Sometimes can't make calls on Orange.


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  1. croyde

    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Lately I can be outside in Central London with 4 or more bars showing on my HTC Desire but can't make or receive any calls.

    This happened in the Putney area last week and yesterday I was in Camden so I thought it must be a network problem until my mate with an Orange iPhone sat next to me and starting making calls with no problem.

    Anyone else finding this?

    The phone says its dialing on the display but seconds later it says call ended. I do try various different numbers just to check but get the same results.

    Cheers.
     

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  2. kimando

    kimando New Member

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    Yeah exactly this happens to me aswell, quite rarely but it sure is annoying. I'm on the Three network in Stockholm Sweden. It's always fixed by switching data traffic first on and then off. However I think it's a carrier-phone-ping-thing because I had the same issue with my old iPhone from time to time.
     
  3. Longfellow78

    Longfellow78 Well-Known Member

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    You may have the same problem as about amillion other people. also got problems with 3g internet? texts not sending? check out lots of threads on here about those problems. should be fixed with a firmware update, problem is particularly common on Orange.
     
  4. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

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    This happens to me sometimes, usually when the person I'm trying to phone is engaged.
     
  5. croyde

    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I got through to Orange faults which is always dealt with by polite people in a far off country who never seem to understand thus fix the problem.

    I was told to try manually dialing the number instead of using the phone book or to go into settings and switching the phone to GSM only when I have the problem again.

    Great.
     
  6. rasobey

    rasobey Well-Known Member

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    "manually dialling the number instead of using the phone book.."

    Got to to be the most useless thing to try that's ever come out of a CSR's mouth!

    I was told to use 2G only (as my data seems to work consistently when on 2G) and if I want to use the internet switch it back to 3G. Brilliant.
     
  7. tef89

    tef89 Well-Known Member

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    I've had the failed sms / calls straight to answerphone issue and the 'select GSM only' option fixed the problem ... not really a solution for a phone like the desire.
     
  8. croyde

    croyde Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, it does take the urine when the phone company are basically suggesting that to avoid problems and keep within their low data allowances you have to take a very smart phone and turn it into something resembling a late 90s Nokia.
     
  9. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    I am also on orange but so far have experienced none of those problems, even when i had the orange rom on there.
     

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