i have a 2000 volvo s80 with the simcard slot in the boot. i put in a simcard from the shop but its doesn't seem to be working when i try to dial it look alike its searching for network or something. does anyone happen to know if modern simcards work or does it need to be a simcard from the year 2000 which looks the same but maybe has a different type of chip. car phone is operating just can't call. does it matter what provider you put in it as i put in an optus sim card
Yup, pretty sure it needs to be a much smaller capacity chip to work. It might take a while but Optus or Telstra should have a stock of old sims that should work.
Chasing this up with a mobile phone journo mate to track you down an old style sim.
Sure it's the right frequency and technology?
Being from 2000 it would have to be 1 or 2g
What brand of sim have you been trying?
Thanks for all the help
i have just been trying the modern simcards from the shop because they keep telling me they don't have any old school sim cards it fits and everything but its probably too new so maybe it needs the old ones. but I'm also thinking that if i do get a hold of the old one would the the frequency be correct as philia bear was pretty much saying aswell. because would a 1 or 2 g simcard work today because most things are 3g or 4 g so is it pointless trying to get the phone to work.
Just hook up a bluetooth device to the existing wiring so you can use your own mobile in the pocket or console , Parrot do super duper kits. i have a couple in the shed and know of another spare one.