04-03-2007, 09:51 PM
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I unlocked a T-Mobile 8700g and am currently using my Cingular SIM card in it. When I first turn on the phone, the BB will pick up GSM then switch to EDGE. Then after about 5 - 10 seconds the EDGE will disappear and there will be nothing displayed.
When the EDGE or GSM is displayed I am able to make and receive phone calls. However, once they are gone, all calls fail. The funny thing is that the reception bars are still full even when the EDGE disappears. When I don't move and switch the SIM card into a secondary phone, I really do have full reception and can make all calls fine.
Under the area where the EDGE/GSM is displayed, the phone currently displays "Cingular". Before, it would say "Unable to connect to browser." However, when this was displayed all calls functioned properly.
Lastly, when the EDGE or GSM shows up, when I go to the Network under Options, it'll say Network: Cingular. Right when the EDGE or GSM disappears, it changes to Network: *none*. Yet, the reception is still reading full and saying Cingular on the front screen. I called in Cingular and they said the registration and SIM card were fine.
What could be blocking the phone from picking up EDGE or GSM??? This problem is annoying, seeing how the actual reception is fine... \
Last edited by andrewyeoh : 04-03-2007 at 09:54 PM.