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Old 12-28-2006, 09:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8700c. need to Upgrade .. Cannot make calls

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I need to use my blackberry. I am living outside the US. I got the code from EBAY and the phone is unlocked. under MEPD shows all locks disabled.

When I put in a sim card, it goes to "gsm" then "gprs" then it says 'data connection refused'.

When I try to make a call, I get 'emergency calls only'

I have put in on manual, it detects the network, but always 'data connection refused'. I cannot make any calls

I turn wireless on and off. take out the battery. tried different sims (900/1800 and 850/1900 sims) , but I just cannot make any calls.

I am thinking that maybe I should flash to an unbranded (or local) 8700g firmware. maybe this will solve my problem ?

I just want to make calls. I have unlocked blackberries before (also other models of 8700c too) and just put in my SIM and make calls. this one just does not allow any calls. ( I am more intrerested in calls than the data aspect right now

Please advise how to solve this problem