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I just bought a SIM card from this eBay guy and while I got it fast, it was an incompatible one.  His auction states "SKU: 71234", but it does not specify 4022 or 4021.  While others may get a 4022, I received a 4021.  Make sure you ask him before you purchase!
  
 
I also bought this same SIM card, the eBay seller has prompt shipping and good prices.  When you get the SIM card simply call customer support on a different phone and have your old and new sim cards out of the phone so you can give the 20 digit ID number to activate the new card.  The activation is almost instantaneous.  I highly recommend this cheap and easy solution if you have an unsupported SIM.
 
I also bought this same SIM card, the eBay seller has prompt shipping and good prices.  When you get the SIM card simply call customer support on a different phone and have your old and new sim cards out of the phone so you can give the 20 digit ID number to activate the new card.  The activation is almost instantaneous.  I highly recommend this cheap and easy solution if you have an unsupported SIM.

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AT&T

The current status of the SIM cards provided by AT&T is that many 3G SIM cards are problematic with the neo1973 SH1. This issue is known and there is a bug report for tracking progress: http://bugzilla.openmoko.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=666)

Below are two tables to help users report their success or failure. If your card is not listed or have different results, please update the tables below.

(Note: When adding to the tables, please do not include the 20 digit ICCID, as this is your SIM's unique id. If you do your phone company will be able to track you down and 1984 may overpower 1973)

SIM cards that do NOT work:

5 Digit SKU Manufacturer Code 4 digit Vendor/Version Badge Notes
63510 G 3001 64k smartchip On FreeRunner: +CME ERROR: 10 for AT+CFUN=`, +CME Error 13 for AT+CIMI, and EVENT: Netreg searching for network

EVENT: Netreg registration denied cme error: 32 RSTR=`+CME ERROR: 32' EVENT: Signal Quality: 31 for AT+COPS

63512 G 3001 64k smartchip +CME Error 10 for AT+CFUN=1 and +CME Error 13 for AT+CIMI
63513 G 3001 64k smartchip does not respond to at+cimi
63698 G 3002 64K smartchip does not respond to at+cimi
64205 G 3020 64K smartchip 3G(c) on back does not respond to at+cimi
63698 G 4004 64k smartchip +CME Error 10 for AT+CFUN=1 and +CME Error 13 for AT+CIMI
64205 O 4020 64K smartchip Has 3Gc on back
71234 D 2022 blazing 3G fireball CME ERROR 10 and 13, with three different cards. This seems to be the SIM type currently used for AT&T Gophones.  :(
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball libgsmd -m shell; CME Error: 32
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball Does not register, suspect mis-aligned pins Screenshot
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball sometimes registers, but usually needs a reboot or modem power down&up and then registers. contacts were too close to edge, touched tab on bracket. Changed for 71234_O_4022 SIM
71234 O 4021 blazing 3G fireball
73000 O 4021 blazing 3G fireball This sim will not work for me, although a user has gotten it to work below. Those steps only produce CME ERROR 13, regardless of amount of waiting.


SIM cards that DO work:

5 Digit SKU Manufacturer Code 4 digit Vendor/Version Badge Notes
 ???  ?  ??? AT&T Old cingular/AT&T "AT&T Wireless" written on it, blue SIM, no other info on it (except 20 digit id)
62095 A  ? 32K GT at+cimi works, found NEW card on ebay and registered fine with AT&T
63698 A 1002 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
63698 A 1003 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
63698 G 3003 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
63698 G 3003 64K smartchip registers with FreeRunner right out of the box (2007.2)
63698 G 3004 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball registers, sends/receives calls with FreeRunner right out of the box.
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball $15 ($30 with $15 instant rebates) GoPhone kit at RadioShack. Pulled the sim out of the kit phone when I got home, stuck it in my FreeRunner, and it worked. SMS doesn't seem to be working though (nothing shows up in the messages app).
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball WalMart/RadioShack $18 Cingular Go phone package. This chip was also given with a contract plan. (Three confirmed working.)[17 July 08 confirmed 4th working w/Family 500 anytime]
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball RadioShack $15 AT&T Go phone package. Also had to purchase minimum $15 of minutes. Works great out of box no problems. (August 19, 2008)
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball Two more confirmed working with FreeRunner. Previous 4021 chip did not work properly.
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball It only partially worked, at first. (I had reception, but it always said "Registering..." in the upper-left of the screen.) After wiggling the sim card slightly, and rebooting the phone, it eventually changed from "Registering" to "AT&T".
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball changed to this after reliability problems with 71234_G_3022 SIM. *This* SIM seems to always connect immediately without powering GSM down&up. Same SIM model as purchased on eBay, but AT&T traded this one for free.
73000 O 4021 blazing 3G fireball tried it using libgsm-tool -m shell (O, R). Just have to wait for 30-40 sec after registering. Then you can make calls consistently.
73000 G 3021 blazing 3G fireball Works with FreeRunner, but placement of SIM is the key. Shifted it slightly down and it registers reliably

Vendor Codes:

  • O = Oberthur Card Systems
  • G = Gemalto (formerly Gemplus)
  • A = Axalto
  • D = Giesecke & Devrient

For info on the 71234 4021 see http://www.oberthurcs.com/getpage.aspx?id=65#application

I had a non-compatible SIM card, but it took only a few minutes in an AT&T Store to have them bring up my account, give me a new card, and double check that it works. They generally seem friendly, and it's pretty easy. Just say "Hi, I have an unlocked phone, and my current SIM card doesn't work. Is there any way that I can get another one?"

Note: AT&T claims they cannot reactivate a previously deactivated SIM card. The CSR may give you the choice to force the activation at the risk of losing the current phone number! A word of warning.

Also Note: AT&T stores said no longer carry anything but the "newer" 3G Fireball SIM cards (Aug 18,2008). It is also a good idea to chek the pin placement. If the pins are not centered on the chip there is a good chance that it will not work. The following link has a number of picture references for working and non-working 3G SIMs Ticket #666 (new defect)

Question: Suppose you have a SIM card listed on the does NOT work chart. How can one buy one of the SIM cards that does work?

Answer: A 71234(O)/4022 SIM can be had on ebay for $4 including shipping at http://cgi.ebay.com/ATT-3G-SIM-CARD-4-SALE-BRAND-NEW-COMMISSIONABLE-SWAP_W0QQitemZ270245436267QQihZ017QQcategoryZ29778QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem I have received this SIM and it works. Yay.

I just bought a SIM card from this eBay guy and while I got it fast, it was an incompatible one. His auction states "SKU: 71234", but it does not specify 4022 or 4021. While others may get a 4022, I received a 4021. Make sure you ask him before you purchase!

I also bought this same SIM card, the eBay seller has prompt shipping and good prices. When you get the SIM card simply call customer support on a different phone and have your old and new sim cards out of the phone so you can give the 20 digit ID number to activate the new card. The activation is almost instantaneous. I highly recommend this cheap and easy solution if you have an unsupported SIM.

I'm one more person that bought this card, except that I did not have one yet and I wanted to get one that I knew would work. You don't have to call customer support to activate it if you are not swapping, you can just go here https://www.wireless.att.com/activations/.

Compatible Plans

AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular ) offers the following plans:

Plan Name Monthly Cost (USD) Anytime Minutes Nights/Weekend Minutes Mobile to Mobile Minutes
Nation 450 w/Rollover $39.99 450 5000 Unlimited
Nation 900 w/Rollover $59.99 900 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 1350 w/Rollover $79.99 1350 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 2000 w/Rollover $99.99 2000 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 4000 w/Rollover $149.99 4000 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 6000 w/Rollover $199.99 6000 Unlimited Unlimited

The "anytime minutes" roll over from month to month if you do not use all of them.

AT&T also offers discounts on plans for students and corporate partners (IE: If you work for Microsoft, IBM, etc).

Prepay Options

Rate Daily Access Fee* Mobile to Mobile Minutes
$.10/minute $1.00 per day, ONLY on days you use your phone Unlimited
$.25/minute N/A

All Pay As You Go Plans include:

   * Rollover® Balance
   * Nationwide Long Distance
   * $10 of airtime

This information was found at this site: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/go-phones/pyg-plans-phones.jsp

Pick Your Plan Options

ATT's GoPhones also have a "Pick Your Plan" option described here: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/go-phones/pyp-plans-phones.jsp

These plans require no contract and have an option to get unlimited data transfer for $19.99/mo. This may be the cheapest non-contract method to get unlimited data.

I bought the AT&T GoPhone package from Best Buy for $14.99 that includes the Motorola c168i. This phone came with the Blazing Fireball 3G SIM 71234 O 4022, and it works with my FreeRunner. I have made and received calls and have received SMS text messages using this SIM card on AT&T's Pick Your Plan service. --Brianwc 06:43, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Data Access Plans

Browse Data Access Plans - http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-plans/data-cell-phone-plans.jsp?zipPass=true

  • Media Max 200 Bundle: Includes unlimited data and 200 text messages for $19.99/month. This is in addition to regular voice service and is tied to a specific SIM card and phone number (doesn't give all family plan members unlimited data).
  • ATT offers data access on *Every* plan, including prepay. If you don't have a data access "plan", you are billed $0.01/KB for transfer. Expect all transfers to be rounded in the carriers favor.
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AT&T

The current status of the SIM cards provided by AT&T is that many 3G SIM cards are problematic with the neo1973 SH1. This issue is known and there is a bug report for tracking progress: http://bugzilla.openmoko.org/cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=666)

Below are two tables to help users report their success or failure. If your card is not listed or have different results, please update the tables below.

(Note: When adding to the tables, please do not include the 20 digit ICCID, as this is your SIM's unique id. If you do your phone company will be able to track you down and 1984 may overpower 1973)

SIM cards that do NOT work:

5 Digit SKU Manufacturer Code 4 digit Vendor/Version Badge Notes
63510 G 3001 64k smartchip On FreeRunner: +CME ERROR: 10 for AT+CFUN=`, +CME Error 13 for AT+CIMI, and EVENT: Netreg searching for network

EVENT: Netreg registration denied cme error: 32 RSTR=`+CME ERROR: 32' EVENT: Signal Quality: 31 for AT+COPS

63512 G 3001 64k smartchip +CME Error 10 for AT+CFUN=1 and +CME Error 13 for AT+CIMI
63513 G 3001 64k smartchip does not respond to at+cimi
63698 G 3002 64K smartchip does not respond to at+cimi
64205 G 3020 64K smartchip 3G(c) on back does not respond to at+cimi
63698 G 4004 64k smartchip +CME Error 10 for AT+CFUN=1 and +CME Error 13 for AT+CIMI
64205 O 4020 64K smartchip Has 3Gc on back
71234 D 2022 blazing 3G fireball CME ERROR 10 and 13, with three different cards. This seems to be the SIM type currently used for AT&T Gophones.  :(
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball libgsmd -m shell; CME Error: 32
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball Does not register, suspect mis-aligned pins Screenshot
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball sometimes registers, but usually needs a reboot or modem power down&up and then registers. contacts were too close to edge, touched tab on bracket. Changed for 71234_O_4022 SIM
71234 O 4021 blazing 3G fireball
73000 O 4021 blazing 3G fireball This sim will not work for me, although a user has gotten it to work below. Those steps only produce CME ERROR 13, regardless of amount of waiting.


SIM cards that DO work:

5 Digit SKU Manufacturer Code 4 digit Vendor/Version Badge Notes
 ???  ?  ??? AT&T Old cingular/AT&T "AT&T Wireless" written on it, blue SIM, no other info on it (except 20 digit id)
62095 A  ? 32K GT at+cimi works, found NEW card on ebay and registered fine with AT&T
63698 A 1002 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
63698 A 1003 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
63698 G 3003 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
63698 G 3003 64K smartchip registers with FreeRunner right out of the box (2007.2)
63698 G 3004 64K smartchip Returns proper info with at+cimi
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball registers, sends/receives calls with FreeRunner right out of the box.
71234 G 3022 blazing 3G fireball $15 ($30 with $15 instant rebates) GoPhone kit at RadioShack. Pulled the sim out of the kit phone when I got home, stuck it in my FreeRunner, and it worked. SMS doesn't seem to be working though (nothing shows up in the messages app).
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball WalMart/RadioShack $18 Cingular Go phone package. This chip was also given with a contract plan. (Three confirmed working.)[17 July 08 confirmed 4th working w/Family 500 anytime]
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball RadioShack $15 AT&T Go phone package. Also had to purchase minimum $15 of minutes. Works great out of box no problems. (August 19, 2008)
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball Two more confirmed working with FreeRunner. Previous 4021 chip did not work properly.
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball It only partially worked, at first. (I had reception, but it always said "Registering..." in the upper-left of the screen.) After wiggling the sim card slightly, and rebooting the phone, it eventually changed from "Registering" to "AT&T".
71234 O 4022 blazing 3G fireball changed to this after reliability problems with 71234_G_3022 SIM. *This* SIM seems to always connect immediately without powering GSM down&up. Same SIM model as purchased on eBay, but AT&T traded this one for free.
73000 O 4021 blazing 3G fireball tried it using libgsm-tool -m shell (O, R). Just have to wait for 30-40 sec after registering. Then you can make calls consistently.
73000 G 3021 blazing 3G fireball Works with FreeRunner, but placement of SIM is the key. Shifted it slightly down and it registers reliably

Vendor Codes:

  • O = Oberthur Card Systems
  • G = Gemalto (formerly Gemplus)
  • A = Axalto
  • D = Giesecke & Devrient

For info on the 71234 4021 see http://www.oberthurcs.com/getpage.aspx?id=65#application

I had a non-compatible SIM card, but it took only a few minutes in an AT&T Store to have them bring up my account, give me a new card, and double check that it works. They generally seem friendly, and it's pretty easy. Just say "Hi, I have an unlocked phone, and my current SIM card doesn't work. Is there any way that I can get another one?"

Note: AT&T claims they cannot reactivate a previously deactivated SIM card. The CSR may give you the choice to force the activation at the risk of losing the current phone number! A word of warning.

Also Note: AT&T stores said no longer carry anything but the "newer" 3G Fireball SIM cards (Aug 18,2008). It is also a good idea to chek the pin placement. If the pins are not centered on the chip there is a good chance that it will not work. The following link has a number of picture references for working and non-working 3G SIMs Ticket #666 (new defect)

Question: Suppose you have a SIM card listed on the does NOT work chart. How can one buy one of the SIM cards that does work?

Answer: A 71234(O)/4022 SIM can be had on ebay for $4 including shipping at http://cgi.ebay.com/ATT-3G-SIM-CARD-4-SALE-BRAND-NEW-COMMISSIONABLE-SWAP_W0QQitemZ270245436267QQihZ017QQcategoryZ29778QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem I have received this SIM and it works. Yay.

I also bought this same SIM card, the eBay seller has prompt shipping and good prices. When you get the SIM card simply call customer support on a different phone and have your old and new sim cards out of the phone so you can give the 20 digit ID number to activate the new card. The activation is almost instantaneous. I highly recommend this cheap and easy solution if you have an unsupported SIM.

I'm one more person that bought this card, except that I did not have one yet and I wanted to get one that I knew would work. You don't have to call customer support to activate it if you are not swapping, you can just go here https://www.wireless.att.com/activations/.

Compatible Plans

AT&T Wireless (formerly Cingular ) offers the following plans:

Plan Name Monthly Cost (USD) Anytime Minutes Nights/Weekend Minutes Mobile to Mobile Minutes
Nation 450 w/Rollover $39.99 450 5000 Unlimited
Nation 900 w/Rollover $59.99 900 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 1350 w/Rollover $79.99 1350 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 2000 w/Rollover $99.99 2000 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 4000 w/Rollover $149.99 4000 Unlimited Unlimited
Nation 6000 w/Rollover $199.99 6000 Unlimited Unlimited

The "anytime minutes" roll over from month to month if you do not use all of them.

AT&T also offers discounts on plans for students and corporate partners (IE: If you work for Microsoft, IBM, etc).

Prepay Options

Rate Daily Access Fee* Mobile to Mobile Minutes
$.10/minute $1.00 per day, ONLY on days you use your phone Unlimited
$.25/minute N/A

All Pay As You Go Plans include:

   * Rollover® Balance
   * Nationwide Long Distance
   * $10 of airtime

This information was found at this site: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/go-phones/pyg-plans-phones.jsp

Pick Your Plan Options

ATT's GoPhones also have a "Pick Your Plan" option described here: http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/go-phones/pyp-plans-phones.jsp

These plans require no contract and have an option to get unlimited data transfer for $19.99/mo. This may be the cheapest non-contract method to get unlimited data.

I bought the AT&T GoPhone package from Best Buy for $14.99 that includes the Motorola c168i. This phone came with the Blazing Fireball 3G SIM 71234 O 4022, and it works with my FreeRunner. I have made and received calls and have received SMS text messages using this SIM card on AT&T's Pick Your Plan service. --Brianwc 06:43, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Data Access Plans

Browse Data Access Plans - http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/cell-phone-plans/data-cell-phone-plans.jsp?zipPass=true

  • Media Max 200 Bundle: Includes unlimited data and 200 text messages for $19.99/month. This is in addition to regular voice service and is tied to a specific SIM card and phone number (doesn't give all family plan members unlimited data).
  • ATT offers data access on *Every* plan, including prepay. If you don't have a data access "plan", you are billed $0.01/KB for transfer. Expect all transfers to be rounded in the carriers favor.