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islclr
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Registered: ‎25-05-2011

"Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

Since Wednesday my phone has not been able to make calls or texts. I get mostly a full reception but still nothing.

Oddly at 4Am Wednesday night, the phone was working again and I received a text. Then a few mins later it went back to not working.

 

I am able to use my Internet services from giffgaff, oddly. 

 

I have also updated my phone to try and fix it, I even added the giffgaff APN info in manually still nothing

 

I did buy the phone second hand 3 months ago.

 

Also, the Imei number does match the number on the box

 

Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated, 

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paultheball
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Registered: ‎21-03-2012

Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

Try this,
go to Settings-Wireless and Networks-
Mobile Networks-Network Operators-
search for networks.
A list of networks will soon be displayed.
Select any network that is Not giffgaff or 02.
(choose Orange/Vodafone etc).
You will see "unable to register" on the screen.
(or No Network Service).
Now select giffgaff or 02 and allow the selection
back to Automatic.


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Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

try re entering the settings by texting settings to 20202 and then reconnect
richardski
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Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

Hi islclr,

 

Have you tried a SIM from another network to see if your phone is still working or tried using it on a differnt mast?

 

Richard

 

 


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bengalknights
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Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

Try doing a manual roam
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rangie
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Registered: ‎04-08-2011

Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

It may be that u have bought a phone which has then been the subject of an insurance claim. It may have taken the insurance coy this length of time to block it.
Take it to ur local mobile shop & see if it's blocked. If it is try to get ur money back.
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islclr
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Registered: ‎25-05-2011

Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

If the phone was blocked, how did I get my phone services again at 4am?

richardski
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Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

how did I get my phone services again at 4am

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Could be sporadic problems with your local mast.

 

Richard

 


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Registered: ‎05-08-2011

Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

Try this, go to Settings-Wireless and Networks-Mobile Networks-Network Operators-search for networks. A list of networks will soon be displayed. Select any network that is Not giffgaff or 02. (choose Orange/Vodafone etc). You will see "unable to register" on the screen. (or No Network Service). Now select giffgaff or 02 and allow the selection back to Automatic.
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Re: "Emergency calls only" Samsung Galaxy S2, HELP!

text SETTINGS to 2020

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