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Old 10-19-2008, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I will attempt to be as specific to my condition as I can.

I recently purchased a Blackberry 8330 curve on sprint service. I live in the northern suburbs of Chicago, specifically in Evanston. For the first week I've had the phone, everything was working great. I was able to make and receive calls from inside my apartment. I could send and receive text messages and emails.

However, as of Saturday, (10/18), my phone has been acting screwy. Where I was once able to make and receive calls, I am no longer able. My status says that my signal strength is -95 dBm, which is average for inside. When I go to make a call, I either receive the message that the call failed or there is not adequate signal. Upon hanging up, the status bars drop to 0 and then returns to normal.

As of today, (10/19), I have been able to send and receive texts and email, but still no calling. When I call into the phone, it rings on the dialing phone, but my blackberry does not respond. The one time it did, the call was promptly lost before a connection could be established.

I thought that this may have just been a signal problem, but it seems that the phone can not make or receive calls in anything less than perfect reception. It has only been since Saturday that this has occurred. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced similar difficulties and what they did to resolve it.
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Do you know anyone else in your area with Sprint service? Maybe you can try their phone to see what the signal is like. Might not be your device.
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Wirelessly posted (8130 Pearl (Sprint))

I had the same problem on sprint. With 2 brand new pearls and a curve...

It lasted almost 1 month... I left them shortly after
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Wirelessly posted (8130 Pearl (Sprint))

Btw, it occured in chicagoland area as well. Naperville to be exact
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I happened to be in the sprint store on chicago north side (devon) today and everyone was complaining about the same problem. the staff explained that one of their towers is down, and asked for patience, so let's hope.
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