02-01-2012, 07:43 PM
| | Re: Do Virgin PAYG SIMs ever expire?
On 01 Feb 2012 20:19:24 +0000 (GMT), Theo Markettos
>Graham. <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> After being on for about 24 hours the phone now displays
>> "SIM card registration failed"
>> Go figure.
>Was it usable to make a call in that time? Sometimes SIM cards claim to be
>alive but don't actually make calls. If it did make a call, I wonder if you
>can complain that it should stay alive because 'I made a chargeable call in
>the last 6 months' :-)
It allowed me to make a call to the top-up service, even threatened to
put me through to a human if I pressed the right buttons.
Also sent an automatic text if I attempted to call another mobile
requesting them to call me back.
I can't figure out the logic that keeps a dormant SIM active for 5 1/2
years and then gets killed shortly after reappearing on the network
when there is a good chance it might get topped up.