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Old 11-29-2006, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't know if this is a BB issue or a provider issue, but I have a 7130c from Cingular and it happens several times a week when placing a call I receive a "Call Failed" dialog box along with a tone indicating that there was an error. When placing these calls I have full signal strength. Has anyone else experienced this?
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I occasionally experience this as well. In my personal opinion (no data or stats to back it up) I believe it might be due to the BB receiving data at the same moment you are trying to dial out.

Just my $.02.

P.S. I'm also on Cingy in Houston.
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I believe this "error" is from the carrier itself. The network sometimes gets congested and you can't make a call. Snowskier's .02 makes sense as well.
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I believe this "error" is from the carrier itself. The network sometimes gets congested and you can't make a call. Snowskier's .02 makes sense as well.
I agree!
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Thats a pain, esp since the BB is always sending/receiving data. But I noticed it also happens during a phone call too.
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Thats a pain, esp since the BB is always sending/receiving data. But I noticed it also happens during a phone call too.
It is not possible to receive data on a call; I believe (not sure) that this is possible w/3G capabilities however.
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Off topic, but when your BB sends/receives data, does it interfere with your radio or tv signal?
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Off topic, but when your BB sends/receives data, does it interfere with your radio or tv signal?
Yes; at my office it interferes and emits a static sound on my desk phone while I am on a call. On my computer monitor at home it will flicker the screen if it is near it.
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Off topic, but when your BB sends/receives data, does it interfere with your radio or tv signal?
All GSM phones, that I've used, produce that interference.
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Maybe I should wear a lead smock and helmet when I use my phone...
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Maybe I should wear a lead smock and helmet when I use my phone...
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I don't know if this is a BB issue or a provider issue, but I have a 7130c from Cingular and it happens several times a week when placing a call I receive a "Call Failed" dialog box along with a tone indicating that there was an error. When placing these calls I have full signal strength. Has anyone else experienced this?
I did see this a lot during the Orange/Blue convergance. A phone with an Orange simm (for example) would show full signal from a blue tower but not be able to actually make a call from it. The reverse was true as well.

Since I'm no longer working in a division that deals with cellular, I haven't seen the Cingular convergance roadmap.

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I had this happen and it was a loose SIM card. It wasn't locked in place.
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This is a service provider issue as we have it quite commonly here in South Africa where we have outstripped our network capacity. If I get it I ask friends next to me to try and they have problems too regardless of whether they are using a Nokia, WM device, or what.
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Could be too many users on a cell tower and not enough paths. If that happens you get a call failed message. I see this in a very busy area and at commute times
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