i have asked the owner and they said they was not sure if it was working as they had bought it off their sister and it was on contract before then. i will find a another phone to try the sims in, as all the phones i have use the micro sim. it is since i used the xtc clip that i have noticed the issue. i did not notice it before as they had a pattern unlock on the phone and i just plugged it in to the xtc clip to carry out the unlocking. either i will leave things well alone or be more vigilent in the future. lol. i will let you know as soon as i get another phone to try the sim card in.