After I turn it off and on several times, I can finally use it and have no SIM card issues for about 30 minutes. 

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Re: Why does my phone all of a sudden say either SIM card not found, or Sim Card is not readable.  Then all of a sudden it works.  Then it doesn't.  Then it does.  It's also draining my battery really fast.
Weth
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Then I would take it to a Verizon store and get a replacement SIM card. If you go to a corporate store, they will give you a replacement for free.

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Re: Why does my phone all of a sudden say either SIM card not found, or Sim Card is not readable. Then all of a sudden it works. Then it doesn't. Then it does. It's also draining my battery really fast.
Weth
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Turn phone off. Take SIM card out. Rub it with a microfiber cloth. Reinsert. Turn phone on.

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Re: Why does my phone all of a sudden say either SIM card not found, or Sim Card is not readable.  Then all of a sudden it works.  Then it doesn't.  Then it does.  It's also draining my battery really fast.
loriannwis60
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I have tried seeing if there was something in there, but didn't see anything.  I don't have a microfiber cloth, but used a cotton cloth.  Turned it back on it says service disabled, but I do have 4G and a bar.  Lets see how long this lasts.

It could just be working because I've restarted it so many times.

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Re: Why does my phone all of a sudden say either SIM card not found, or Sim Card is not readable.  Then all of a sudden it works.  Then it doesn't.  Then it does.  It's also draining my battery really fast.
Weth
Sr. Leader

Then I would take it to a Verizon store and get a replacement SIM card. If you go to a corporate store, they will give you a replacement for free.