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AskJack

Dec 22, 2004, 12:02 PM
i put my phone in my pocket and when i pull it out it says no service, anyone else has this issue?
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muchdrama

Dec 22, 2004, 11:46 PM
AskJack said:
i put my phone in my pocket and when i pull it out it says no service, anyone else has this issue?
Stop wearing impenetrable lead pants.
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SPCSSB

Dec 23, 2004, 10:26 AM
AskJack said:
i put my phone in my pocket and when i pull it out it says no service, anyone else has this issue?


Try washing your pants once in a while.
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SPCSSB

Jan 3, 2005, 12:25 PM
OOOH...i know...you have a magnet in your pocket also?
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Liam20

Dec 23, 2004, 2:57 PM
I love when people ask these questions, a momentary lapse in service and they are making it into an issue. 🙄 lol... let me guess, you're in the middle of a desert or on a remote lake?
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dsmith5237

Dec 26, 2004, 6:10 PM
Does this problem persist or quickly correct itself?

If it persists after power cycling(taking battery out & putting back) then your phone has had it. This is usually due to water damage from what I have seen. Only solution at this point would be to replace the phone.
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RFEng

Dec 28, 2004, 9:49 PM
Which pocket? It makes a difference.
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homer23

Dec 28, 2004, 11:03 PM
your answer for no service is because sprint is no good ☚ī¸ you have to go to gsm because it is that way to got. so get off that old cdma network and go to the gsm network 🙂
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stevelvl

Dec 29, 2004, 2:47 AM
old cdma network? do your home work


if gsm is so good why is the world moveing to wcdma?
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AtTheMet

Dec 29, 2004, 2:03 PM
stevelvl said:
old cdma network? do your home work


if gsm is so good why is the world moveing to wcdma?


If you would do your research you would know that W-CDMA is a GSM based technology. W-CDMA is the air interface. Just because the name is similar, please do not assume.
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stevelvl

Dec 30, 2004, 2:00 AM
ok i will try and make this simple so you can understand this. with gsm your call is designated to one specific channel and is the only call on that channel.

cdma stands for code division multiple access. what that means is that your call is broken up into several packets so that more then one call can fit on a channel. in fact it is about 5 calls to any one channel.

wcdma wideband code division multiple access is an entirely new protocol overlaid over a gsm network. it utilizes more spectrum bust still uses the code division to break up the call and put multiple calls on the same channel.

wcdma is only being utilized by gsm carriers. the reason is simple gsm is an out dated technology. it has very limited call capacity. so gsm c...
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jdgibbsy

Dec 31, 2004, 10:12 PM
ok responding to the original question, I have a samsung a 680 and i use sprint... somtimes randomly it will not let me dial out or recieve calls. I get a message that says no service is available. It seemed like a problem with the network but when I turned the phone off it would not come back on. I removed and reinstalled the battery and it corrected the problem. this has occured twice. both times removing and reinstalling the battery solved the problem. anyway you might want to try this simple fix the next time it happens... good luck
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stevelvl

Jan 1, 2005, 2:58 AM
jdgibbsy i bet you have downloaded ringers or stuff like that from a non sprint website. perhaps 3gforfree? i have seen several cases of this in fact usually about 3 a day and it usualy is a samsung. the phone locks up or randomly shuts off or some strange thing like that. deleate all the non sprintpcs down loads and that very well could fix your issue.

but i could be compleately wrong and you may not have any nonsprint downloads
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coco670

Jan 10, 2005, 11:44 AM
Thank you for that very acurate insight 😕 stevelvl!! Being in the retail field for Sprint myself and even having seen my own bropther do this, I can't warn people enough about those outside content downloads. I recently had a customer come in that had just replaced a damaged Sanyo 8200 through insurance. Imediately after activating the new one, he downloaded a few ringers from 3GforFree.com and suddenly his ready link would dial out properly. Instead of dialing the actual number saved in his contact list, it would dial something like 000-000-3712. Once I erased those downloads and reset the ready link, everything worked fine - lucky for him. People, please be mindful that you are downloading God knows what from God knows who!!! 😕
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SPCSVZWJeff

Jan 10, 2005, 11:58 AM
Yes and while we are at it let's upgrade our computers to that hot 80486 dx66 with an ultra fast 14.4kbps modem. How about if we upgrade from that rotten indoor plumbing to an ultra cool outhouse. It would be a marked improvement.
When will you GSM fans get it. GSM had its day and its day is over. It was the best network in the world until 1995-96 when CDMA was rolled out. GSM is going to die in favor of another technology. In Asia CDMA is replacing GSM in many countries and WCDMA is replacing it in others. The Koreans are sending 5mp pictures over their 1XEVDO network. While DoComo is busy replacing all of its WCDMA handsets because of incompatibilities on the network.
Keep your head in the sand or get an education on how things work. The...
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stevelvl

Jan 10, 2005, 11:24 PM
SPCSVZWJeff said:
Yes and while we are at it let's upgrade our computers to that hot 80486 dx66 with an ultra fast 14.4kbps modem. How about if we upgrade from that rotten indoor plumbing to an ultra cool outhouse. It would be a marked improvement.
When will you GSM fans get it. GSM had its day and its day is over. It was the best network in the world until 1995-96 when CDMA was rolled out. GSM is going to die in favor of another technology. In Asia CDMA is replacing GSM in many countries and WCDMA is replacing it in others. The Koreans are sending 5mp pictures over their 1XEVDO network. While DoComo is busy replacing all of its WCDMA handsets because of incompatibilities on the network.
Keep your head in the sand or ge
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SPCSVZWJeff

Jan 11, 2005, 5:14 PM
If CDMA was fully developed and implemented when the majority of the world was implementing wireless systems then I believe there would be a much larger international base of CDMA networks. GSM was the only real game in town so there was no choice for these countries.
If GSM is so great then why are the GSM carriers going to UMTS?
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speck

Jan 11, 2005, 5:17 PM
WCDMA is not CDMA. Get that cleared. Secondly, they are not doing away with GSM. GSM and WCDMA work with each other. WCDMA is the 3G to GSM.
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SPCSVZWJeff

Jan 11, 2005, 5:43 PM
Duh.
WCDMA does have a CDMA air interface but a GSM data layer.
It's the best Ericsson could do under their tight governmental constraints.
So far WCDMA has been more hype than actual performance. Real world experience has been below estimates of performance. People talk about HSPDA producing 11mbps speeds but in real world tests on a busy network it is much, much slower. Much like EVDO being hyped at 2.4mbps and performing around 1.5mbps.
I don't believe that CDMA or WCDMA will be the eventual technology.
There are things in progress right now that are well beyond both.
They will probably only affect the US and Asian markets because of the EU's insistance of a home grown technology.
WCDMA will only be the equivalent in performa...
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speck

Jan 11, 2005, 5:48 PM
Never said one was the dominant... Your post seemed to imply that CDMA was better because GSM carriers chose WCDMA as the 3G...

That's what I was commenting to... The performance of UMTS/HSDPA is hyped up because of real-life results in International markets and the possibilities...

I am definitely looking forward to UMTS/HSDPA... As i've posted previously though I also want to try EV-DO... whichever side you're own though... The 3G pace is good for us all.
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SPCSVZWJeff

Jan 11, 2005, 9:04 PM
The results from some of the markets has been a bit disappointing for UMTS. It has not performed up to the claims that were stated prior to implementation of the technology.
As with any spread spectrum technology the real world is a tough place due to the fact that there are many players using the same bandwidth in bursts. (CDMA and WCDMA are "bursty" technologies which is okay because data is bursty by nature) GSM gives more consistent speeds due to its fixed allocation of spectrum but those speeds are limited. So while many are touting the 11mbps(which by the way outruns many internet server connections) it is just not going to happen unless you happen to be fortunate to be the only user on the network.
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speck

Jan 12, 2005, 10:17 PM
The results have been dissapointing? You've got to be joking... Cingular is having incredible results testing UMTS/HSDPA... WCDMA is impressive in Japan and European markets current running it... WCDMA does not keep data and voice intertwined... it will seperate Data users and combine them and seperate voice users and combine them as to use the spectrum efficiently... Though I don't doubt that the more people start using 3G the FCC will have to surrender more spectrum... We are nowhere near that time.

Honestly... Are you just taking what you know about CDMA and assuming that's how WCDMA works... or have you actually read up on it?

http://www.gsmworld.com »

Go to 3GSM and read everything you can about WCDMA... Understand what it is, h...
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SPCSVZWJeff

Jan 13, 2005, 2:35 PM
No Doubt WCDMA performs very well. But it has not yet performed according to the estimates before it was implemented anywhere.
It seems that DoCoMo has had signifigant problems with it. They have been able to rectify those. If you only have 70MHZ of spectrum and usage ramps up as it has on the CDMA networks in Korea and the UMTS network in Japan there will be serious bandwidth problems.
Problem # 1 in the USA seems to be to convince the consuming public that there is more available on the networks besides just voice. American consumers are very hesitant to do much beyond voice and text messaging.
Sprint leads the way in internet usage and even they are not able to convince as many as they would like to use 3G services. This is why the ...
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BluetoOrange22

Dec 29, 2004, 12:33 AM
Your problem is very easy to point out: S-P-R-I-N-T. Very easy to fix too: C-I-N-G-U-L-A-R.
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ricotatl

Jan 1, 2005, 12:39 PM
Are you envious of Sprint or just in this forum to be childish? Take your ass back to the cingular forum idiot!
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soxfan1918

Jan 1, 2005, 3:31 PM
I really don't understand why BluetoOrange22 enters this forum at all. He/she is clearly immature and has little else to do. I'm sure in some parts of the country Cingular is incredible, and likely the best carrier in that area. But I know for sure that I am much much happier in northern New England with Sprint than I would be with Cingular. There is NO carrier that is perfect. Every carrier has certain strengths, and every carrier has certain weaknesses. If BtO thinks Cingular is the answer to every problem he is either naive or an idiot. I'm leaning towards the latter.
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ricotatl

Jan 2, 2005, 3:21 PM
This has nothing to do with phones, just want to say way to go Red Sox! sorry jsut had to say that.
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uridiot

Jan 3, 2005, 2:46 PM
If you knew anything about wireless you would know that when the body touches the antenna it looses a few DBs. Aslo when a wireless signal is blocked by something such as a thick head or butt it also looses a liitle bit of the signal.
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speck

Jan 3, 2005, 3:14 PM
uridiot said:
... when the body touches the antenna it looses a few DBs...


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I couldn't resist...
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r3999

Jan 15, 2005, 7:47 AM
AskJack said:
i put my phone in my pocket and when i pull it out it says no service, anyone else has this issue?
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r3999

Jan 15, 2005, 7:48 AM
Get a new pocket or a new pair of pants
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