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Old 03-09-2010, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a cell phone at a HamFest that had an IT profile on it that disabled the phone service. I updated the OS to the latest I found on BlackBerry's web site after wiping the device. Everything works fine.

I live out in the middle of nowhere, so I am used to the cell phone losing signal when I am at home. However, on my other phones, as soon as a signal was available, the phone would connect. This BlackBerry doesn't do that. If I drive into the city, it continues to say "No Signal". To get it to lock on to the signal, I have to turn Wireless Off and then back on. That just doesn't seem right.

Oh, BTW - this is a Cingular phone with an AT&T sim card.

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Old 03-13-2010, 10:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I contacted AT&T, and they updated the IMEI number on record to match that of the BlacKBerry. It is still doing the same thing...

Any Ideas? I hate to have to go back to the Nokia...
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Could be any number of problems. The 7290 is pretty old, so most likely, it is the device itself. If you can't return it, then you have a nice paperweight.

Have you tried a battery pull? With the device on, pull the battery for about 30 seconds or so, then replace and let the device reboot? Any changes?
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Could be any number of problems. The 7290 is pretty old, so most likely, it is the device itself. If you can't return it, then you have a nice paperweight.

Have you tried a battery pull? With the device on, pull the battery for about 30 seconds or so, then replace and let the device reboot? Any changes?
I did and no change. I even tried a different 7290 with the same results. It's like if there is no signal for a certain length of time, the BB just gives up until you manually turn the radio off and back on...
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