My phone is activating and I have tested the phone by calling it.
the screen now displays “ SIM card updating”
this update has been going on over an hour.
how much time does this typically Take. Seems excessive at this point.
I suspect that this message has to do with the network having the phone number and voicemail settings written to the sim card after activation. It's good to hear that the problem has fixed itself.
I added the ? because I would understand not letting something complete. But I also did some searching and that seemed to be the answer. So it was a maybe try this kinda thing.