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  1. #1
    Casey Bedingfield
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    I noticed this past weekend that my unlocked Samsung E-715 that I bought
    when I was with T-Mobile starting losing connections. Now I can not pick up
    a tower anywhere. The phone is unlocked and I have been using it for
    months. I am on a family share plan and my brother has the same phone with
    the exact same problem, same timing.

    Does anybody know why and what can be done.
    My simcard works because I tried it out in a Cingular phone with no
    problems. The problem lies with my unlocked phone which seems to locked out
    again. I wonder if there was a frequency change.

    My phone is 900/1900 and Cingular is known for 850/1900 but if they moved
    all their towers last weekend to a new frequency "all to 850" then there's
    nothing I can do.






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  2. #2
    Jonathan Boswell
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    Re: Unlocked Samsung E-715 No Longer works with Cingular

    My unlocked E715 continues to work fine in the northern VA area...

    "Casey Bedingfield" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:VUo%[email protected]
    > I noticed this past weekend that my unlocked Samsung E-715 that I bought
    > when I was with T-Mobile starting losing connections. Now I can not pick

    up
    > a tower anywhere. The phone is unlocked and I have been using it for
    > months. I am on a family share plan and my brother has the same phone

    with
    > the exact same problem, same timing.
    >
    > Does anybody know why and what can be done.
    > My simcard works because I tried it out in a Cingular phone with no
    > problems. The problem lies with my unlocked phone which seems to locked

    out
    > again. I wonder if there was a frequency change.
    >
    > My phone is 900/1900 and Cingular is known for 850/1900 but if they

    moved
    > all their towers last weekend to a new frequency "all to 850" then

    there's
    > nothing I can do.
    >
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Casey Bedingfield
    Guest

    Re: Unlocked Samsung E-715 No Longer works with Cingular

    Well its very possible they are doing maintenence, but why would my simcard
    work in the next's guys phone perfect, but not in my phone. Nothing has
    happened to my phone. By the way I put a tmobile simcard in it and it
    worked fine, it showed cingular as the service though.. guess because phone
    is already personalized.

    "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <VUo%[email protected]>,
    > "Casey Bedingfield" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I noticed this past weekend that my unlocked Samsung E-715 that I bought
    >> when I was with T-Mobile starting losing connections. Now I can not pick
    >> up
    >> a tower anywhere. The phone is unlocked and I have been using it for
    >> months. I am on a family share plan and my brother has the same phone
    >> with
    >> the exact same problem, same timing.
    >>
    >> Does anybody know why and what can be done.
    >> My simcard works because I tried it out in a Cingular phone with no
    >> problems. The problem lies with my unlocked phone which seems to locked
    >> out
    >> again. I wonder if there was a frequency change.
    >>
    >> My phone is 900/1900 and Cingular is known for 850/1900 but if they
    >> moved
    >> all their towers last weekend to a new frequency "all to 850" then
    >> there's
    >> nothing I can do.

    >
    > You've nailed it on the head.
    >
    > Either that, or (as someone else pointed out here) they're doing
    > maintenance in your area, to be finished "whenever".
    >






  4. #4
    tom glaab
    Guest

    Re: Unlocked Samsung E-715 No Longer works with Cingular

    > By the way I put a tmobile simcard in it and it
    > worked fine, it showed cingular as the service though.. guess because phone
    > is already personalized.


    Sounds like your SIM is from a GSM-850 market and you're in a GSM-850
    market, so they won't let you roam onto the T-Mo GSM-1900 tower. Last
    week I was in a GSM-850 market and could hit T-Mo's GSM-1900 signal,
    but my local friends could not (I'm from a 1900 market).

    This presumes that T-Mo is listing the available tower as Cingular for
    some reason, such as consolidation of towers or older MNCs. Get a
    1900-only phone and see how things work for you.

    tg.




  5. #5
    Jonathan Boswell
    Guest

    Re: Unlocked Samsung E-715 No Longer works with Cingular

    "Casey Bedingfield" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > ...By the way I put a tmobile simcard in it and it
    > worked fine, it showed cingular as the service though...


    That does not make sense to me. When I put a T-mobile SIM card in my E715,
    it shows T-mobile across the top of the screen. When I put a Cingular SIM
    card in it, Cingular shows up.





  6. #6
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Unlocked Samsung E-715 No Longer works with Cingular

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.cingular - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Mon, 17 Apr 2006 13:51:32 -0400,
    "Jonathan Boswell" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"Casey Bedingfield" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> ...By the way I put a tmobile simcard in it and it
    >> worked fine, it showed cingular as the service though...

    >
    >That does not make sense to me. When I put a T-mobile SIM card in my E715,
    >it shows T-mobile across the top of the screen. When I put a Cingular SIM
    >card in it, Cingular shows up.


    That depends on both the phone and on the SIM.

    --
    Best regards, SEE THE FAQ FOR CINGULAR WIRELESS AT
    John Navas <http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cingular_Wireless_FAQ>



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