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I have a phone that is a few years old. I bought an airtime

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I have a phone that is a few years old. I bought an airtime card. The phone just says unregistered sim. The phone has been sitting several years without being used.
JA: How old is the phone?
Customer: The service end date says 1-17-2015. I think I bought the phone in August 2014.
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Just tried reactivating it 3 hours ago. It's been sitting in a drawer since 2014.
JA: Anything else you want the Phone Expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cell Phones
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

The SIM will be deactivated after 6 months.

You will need to reactivate the SIM with your carrier or fit a new SIM.