View Full Version : data connection refused?

03-23-2008, 09:11 PM
it wasnt saying this yesterday then i took the battery out and put it back now it say data connection refused?

03-23-2008, 09:12 PM
Welcome to the forums.

First off (just to confirm) do you have a Blackberry Data Plan? If so, did you call and have ANY changes made to your account?

03-23-2008, 09:15 PM
welcome to the forums

03-23-2008, 09:19 PM

03-23-2008, 09:42 PM
no i havent done anything to my plan yet, i really dont no much about the blackberry just got it. i saw it has handango, which all i really want is the weather, but i cant get connected to the internet to get an account, so i am guessing i need to get a data plan to do anything.

03-23-2008, 09:43 PM
yes, you need the blackberry data plan to get rid of that message. there is a personal and a Business/Corporate plan. if you are not connecting to a Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) then you need the personal plan

03-23-2008, 09:44 PM
Wait a second.....it didn't have 'data connection refused' yesterday and now it does? How long have you had this device and where did you get it?

Pardon me for being suspicous, but this is usually what happens when someone reports their device lost or stolen....the data plan gets cut off by the carrier.

03-23-2008, 09:49 PM
i have had the device for 1 week, i bought it off Ebay last week and it didnt say it, it started saying it right after i took the bat. out

03-23-2008, 09:50 PM
You should contact AT&T/Cingular and make sure the device hasn't been reported lost or stolen. The data connection refused doesn't happen by simply removing the battery.

EDIT: Here are some helpful tips for buying a BB off eBay:

Buying a BlackBerry off eBay - BlackBerryFAQ (http://blackberryfaq.com/index.php/Buying_a_BlackBerry_off_eBay)

03-23-2008, 10:01 PM
should i call cingular with the id number on the phone to see if it was reported?

03-23-2008, 10:02 PM
Wirelessly posted (My blond BlackBerry)

Yes. Give them the IMEI number of the phone. If it was reported lost or stolen, you will have to go back to the seller to recoup your money.

Good luck.

03-23-2008, 10:05 PM
thanks for all the help, really hope that i dont have someone else phone that got stolen from them.

Is there anything you can tell me about the handango or is that thing no good?

03-23-2008, 10:06 PM
over 7500 blackberry apps. its a great site for applications, but dont forget to check your aftermarket section on this site too (y)

05-21-2008, 12:10 AM
So I got a phone on eBay in the mail today and i powered up with my sim card ( I have T mobile by the way) and it says Data Connection Refused on the top right of the screen. I tried to make a call and all it says is CALL FAILED. I sat on the phone with t mobile for an hour going through all the scenarios to fix it and they told me it wasn't going to work, could some one help me please :?

05-21-2008, 12:19 AM
Do you have a BlackBerry Data Plan on your account?
Did you read the remainder of this thread?