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Wannabe Geek


# 42766 9-Oct-2009 22:04
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Hi looking for some help please.

Have had my iphone 3gs for 2 months now - has been working fine.  However just tonight, at home (reception is all good here) the reception bar said "No Serivce" However when i go into settings it finds both the vodafone and telecom networks, and there is a tick by the vodafone network option.  Yet it still says no service up the top left hand corner...

Rang vodafone, they refreshed and it worked again, then 5 minutes later - no service.  Have taken the sim out and it works in another older phone.  A telecom simcard works well in the iphone too, but my vodafone sim card doesnt work in my iphone...

I have turned it off and on (several times), have reset the networks under settings.  Reception comes in for a bit, but then it goes to "searching" then it says no service again.

Im stuck - and frustrated!.

Anyone had similar problems - any tips or advice please???

Cheers

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  # 262910 9-Oct-2009 22:08
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Yes sounds like a network / cellsite issue remember there is a storm going over some parts of NZ I would say its not a phone fault

This bit gets me " Rang Vodafone they refreshed " What does this mean refreshed what? Never seen a refresh button

advice do not lose sleep over it sites go off air from time to time

John



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Wannabe Geek


  # 262914 9-Oct-2009 22:12
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Thanks John

Yeah I rang vodafone and they said, "turn off your phone and I will refresh your connection", or something to that effect.

The sim card works very well in another phone. But I will take your advice and wait until tomorrow, see if things are better then. I hope it aint my iphone - would be an arse if I had to send it away.

Cheers again.

 
 
 
 


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  # 262915 9-Oct-2009 22:14
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So the same SIM in another Vodafone 3G handset works fine where you are now?

John

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  # 262916 9-Oct-2009 22:15
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Worked for Vodafone NZ almost 10 years must find big red refresh button that fixes everything

John



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Wannabe Geek


  # 262918 9-Oct-2009 22:16
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Hmm its not a 3g handset, its an older style nokia phone I found in a draw at home. Currently in rotorua city centre

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  # 262919 9-Oct-2009 22:29
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stumchale: Hmm its not a 3g handset, its an older style nokia phone I found in a draw at home. Currently in rotorua city centre


Lock the iphone to 2G (GSM) only what happens?

John



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  # 262922 9-Oct-2009 22:36
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hmmm not sure how I do that? am searching the net to see how to do it...

 
 
 
 


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  # 262927 9-Oct-2009 22:49
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Network settings



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  # 262930 9-Oct-2009 22:53
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cheers john will give that a try for a bit - seems to be doing the job at the moment, how long will i have to leave that off for do you reckon?

In the meantime - ill just be happy on 2g

Cheers again for you help - very prompt!

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  # 262931 9-Oct-2009 22:55
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Just turn 3G back on tomorrow sometime



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  # 262933 9-Oct-2009 22:58
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Yeah it definitely is that - just turned it on again and the signal dropped right back, is working much better on 2g - will switch back tmrw.

Good work dude!

S

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  # 262941 10-Oct-2009 00:21
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johnr: Worked for Vodafone NZ almost 10 years must find big red refresh button that fixes everything

John


it's obviously neither big nor red! bet they hid that from the oldies!
(sorry just couldnt resist!)




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