BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-22-2006, 07:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: May 2006
Model: 9300
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 90
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default SOS signal?

Please Login to Remove!

I am on Cingular and have an unlocked 8700c. I am way out in the woods of Georgia on a project and my phone signal is either GSM (I can make phone calls but no data) or SOS (what does this stand for?) (Sh*t out of service?)

Anyway, since the phone is unlocked shouldn't i be able to go to network and switch to another vendors network and use the phone or would that also require another SIM card?
Offline  
Old 08-22-2006, 07:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: ∂pnp
Model: 8310
OS: 4.5
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 232
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dlbrock
SOS (what does this stand for?)
It means that the network you're on does not have a roaming agreement with Cingular. Only emergency calls are possible.

-Dude
Offline  
Old 08-22-2006, 07:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Model: 7130e
Carrier: cingular
Posts: 36
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

SOS = 911 calls only. The only network your phone can find doesn't have a roaming agreement in the area with Cingular. You'll have to use a different network and therefore SIM card.
Offline  
Old 02-21-2007, 07:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Munich, Germany
Model: 8100
Carrier: T.Mobile
Posts: 16
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Save Our Soles
Offline  
Old 02-21-2007, 08:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Chinasaur's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Portland/Seattle Megalopolis
Model: Z30
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 317
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

See if T-Mobile has service at your site - login. If T-Mobile has service....

Get a ToGo Phone/SIM combo for ~$30 at Target/WalMart. Pop the SIM into your BB and use as normal. Buy minutes at Cheap International Prepaid Phone Cards (cheaper than refilling at T-Mobile) and use it while on site.

No ETF from Cingular. But NO Data/BB function..but at least your phone would work...
Offline  




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