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#28385 27-Nov-2008 20:05
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So i'm down at the park where there's no cellphone coverage.... all my phone says is "Emergency Only".

Never really thought much of it until today...

If there's no cell phone coverage, how could i possibly make an emergency call? Does the phone use a stronger signil to make emergency calls or something? If so, why doesn't it just use that stronger signil all the time???

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  #180754 27-Nov-2008 20:14
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One possibility is that you don't have coverage from your home network (most likely voda) but your cellphone is able to pick up coverage from another provider. They'd only allow emergency calls on it as your home network doesn't have a roaming agreement with the network that you're connected to.

Make sure you check your cellphones network settings, it should give you more information.




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  #180757 27-Nov-2008 20:15
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WHat other network could i connect to other than Vodafone? Telecom don't have a GPRS network.


 
 
 
 


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  #180760 27-Nov-2008 20:26
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NZ Communications?




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  #180768 27-Nov-2008 21:06
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Also the standard international emergency number is: 112
Most phones will attempt this number regardless of whether the phone is locked, has a SIM or is on it's home network.




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  #180773 27-Nov-2008 21:21
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What park?

What type of handset?

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  #180776 27-Nov-2008 21:43
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I had the same thing out in Bombay when one of the vodafone cell sites went down, I did query Vodafone about it and was informed it was not thr equipment but most likely the new Telecom network - I think most phones go into search mode when they can't find the default provider.

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