BlackBerry Forums Support Community

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-26-2006, 10:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Model: 7100T
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Blackberry in China

Please Login to Remove!

For the last month I have been using my Cingular Blackberry perfectly happily in China, even in the remotest parts - managing to collect all my e-mails and, to my great surprise accessing the net - including getting to forbidden sites such as the BBC.
However, about three days ago I stopped receiving the China Mobile GPRS signal, and a message 'Data Connection Refused' came up instead. In short, the Blackberry no longer works.
Has anyone else had the same experience - and is this, so far as one can tell, the result of Chinese government action. If it is I'm hardly surprised - but saddened, it has to be said. The other day I was stuck in the Gobi Desert with a broken sump in my car (no oil, in other words) and with a working Blackberry managed to find a hotel a hundred miles away who sent out a rescue car and a wrecker. Such delights seem no longer likely to be available.
Old 07-26-2006, 11:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
scotth's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Washington State
Model: 9800
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 294
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

Two options - either the Chinese cellular company is having trouble with their data network, or the data provisioning on your account is misconfigured. The last scenario happens randomly with Cingular, so I would call 1.916.843.4685 (international customer care for Cingular)

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.