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    Default Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Just what does it mean when your phone says "no service"?(I'm referring to a place that you always have service, and all of a sudden it goes to no service but will eventually come back later.)

    Does it mean that your phone is only connecting to one tower and that tower is down/maintenance? Or does it mean that all the towers(if more than one) are all down?(kinda hard to believe they would all be down.)

    Or is it possible some switch or some other equipment/software is down/maintenance affecting all the towers?

    Anyway, I was just curious as my Verizonicon phones went to "no service" a short time ago.

    Anyone know how to figure out how many towers you phone is accessing and how to read the decibel readings from a Motorolaicon V710 or E815?

    Thanks,

    Randall

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Wirelessly posted (MOT-8720_/00.62 UP.Browser/6.2.3.4.c.1.104 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    The code for that is ##33284. I do not know how to read the motoicon debug screen.

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCDru
    Wirelessly posted (MOT-8720_/00.62 UP.Browser/6.2.3.4.c.1.104 (GUI) MMP/2.0)

    The code for that is ##33284. I do not know how to read the motoicon debug screen.
    Once in debug mode, how do you get your phone out of it?

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by AL904a
    Once in debug mode, how do you get your phone out of it?
    Press the center menu key, then the left soft key immediately afterward. That's how I exit on my motoicon V551.
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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by nightrain5
    Just what does it mean when your phone says "no service"?(I'm referring to a place that you always have service, and all of a sudden it goes to no service but will eventually come back later.)

    Does it mean that your phone is only connecting to one tower and that tower is down/maintenance? Or does it mean that all the towers(if more than one) are all down?(kinda hard to believe they would all be down.)

    Or is it possible some switch or some other equipment/software is down/maintenance affecting all the towers?

    Anyway, I was just curious as my Verizonicon phones went to "no service" a short time ago.
    You've got the right ideas. You could travel perhaps two miles, into the next site's service area, to see if it's a single site problem, for a bottom up view.

    For a top down view, dial your cell number from another (working) phone, wired or wireless. If you get an error message, your home switch has troubles. If you get voice mail, the switch isn't connecting out to your nearby cell site.

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Thanks, I may try to call my own cell number next time this happens.

    Over at Howard forums, other's were reporting they had no service at the same time I had no service. That makes me think Verizonicon was updating something.

    Randall

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay2TheRescue
    Press the center menu key, then the left soft key immediately afterward. That's how I exit on my motoicon V551.
    That takes me out of debug mode. However, the next time I power up the phone, it starts me in debug mode again.

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Press ##DEBUG again fast and it will disable debug mode.

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    Default Re: Phone shows "no service". Explanation anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by AL904a
    That takes me out of debug mode. However, the next time I power up the phone, it starts me in debug mode again.
    It will do that until you enter the code that enabled FTS to begin with. Personally I leave mine active all the time so I can just jump into FTS at any time by pressing menu & left soft.
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