12-10-2013 05:59 PM
Okay, here we go. Background: Me...this curve 8310 is my first ever smart phone. Never sent a text. Only have a vague understanding of what an app is, and the idea of interfacing my phone with my computer is scarey. I am strarting at ground ZERO. Please use as few acronyms as possible, as I just won't know what you're talking about. Thanks.
From the beginning: First, I'm pretty broke so I found a used absolutely pristine AT&T Blackberry curve 8310 on line, & don't want to get into a contract now because of a cross contry move soon, so I am planning to use Straighttalk wireless. I'm now w/ AT&T.
Don't know if those are good ideas, but I'm new & dumb, so let's get past that & on to the problem.
Everything about the functioning of the phone leads me to believe it saw virtually no use & especially no abuse.
I put my AT&T SIM in the phone, called AT&T and told them I wanted to get it going. They logged it in & said I should be ready to go, but the phone stays in SOS signal mode.
So we (the AT&T tech & me) begin 2 hours of diagnostics. Everything from check for water damage to resetting, rebooting & proceedures I don't understend & wherefore can't recall the specifics of. I'm sorry for that, especially if it means you don't have enough to go on. But I have ti believe that after 2 hours of it we got through all the common issues.
So, I guess why I'm here is to ask if anyone went through this & found some quirky little off the wall thing to solve it. I suppose I can't rule out a hardware flaw, but the guy I got the phone from said used successfully for only a short period & stored it. (Said he'll give me a refund, so I don't think he's pulling anything) It literally looks brand new & functions the same way, except that AT&T shows no signal except the SOS thing.
Does this just happens with phones sometimes? If I didn't give enough info, please ask, but remember, I'm really dumb about all this. I do have the desk software v126.96.36.199.
My phone says it's v188.8.131.52 (platform 184.108.40.206) I've done some phone updating that popped up on my computer
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12-11-2013 05:06 PM - edited 12-11-2013 05:07 PM
Okay, here's a follow up to my post of yesterday that no one replied to. After unlocking the phone (got the code from AT&T) it now says right under the little AT&T logo at the top center of the screen, SIM not allowed:3
I called AT&T & they said that meant it's not an AT&T phone. But it is. It says so on the phone & on the screen & shows that to be the network on the mobile network icon screen. What's going on?
Also, in the advanced options screen, there's a TCP catagory.
In it it says; APN:WAP.cingular
12-12-2013 11:29 AM
12-12-2013 09:09 PM
I don't think I've ever been part of a forum where no one has even stopped to say hi until now.
I figured out my issue anyway, so no input will be needed