thanks for the response and info. i appreciate it. i hadn't been on here in quite some time do to my main computer CRASHING! I WAS DEVASTATED! NO PASSWORDS NO NOTHING FOR A WHILE. i cut my sim last night and tried it but no luck for me on that front.. maybe the cut is off a little or something. but my sim chip part is really tiny. i'm guessing nano and don't know that should be positioned.