That makes sense. This seems to be a phone issue. If you could, I would suggest you try a couple more other SIMs (Cellc & Voda) in the standard sized SIM slot and observe. Then we will proceed to trying a hard reset should the issue persist. Also, if you can get one that uses a micro CellC SIM and you try it on the other slot - unless if the 2nd slot will not work if the other has no SIM.