I gave up.

the iPad
@ridingbet (53060)
Philippines
March 12, 2017 4:45am CST
The iPad that my big brother left to my sister has no sim card. The phone that he left to me has, but I did not remove it; it is just here. I use the phone to check this site, post on face book and play candy crush saga. (My other phone has the CC soda). I am a very patient person; I don’t give up so easily. As such, I was requested by my sister to put her micro-sim card in to the iPad, which I did immediately. Then here is the problem: From 2 PM to 5:30PM, I was doing all means to activate the card in the iPad, but to no avail. I even placed the sim card in my iPhone and miscalled it-it rang. I put the sim card back to the iPad but it has no connection. There was no ‘carrier’ in the iPad. I also went out to the veranda and miscalled it, but it did not even ring at all. I gave up. I have to be in this site before dusk, because I will log off later. I missed 3 and ½ hours of trying to activate the sim card for my sister. Another reason why I gave up is- my sister was not at all checking on what I was doing. She is still busy playing in her other phone while I was already sweating profusely remedying the iPad. She was unmindful of what I was doing. It seemed it should be my responsibility to activate the sim card FOR HER. I give up! I told her to message our brother and ask him about the problem. Do you give up on a favor asked of you?
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
12 Mar 17
As this is her phone she should at least check what you do and try to help. As she is not helpful tell her to try herself.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
She is so careful of the gadgets that is why she prefers me and my son to do these fixing,alterations or changes,and what I dislike too is when we commit mistakes, she says it is our fault.
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@LadyDuck (157635)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 17
@ridingbet This is exactly what I thought, she asks your help and if something goes wrong it is your fault.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
15 Mar 17
@LadyDuck and she is so careful with her own gadgets.
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
12 Mar 17
Try selling it on ebay if you can't get it working.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
No.it is my brother's iPad and iPhone so we have no right to sell them.
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
I will try my best to do the favor. However when It seems futile, I will tell the other person. Now, it's her turn to help herself.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Right my lady . you know what my sister did after I gave up?she sent a message to my brother and asked him about it.she does not like to take the risk because she is so careful with her gadgets.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@ridingbet I wouldn't also dare , if I don;t know how to.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@SIMPLYD oh.but that is what I differ from my sister, my lady.i am adventurous and I want to discover new things and challenge my skills.
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@DianneN (78408)
• United States
12 Mar 17
I am clueless as to what you are talking about. I have WiFi and am able to get cellular data on my iPad. That's all I know about it. I'm duh when it comes to technology.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
12 Mar 17
that red thing is a sim card
My friend,smart phones have sim cards here so we can send text messages to others.i don't know how it is termed in English (can somebody tell me?) but i am showing you a sim card.we can still use the wifi but we use the sim card to activate a phone.
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@DianneN (78408)
• United States
13 Mar 17
@ridingbet I've heard of SIM cards. I was just told by my husband that I have one in my phone.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@DianneN oh,so you also have one in your phone. We have 2 mobile networks here and my phone can have 2 sim cards, but I just load one for text messaging purposes. Do you have only one mobile service provider?
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
12 Mar 17
Yes, I would give up too. I would try for her with the same effort that I would try for myself. If you can't do it then it is reasonable to give it to someone else, or she can get it to a professional at the store to handle it.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
15 Mar 17
Right but she would not want the gadget to be fixed because it is just the sim card that troubles her.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
15 Mar 17
@ridingbet I understand, who would be qualified to fix the problem then? Maybe you can go to the sim card company or the store that you got it from. In my country, the store installs the card in the device when it is purchased.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
18 Mar 17
@besweet it is okay, my friend. i removed the sim card now, my sister will put it in another phone that she has.
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@allknowing (65162)
• India
13 Mar 17
I recently bought a headphone with a microphone, where the recording is a mess. I tried all what was required for it to behave but it has not. I even called in my technician to check. I am getting a replacement now but the courier guy who came to pick it up told me that there were 3 others too who had asked for replacement. I am waiting for the new piece and if it acts funny then I will ask for a refund. I have no issues with Amazon. They will refund if I opt for it.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
That is so nice of Amazon to address your concern and replace it at once . hope the replacement will function well.
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@allknowing (65162)
• India
14 Mar 17
@ridingbet The second piece arrived and i am not happy with it. I have asked for a refund and they are giving it to me.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
15 Mar 17
@allknowing that is good to know
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• Philippines
12 Mar 17
I am not so much of a patient person so I guess if it were me in that situation, I too would give up.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Well I am but I would have appreciated it much really if my sister showed me some concern and not continuously played in her other phone until I gave it up.
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• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@ridingbet true. Maybe she did not think that you would mind.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
@nottoooldtowrite even just a "how is it going " is already good, supposed to be.
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
12 Mar 17
Oh..my sister does the same too... :) She doesn't wanna take efforta but just ask me to do. 1 day I told her in anger that I'll not do (some mobile phone task) n she has to do herself. Then wow, she really did n I'm free now
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Good for you my friend.my sister? Nothing doing. If I can't do it,ask somebody else.
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@ShifaLk (7483)
• India
15 Mar 17
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@Kandae11 (37041)
12 Mar 17
I would if I seem to be getting nowhere.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
But I understand you are a patient person,am I right?
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@Kandae11 (37041)
14 Mar 17
@ridingbet I am - to a certain extent. I won't be a pushover.
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
12 Mar 17
I tend to exhaust all means before giving up. I do understand your pint about not continuing since you have things to do.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
I could not have given up should she show interest and concern my friend. I did not have other things to do but mylotting but it was her attitude that made me give up
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
16 Mar 17
@ridingbet understood.
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• Midland, Michigan
18 Mar 17
So you put the sim card from your device into hers in order to activate it? I'm confused. Even if it did work you'd want your sim card back so you can use your own device. Her's won't work without any sim card, I don't think.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
19 Mar 17
i put her sim care in my iPhone, so the sim was already activated, but when the sim was inserted back in the iPad, the gadget cannot recognize the sim card. but her problem is now solved- i removed the sim card yesterday and she put it in a phone that she is not using anymore. i guess the phone is now activated.
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@Corbin5 (106512)
• United States
12 Mar 17
Glad you gave up. Since your sister was not offering to assist you, giving up was the right thing to do. If doing a favor for someone does not work out in a certain amount of time, I will give up too.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Yes my friend. She does not like to venture to other tasks
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
12 Mar 17
If no SIM card is in the iPad can't you use the wifi?
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
The sim card is for sending text messages. With the wifi we can connect with the Internet. My iPhone has no sim card but I can use that to be online
• Philippines
12 Mar 17
This is why I have a phone that doesn't involve the internet. Im buying a new unit but still with no internet.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Yes I think having an ordinary phone as simple as the Nokia 3310 is better because it is also theft - free and lesser risks as well.
@shivamani10 (11232)
• Hyderabad, India
12 Mar 17
Sometimes I am facing it; I got bored and dropped the idea of using it.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
Which one,your mobile phone?
@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
12 Mar 17
This may sound surprising to you but I don't own a cell phone. I don't even know how to operate one. If I need to call someone I use the landline or ask one of my grandchildren to call the person on their smart phones (does that mean users are stupid?) I use the PC or laptop when I need to go online. One good thing about not having a CP is no one bothers me in the most ungodly hours.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
14 Mar 17
I too am naive as regards these apps in my brother's phone as I am using it now. I wonder why when I put the first letter of the word,the letter is repeated. No,we are not stupid. And I also wonder why smart phones are termed smart,if at all. Hahaha!
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@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
12 Mar 17
Sometimes I do, if I feel that person I'm helping had no plan on helping me and being ignorance. I have to work hard to help while that person doesn't even bother to do anything. I feel like that person is not grateful at all.
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@ridingbet (53060)
• Philippines
15 Mar 17
When I give up I say sorry. It is as if it is my fault.
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