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Old 24-08-2009, 11:09   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have just received my free 3 dongle and hopefully unlocked it, but i can't get my Virgin SIM to be recognised,

The dongle will recognise a 3 SIM also it recognises an old Orange SIM and a Vodafone SIM albeit neither of them will allow me to connect to the internet which I think is more to do with the age in the case the Orange one and from what i can read on the net a PAYG Vodafone SIM shouldn't work in a dongle.

The main problem is why won't it see my Virgin SIM I have tried to different Virgin SIM's but the dongle reports that it can't find a SIM installed

Any suggestions please, hope it makes sense

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Old 24-08-2009, 12:43   #2 (permalink)
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Hi,

I have just received my free 3 dongle and hopefully unlocked it, but i can't get my Virgin SIM to be recognised,

The dongle will recognise a 3 SIM also it recognises an old Orange SIM and a Vodafone SIM albeit neither of them will allow me to connect to the internet which I think is more to do with the age in the case the Orange one and from what i can read on the net a PAYG Vodafone SIM shouldn't work in a dongle.

The main problem is why won't it see my Virgin SIM I have tried to different Virgin SIM's but the dongle reports that it can't find a SIM installed

Any suggestions please, hope it makes sense

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I have o2/3/vodafone payg/sims all working on the unlocked dongle setting for each provider are different

did you use the free software to unlock ?

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Hi,

Yes I did use the free software to unlock it and everything appeared to go fine, but it still makes me wonder if it did actually work ??

I notice that you can get a Vodafone PAYG SIM to work, the dongle accepted that it had a SIM in it when I used the Vodafone SIM but it wouldn't allow me to connect.

I did a search on google and found the Vodafone forum and one of the Vodafone chaps stated that it wouldn't work on PAYG he stated that only one of their contract SIM's would work, so i didn't take it any further.

I didn't have any credit on the Vodafone SIM either, I did try the settings that you show but i couldn't get past GO ?

The 3 SIM works fine, I haven't got an O2 one to try, I will try and get one later today just to see if it works,

But I am still wondering if its unlocked albeit it does reconise the Voda and Orange SIM's but it dosen't even see either of the 2 Virgin SIM's just keeps looking and reporting no SIM installed

Thanks for your help


This is a link to the Vodafone forum where I read the info above, the last reply in the thread

http://forum.vodafone.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=30145

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I have o2/3/vodafone payg/sims all working on the unlocked dongle setting for each provider are different

did you use the free software to unlock ?

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Yes I did use the free software to unlock it and everything appeared to go fine, but it still makes me wonder if it did actually work ??

I notice that you can get a Vodafone PAYG SIM to work, the dongle accepted that it had a SIM in it when I used the Vodafone SIM but it wouldn't allow me to connect.

I did a search on google and found the Vodafone forum and one of the Vodafone chaps stated that it wouldn't work on PAYG he stated that only one of their contract SIM's would work, so i didn't take it any further.

I didn't have any credit on the Vodafone SIM either, I did try the settings that you show but i couldn't get past GO ?

The 3 SIM works fine, I haven't got an O2 one to try, I will try and get one later today just to see if it works,

But I am still wondering if its unlocked albeit it does reconise the Voda and Orange SIM's but it dosen't even see either of the 2 Virgin SIM's just keeps looking and reporting no SIM installed

Thanks for your help


This is a link to the Vodafone forum where I read the info above, the last reply in the thread

Where Can I Buy Payg Vodafone Internet Sim Without Dongle - Vodafone eForum
I have two phones with vodafone one is a payg the other is contract, whilst on a trip we couldn't get a signal for either the 3 network or o2 ;but both the payg and the contract sim's worked fine.

If you used the free unlocker it should have removed the 3 software connection manager, Remove from add and remove any software relating to 3 reboot then put your dongle in,if it tries to install the 3 software then its possible your unlocking has not worked.In this case you would need to go through the unlocking process again, it takes about 20 mins and when complete will say that it has been sucessful.

You will also need to install the telstra connection manager that came with the free download software.

you will need to get o2 sim from here scroll down for description

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Hi,

The unlocking software has removed the 3 software as it does not autorun at the start and i checked the update had changed the dongles software number.

I use the Telstra connection manager that came with the unlocking software as you suggest, but thats the software that reports that I don't have either of the Virgin SIM's installed, it shows the dongle is connected to the computer but no SIM installed, albeit it does show the Orange and Vodafone SIM's

Thanks for your advice, I will get an O2 SIM and try it, but I really wanted the Virgin one to work.





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I have two phones with vodafone one is a payg the other is contract, whilst on a trip we couldn't get a signal for either the 3 network or o2 ;but both the payg and the contract sim's worked fine.

If you used the free unlocker it should have removed the 3 software connection manager, Remove from add and remove any software relating to 3 reboot then put your dongle in,if it tries to install the 3 software then its possible your unlocking has not worked.In this case you would need to go through the unlocking process again, it takes about 20 mins and when complete will say that it has been sucessful.

You will also need to install the telstra connection manager that came with the free download software.

you will need to get o2 sim from here scroll down for description

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Hi, The settings I have in the Telstra coonection manager for my Vodafone SIM is as follows

Config File:- Vodafone GPRS
Dial Number :- Blank
User Name:- web
Password:- web

ticked:- save user name and password

Use the following APN name:- pp.vodafone.co.uk

PDP type :- IP ticked

Authentication Mode:- PAP ticked

Ticked:- Obtain DNS server automatic

Ticked:- Obtain PDP address automatic

can you see anything wrong with these settings

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Hi,

Success with the Vodafone PAYG SIM, added *99# to the above settings and bingo it connected, so it appears the dongle must be unlocked ??

Any further suggestions on the possible problems with the Virgin SIM's

Do any of you know the internet connection charges for a PAYG Vodafone SIM

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Hi,

Success with the Vodafone PAYG SIM, added *99# to the above settings and bingo it connected, so it appears the dongle must be unlocked ??

Any further suggestions on the possible problems with the Virgin SIM's

Do any of you know the internet connection charges for a PAYG Vodafone SIM

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Sounds like things are ok as for the virgin sim there are different configurations for the virgin payg /contract/;but if its coming up with not recognised not come across that? you could get one free paygsim see if that works ;but will cost 20/month.


3 is 10 will last a month and run out whether you use it or not

Vodafone 50p/day so credit will give you 20 days surfing doesn't run out till money gone


o2 10 unlimited for 12mnths

I'm going to order one of those free virgin payg see if it works

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