Sorry if this has already been discussed, but I am finally having better results with hitting my phone scoop and SIM card hole (I have authentic Cliffy's on them).
The phone scoop was all about flipper strength. I think my left flipper was way too strong from the factory. I've dialed it back several notches (I think I am at about 15 or 16 now). I can still hit the right ramp easily, but I get far fewer rejects when shooting the phone scoop. I intend to reduce the strength further to see where the sweet spot is.
For the SIM shot, I did the same thing - I reduced the upper flipper strength. It is still hard to hit directly from the upper flipper - but I've hit it directly a couple times which is better than before. I also found a new personal strategy that has worked quite well. I shoot very early off the upper flipper, and it deflects off the left "Ticket" stand up and goes in the SIM hole. Again, a tough shot, but I am making it more than ever now.
Prior to doing these tweaks a good score for me was a million points. The last two games I played were 1.4 and 1.9 million (with 3 and 4 SIMs collected).
I loved the game before, but now that I am getting it dialed in my love is growing stronger
Just thought I would share my experience. Thanks!