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  1. #1
    Grendel
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    Can anyone tell me what might be going on? In the past two to three weeks,
    my phone will only keep a call going for less than a minute. Literally I
    often have only 10 seconds before it hangs up. The signal is strong
    according to the bars and the battery is fully charged. I don't know what
    else it might be. Is the phone dying? I've treated it pretty good, only
    dropped it a couple times and not at all recently so I don't think it's
    physically damaged. It is an older phone-the Samsung Uproar (M100). I can't
    even get through to Sprint customer service long enough to tell them what's
    going on. I did send an email from their website about dropping calls, and
    got a fairly generic response back that was no help at all. (I got rid of my
    home phone, so unfortunately don't have a backup way to reach them, argh!)
    Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Dropping calls


    "Grendel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Can anyone tell me what might be going on? In the past two to three weeks,
    > my phone will only keep a call going for less than a minute. Literally I
    > often have only 10 seconds before it hangs up. The signal is strong
    > according to the bars and the battery is fully charged. I don't know what
    > else it might be. Is the phone dying? I've treated it pretty good, only
    > dropped it a couple times and not at all recently so I don't think it's
    > physically damaged. It is an older phone-the Samsung Uproar (M100). I

    can't
    > even get through to Sprint customer service long enough to tell them

    what's
    > going on. I did send an email from their website about dropping calls, and
    > got a fairly generic response back that was no help at all. (I got rid of

    my
    > home phone, so unfortunately don't have a backup way to reach them, argh!)
    > Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!


    Yes, first off, you need to get the phone tested at your local SPCS store.
    Your phone could be crapping out.

    Also, before you go, check out this site and compare the current firmware &
    PRL versions loaded on your phone.
    http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9 . If
    your phone does pass the diagnostic tests, have SPCS load up the current
    versions for your phone. Ask the local SPCS store tech about the problems
    you are experiencing. Maybe a tower is being worked on ...

    If you do need a new phone, and you've had the same phone number on the same
    phone for 18 months, you can qualify for a rebate on the new phone. See
    http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/ for more details.

    Last, but not least, if you can get to a landline phone, you can call SPCS
    CS at 888-211-4727.

    Bob





  3. #3
    Grendel
    Guest

    Re: Dropping calls

    Thanks. I have narrowed it down. It is definitely the phone. I remembered
    that I had an even older phone lying around somewhere (a Samsung SCH 3500)
    so I dug it out and went on the Sprint website and changed phones back to
    that one. It works great. So knowing this, I went ahead and ordered a new
    phone from the Sprint website. Sigh. Who knew a phone that cost several
    hundred dollars would only last 2-3 years. Thanks for responding


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Grendel" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Can anyone tell me what might be going on? In the past two to three

    weeks,
    > > my phone will only keep a call going for less than a minute. Literally I
    > > often have only 10 seconds before it hangs up. The signal is strong
    > > according to the bars and the battery is fully charged. I don't know

    what
    > > else it might be. Is the phone dying? I've treated it pretty good, only
    > > dropped it a couple times and not at all recently so I don't think it's
    > > physically damaged. It is an older phone-the Samsung Uproar (M100). I

    > can't
    > > even get through to Sprint customer service long enough to tell them

    > what's
    > > going on. I did send an email from their website about dropping calls,

    and
    > > got a fairly generic response back that was no help at all. (I got rid

    of
    > my
    > > home phone, so unfortunately don't have a backup way to reach them,

    argh!)
    > > Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!

    >
    > Yes, first off, you need to get the phone tested at your local SPCS store.
    > Your phone could be crapping out.
    >
    > Also, before you go, check out this site and compare the current firmware

    &
    > PRL versions loaded on your phone.
    > http://www.sprintpcsinfo.com/modules...showpage&pid=9 .

    If
    > your phone does pass the diagnostic tests, have SPCS load up the current
    > versions for your phone. Ask the local SPCS store tech about the problems
    > you are experiencing. Maybe a tower is being worked on ...
    >
    > If you do need a new phone, and you've had the same phone number on the

    same
    > phone for 18 months, you can qualify for a rebate on the new phone. See
    > http://pcshandsetupgrade.sprint.com/ for more details.
    >
    > Last, but not least, if you can get to a landline phone, you can call SPCS
    > CS at 888-211-4727.
    >
    > Bob
    >
    >






  4. #4
    Røbert M.
    Guest

    Re: Dropping calls

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Grendel" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Thanks. I have narrowed it down. It is definitely the phone. I remembered
    > that I had an even older phone lying around somewhere (a Samsung SCH 3500)
    > so I dug it out and went on the Sprint website and changed phones back to
    > that one. It works great. So knowing this, I went ahead and ordered a new
    > phone from the Sprint website. Sigh. Who knew a phone that cost several
    > hundred dollars would only last 2-3 years.


    It's called Engineering for Prosperity. Try watching the movie "Man in
    the White Suit".

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044876/


    Hopefully you didnt lose your ability to get a mail in Rebate by not
    currently having a phone in service for 18+ months on your account.



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