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I have a aldi samsung j1 mini mobile phone and had a number

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I have a aldi samsung j1 mini mobile phone and had a number assigned to it yesterday 4 Jan' but all I get when trying to make a call is "not registerd on network". What do I need to do to start making calls?
JA: Has your Samsung done this before? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: It is brand new Christmas gift
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: I have tried everything I can think of I am 73 and really not up with all this stuff
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: No I just want it registerd thank you
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Smartphones
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Hi and welcome to the site, I’m Louie. Sorry you had to wait awhile but I’ll do my best to help.

Initially, is a Micro-SIM card installed? ...has the Micro-SIM card been registered/activated? which network/provider please?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it has a micro-sim card, it was registerd yesterday 4 Jan' it is from aldimobile through MEDION Australia.
If it is any help the SIM card # 89610145607604000041
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I do not wish to switch to a phone for an extra $28 plus your help fee, this is costing more than the phone did. Sorry!
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Appreciate your kind understanding of automated system / machine generated ads & offers.

Have you tried calling 2534 (ALDI) from your ALDImobile or 1300 989 000 from any other phone ?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have called those numbers and have got nowhere.
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Have you tried another Micro-SIM card with the Samsung J1?

Or tried the Micro-SIM card with another phone?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No I have not Tried That But I Will
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Yes please.

Then post back results / observations of the above once tried when convenient.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Will do. Thank you
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.


Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thank you for trying to fix my problem but I have found out what was wrong, I had the SIM card in the wrong way
Thank youLen O'Connor
Expert:  Louie replied 8 months ago.

Great Len! Good to hear that the issue has been resolved, congratulations.

Good luck and thank you too for the opportunity to share the information.