Hero 'Emergency calls only'

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  1. nockie3

    nockie3 New Member This Topic's Starter

    Dec 31, 2009
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    I've been having signal troubles with my Hero since I had it 3 months ago. Ive been reading on here and just put it down to the antenna being in the 'chin' and the radio version Orange UK have supplied with their firmware being buggy.

    Over the past two days I have noticed that upon picking the phone up, it displays 'Emergency calls only' and will not pick up signal until rebooted. It has now done this twice. I have checked the sim card and all seems fine but i have noticed there are more gold 'prongs' on the phone that there are on the sim card. If I look carefully, the last prong on each row sits on a plastic bit of the sim card. Is this right?

    Hopefully someone can help!


  2. andy d

    andy d Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2009
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    If your phone is not getting a signal and shows emergency calls only.
    It would suggest to me that your phone cannot find an orange network but is finding another network that will allow emergency calls.

    You need to speak to orange.
  3. hero_101

    hero_101 Well-Known Member

    Dec 22, 2009
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    Nockie3, I have the same problem, I don't reboot, my windows mobile phone was better, but it also was finding it difficult to pick signals, basically poor network coverage.

    I think the transmitter turns the power down to conserve battery, so in all the Smart Phones I had, the trick was to try and initiate a call or web browsing etc, and the transmitter ramps up the power and you get signals. My old HTC touch dual was a lot better at ramping power the moment you fiddled with it, but it got very hot and used the battery at an astonishing rate.
    I notice the same with the Hero, just try making a call it will complain, and then the power would ramp up and you will get a signal.

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