View Full Version : 7 users in Houston area get SOS often on their 7230's

09-07-2006, 07:00 PM
For about a month now I have about 7 users in the Houston area whos 7230s started to get sos/x etc. We have tried upgrading the FW and this did not help. Some areas they are able to get a signal and others they are not they just get SOS. All 7 of them used to get service fine in all the areas in question. We put 1 user on an 8700 and she is fine now.

Any ideas on what may be happening here? Cingular will not admit to any porblems.

09-07-2006, 08:49 PM
Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0) BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

I use to have a 7290 w/Cingular and the coverage was ok w/GPRS in the Houston area. I upgrade to 8700c w/EDGE and have had no problems with coverage at all since.

09-07-2006, 09:45 PM
Is Cingular done integrating its networks (Old ATTWS and Cingular networks) in Houston? That might explain it. I would have thought they would be done by now, but I don't know for sure about Houston.

09-07-2006, 10:07 PM
I'm not sure. I just xferred my account via work from mmode (what's that?) to an 8700c. any hoo it happened to me too for abot 30 minutes. i was really po'd about it. it's not SOS; it's SOL

09-08-2006, 10:04 AM
7230's are tri band devices while 7290's and 8700's are quad band devices. It's likely that Cingular has been moving more toward 850MHz in Houston (but I'm completely guessing here).