"SIM Card Not Allowed"(Unbranded Treo 600 using AT&T Service)

Discussion in 'Treo 600' started by mkbomb, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. mkbomb

    mkbomb New Member

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!
    Bought a used Treo 600 from ebay. Didn't come with a SIM. Put in my AT&T 3G SIM, phone says "Sim card not allowed. Your phone cannot be used with this SIM card". Spoke with AT&T Business class reps(2 different people) as well as AT&T store folk, and got varying answers, from "No, the 3g sim won't work", to "Yes, it will work, just give it 30 minutes", to "Just update the firmware", to "Ask for the SIM that says "GSM"-he assured me that EVERY AT&T store offers the "GSM" sim as an option for all older handsets. Yet another rep told me that the 3g sim is backwards compatible with pretty much any handset, but that the Treo 600 REQUIRES a "32K" SIM ONLY!!
    Am I out of luck, or can updating the firmware(which I have NOT done yet) help? It'd sure be nice to have a working phone for Thanksgiving. I'd be real grateful to anyone that could help me here.

    Edit: I did search the forums, to no avail. Also, the Phone is Unbranded. This morning, I installed Palm's "Cingular 1.16 Updater", In hopes that would work. When I try to run it from the phone after hotsyncing it, I get "This updater is not compatible with this phone".
  2. mldoug004

    mldoug004 New Member

    Sim Card Not Allowed in Treo 600

    Hello, I have ran into this same problem... I was just wanting to know if you have found anything to work... I was told to find a sim card with the numbers starting 8931. My current sim is 8901. I have ordered a new one off of ebay with the 8931 but have yet to receive it. I was just wanting to find out if thats what you had to do or what. This is probably my last resort. So I would greatly appreciate your advice. Also, I hope this may have helped you. Thank you very much. ---Michael