12-07-2012 12:28 AM
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12-07-2012 02:20 AM
Can some one please help, I keep getting SOS on my phone, and in a really good area,this happens a lot, phone is new and only join Vodafone in feb from coming from a different network, this is becoming to be a pain now, I can't try my sim in another phone as other people r on a differentnetwork,
12-29-2012 07:04 PM
I keep getting SOS on my phone, and in a really good area,this happens a lot
you know you are connected to the mobile phone network through antennas. The areas around those antennas are called "cells", hence the name "cellular network".
Each carrier has its own antennas, meaning at a given location, you can be in a cell for a carrier, but not for another (because that other carrier does not have an antenna nearby).
what happens when your phone displays X or SOS, means that your phone cannot connect to an antenna from your carrier.
the difference between X and SOS, is that :
I don't know how it is in the USA, but in France, the citizens have access to the exact location of every single mobile phone antenna across the country, with the carrier that owns them. So we can look at those maps before subscribing to a carrier (irrelevant in cities, since there are antennas everywhere, but crucial in the countryside).