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    Hi my phone keeps saying Emergency Only when ever I try to make a call how do i disable this setting?

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    Re: Emergency Only

    I have this phone, and here are 2 reasons it happens to me:

    1. Make sure you are in a GSM coverage zone. I get this problem at my parents' house, where there's no coverage.

    2. Sometimes my phone just "wigs out" and it gets this error in covered zones. Usually a power cycle will fix it.



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    Re: Emergency Only

    Quote Originally Posted by n1ckel5
    I have this phone, and here are 2 reasons it happens to me:

    1. Make sure you are in a GSM coverage zone. I get this problem at my parents' house, where there's no coverage.

    2. Sometimes my phone just "wigs out" and it gets this error in covered zones. Usually a power cycle will fix it.
    whats a power cycle?



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    Re: Emergency Only

    Quote Originally Posted by refid
    whats a power cycle?

    Turn the power off. Leave it off for 30 seconds. Then power it back on.

    You should (supposedly) power cycle every 2 or so days. I do it about once a week, and I do notice that features such as the time are more up to date.



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    Re: Emergency Only

    ok i'll try that but is my phone pretty much dead?



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    Re: Emergency Only

    sometimes it will also say emergency only when you haven't paid your bill and the company suspends your phone. are you past due on anything?



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    Re: Emergency Only

    Or if you're roaming on a GSM network that has no roaming agreement with your carrier. Then it's 911 only.



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    Re: Emergency Only

    Quote Originally Posted by _Abom_
    Or if you're roaming on a GSM network that has no roaming agreement with your carrier. Then it's 911 only.
    seems most likely, go into settings and manualy net select ur net, if its not there then theres your ans, if it is select it



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    Re: Emergency Only

    Quote Originally Posted by refid
    Hi my phone keeps saying Emergency Only when ever I try to make a call how do i disable this setting?

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    Actually, I just had this problem 2 days ago with my c1300. I was trying to make a call from work, where I've always had coverage. The weather was pretty overcast and I did not "reconnect" with Cingular until I was a couple of blocks away from work. I tried my standard power cycling trick, but to no avail.

    If you haven't gotten your phone problem figured out yet, I suggest finding a friend who uses Cingular. You can try a couple of things:

    1. Have your friend use his phone when you are receiving the emergency message. If his/hers works, you know there is coverage.

    2. Power down their phone, swap in your SIM. Since you are both Cingular, it should recognize your SIM. If you can connect, I would assume the problem is your phone.

    3. If your SIM in his/her phone does not connect, have your friend insert their SIM into your LG and see if it connects. If yes, I think your phone is the problem.

    This should exhaust the possibilities of problems in the coverage area, your account, and your phone.



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    Re: Emergency Only

    Quote Originally Posted by refid
    Hi my phone keeps saying Emergency Only when ever I try to make a call how do i disable this setting?

    LG 1300i
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    Not sure if GSM is like CDMA with roaming lists... I know on all the phones i've ever had, it's a good idea to update your roam list especially if you are planning to travel. Call your carrier and have them update your PRL. (roaming list) Even though you had coverage one day at your office, if their contracts with other carriers changed, you could have lost the ability to connect to one network, and the new agreement with another network, your phone does not know about.

    On the new OTA phones (over the air programming) on verizon, you just dial *228[talk] and select update roamling list when prompted. Not sure what/if cingular has something like this.



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