What would cause your cell phone to not work.....

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#1 Oct 14, 2013
My cells says "Emergency calls only" why would it be saying this? Does anyone know? I can't call out on it either....

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#2 Oct 14, 2013
You need to charge it.

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#3 Oct 14, 2013
1. Not paying your bill.
2. Running out of airtime/end of service date.
3. Running out of minutes.
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#4 Oct 14, 2013
Spirit67_ wrote:
My cells says "Emergency calls only" why would it be saying this? Does anyone know? I can't call out on it either....
Does it ever have a lot of static on it?

LOL
Luci

Huntington, WV

#6 Oct 14, 2013
either you're out of minutes or you didn't pay your bill so they shut off your service.

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#7 Oct 14, 2013
You're in a bad cell area ie..inside a building etc...need to move outside and see if it clears up...

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#8 Oct 14, 2013
My bill is paid, as always, and it still says for emergency calls only...this isn't a minutes phone.

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#9 Oct 14, 2013
Well, might I suggest you try turning off your phone and then turning it back on again and see if it says any different? Or try taking the battery out for a minute and then putting it back in & turning it on to see if it resets itself?

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#10 Oct 14, 2013
Try a hard reset.....take the battery out, wait about 5 min and put it back in. I don't know why but it seems to fix many problems at my house!

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#11 Oct 14, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
Well, might I suggest you try turning off your phone and then turning it back on again and see if it says any different? Or try taking the battery out for a minute and then putting it back in & turning it on to see if it resets itself?
I'll do that right now....I can't take the battery out, I can't take the case off...it's a hard case.

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#12 Oct 14, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
Well, might I suggest you try turning off your phone and then turning it back on again and see if it says any different? Or try taking the battery out for a minute and then putting it back in & turning it on to see if it resets itself?
My phone has been healed....thank you Shady for you help. Yes, it's working now.

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#13 Oct 14, 2013
Your variable frequency oscillator is out of alignment.

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#14 Oct 14, 2013
Take ur battery n sim card(if u have one)out and wait a min or two. It will reboot when u turn it back on. It should fix the problem. It showing emergency calls only means ur not getting a signal.
If u have an iPhone just leave it off a few minutes. N turn back on.
Hope this helps :)

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#15 Oct 14, 2013
Lol oops shady u beat me!!

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#16 Oct 14, 2013
I guess I should have refreshed after answering a phone call lol. my bad yall. :)

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#17 Oct 14, 2013
Waiting for Obama to pay my cell phone bill.

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#18 Oct 14, 2013
Spirit67_ wrote:
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My phone has been healed....thank you Shady for you help. Yes, it's working now.
You're welcome. More often than not that "unplug & plug back in" or "turn off & back on" trick seems to "fix" most electronic gadgets.

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#19 Oct 14, 2013
Commander Bunny wrote:
Your variable frequency oscillator is out of alignment.
The flux capacitor needed to be recalibrated.
Krypteia

East Grinstead, UK

#21 Oct 14, 2013
Throwing it at the cat..

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Cadillac MI

#22 Oct 14, 2013
Buy a better phone!!!!

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