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#772796 - 27th Feb 2013 11:16pm Emergency calls only!
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My pay as you go orange Samsung phone has 7+ credit left on it, but when I tried to make a call today, it said 'emergency calls only'. Put the sim card out and in again, no difference. Any ideas please?

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#772801 - 28th Feb 2013 12:09am Re: Emergency calls only! [Re: venice]
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Ok, SIM card in and out has rebooted the phone so that's all covered.

Could the phone be blocked (reported lost/missing etc) or have you had it from new ?

Get the SIM card and put it face down on apiece of clean white paper, just move it around in circles pushing on it for 10-15 secs. You're cleaning the corrosion off the chip, it forms between the contacts on the phone and the sim over time, normally it's fine but taking it in/out or it moving in the holder slightly can make it lose connection (increased resistance). The paper should show a slight black mark on it when you've done, this is normal.

Type *#06# and make sure the IMEI hasn't crashed and changed to 12345 etc or all zeros.

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#772840 - 28th Feb 2013 10:30am Re: Emergency calls only! [Re: venice]
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When my phone has not got a very good signal it shows up emergency calls only' just go outside so you have better signel. turn phone off and on to reset, hope this helps.

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#772847 - 28th Feb 2013 11:23am Re: Emergency calls only! [Re: venice]
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Thanks guys, Im dashing on a hospital visit now and will try this on my return and let your know.( Had it from new.)


Edited by venice (28th Feb 2013 11:24am)

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#772848 - 28th Feb 2013 11:25am Re: Emergency calls only! [Re: beehive]
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When my phone has not got a very good signal it shows up emergency calls only' just go outside so you have better signel. turn phone off and on to reset, hope this helps.

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#773122 - 28th Feb 2013 10:52pm Re: Emergency calls only! [Re: rocks]
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Thanks everyone, I did everything and it worked in Chester tonight, so maybe it was a mixture of poor reception and "mucky card" Brilliant

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#773320 - 1st Mar 2013 7:12pm Re: Emergency calls only! [Re: venice]
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Maybe a coincidence but I'm
on orange and realised earlier today my phone basically "froze" I kept having to turn it in and off throughout the day and have kept getting a no signal message. Seems ok now tho.


Edited by chris58 (1st Mar 2013 7:13pm)

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