Invalid SIM card — simple fix

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EarthMover
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Invalid SIM card — simple fix

Post by EarthMover » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:52 pm

I had to replace my SIM card and got stuck with the infamous “invalid SIM card” error.

At first, I thought it was the new SIM card to fault. However, after 50 times trying, I just slotted the old one back and... got the same error!

A quick Internet search confirmed that a lot of people had the same problem, and the car’s SIM slot is probably total rubbish.

Then I tried a small trick. I detached the SIM just a little bit from the outer frame, bottom to top (I.e. contacts looking up), so it would improve contact.

I slotted it back and BINGO. It worked beautifully on the very first attempt.
Range Rover Velar SE D300 R-Dynamic


Slidebed
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Re: Invalid SIM card — simple fix

Post by Slidebed » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:19 pm

While we are on the subject can I use any data only sim on my D300 just by using the slot under the armrest.


EarthMover
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Re: Invalid SIM card — simple fix

Post by EarthMover » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:14 am

Slidebed wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:19 pm
While we are on the subject can I use any data only sim on my D300 just by using the slot under the armrest.
I believe so... did not find much in the car manual.

In the UK the Three network has a Data SIM that gives you 200Mb free every month
Range Rover Velar SE D300 R-Dynamic


Simonh
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Re: Invalid SIM card — simple fix

Post by Simonh » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:30 am

Slidebed wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:19 pm
While we are on the subject can I use any data only sim on my D300 just by using the slot under the armrest.
Yes
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