Question about Samsung SYNC SGH-A707 Cellular Phone

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Emergency calls only

I have been using this cell phone for about a month now - no problems.  Yesterday, I noticed I cannot receive or make any phone calls.  It says "Emergency calls only."  My bill is paid/account is still open (my wife's cell works fine), I just cannot make or receive any calls!  All the functions on the phone are fine too.  Any thoughts?

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    My phone just started doing the same thing this evening. I get an icon showing full reception, and I have made sure that my phone did not spontaneously enter the "Locked" mode.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2007

    i have the same problem it keeps coming up emergency calls only

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    Same problem!

  • Jfizza Nov 22, 2007

    I have been having the same problem. My phone has also been directing my phone calls straight to voicemail even when I have full reception etc

  • vivian2007 Nov 23, 2007

    i have the same problem on all 3 phones in my household. I have a signal but no service icon with a black phone and a red line on top of it. I have call cingular and they say all my phones need to be replaced, according to the test they did. :(

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    I have had the problem since I've had the phone, have to reboot. Not a good thing since inmy business I depend on the phone working (MD).

  • Anonymous Dec 13, 2007

    same problem here, and removing the battery for a few minutes is not an acceptable fix when you are dependent on you phone for business, and in my case it happens everyday!

  • Phil G Jan 24, 2008

    I've had this phone several months and have this problem often

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    Same probledm. When I try to make a call it showes emerency calls only.



    Removed battery



    Removed sim card.



    Talked to AT & T No help.

  • soxgirl501 Feb 23, 2008

    When I try to make an outgoing call, there is no dial tone. All incoming calls go to my voicemail. I can no longer send or recieve text messages as well. My phone is less than 2 months old and this just started happening out of the blue today. When i take the battery out and put it back in nothing happens. What do i do?

  • justjenrandy Feb 26, 2008

    Emergency calls only

    I cannot call out

    and sometimes I can

  • cbr600man Feb 29, 2008

    talked to at&t no help!

    removed battery and turned back on but same thing!

    took out sim and put in my wifes d807 and worked fine.

    when i bought phone and plan phone was not eligible for insurance

    but after a month of owning the phone it was eligilbe but now past my deadline to put insurance on, faught with at&t but still no help.

    talked to at&t several occasions for an hour plus and still no help and "emergency calls only" 90 percent of the time around my house and around other places. when i first got my phone i had no problem around my

    house or anywhere else.

    craig

  • patrickcompa Jun 13, 2008

    Same problems

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    When I dial a # out "Emergrncy Calls Only" pops up

  • LUKE83 Oct 23, 2008

    MY PHONE WILL NOT TAKE OR MAKE CALLS IT SAYS "EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY" WHY IS THAT AND HOW CAN I FIX IT?

  • skoobah Dec 06, 2008

    I hate this phone. The A707 is defective. I've read countless reviews of people with this problem. I'm on my second phone but it is worse than the first one that I sent back for the same reason! The only thing this phone is good for is a paperweight. AT&T should do something about this. When you call them up thought they act like they don't know what you're talking about even though they stopped selling this phone for obvious reasons. I'll have 7 bars and it still won't let me call. I just keep getting "emergency calls only" message. I tried removing the battery and the SIM, which used to work but now it's useless. I can't believe this phone is incapable of doing the main thing that it was made for, to make calls!

  • hjfath
    hjfath Jun 08, 2012

    I work at a hospital, and our shop is in the basement. I only seem to get this message there, even though I 'm getting 4 or 5 bars. If I walk outside, the message goes away. It acts like a signal problem regardless of what the bars are showing.

  • psfeelnow
    psfeelnow Oct 15, 2012

    90% old sim. Places where the sim communicate with the mobile phone.Scratch the sim at six places where it touches the phone. Over time in these areas increasing resistance and phone can not read sim. For more contact: psfeelnow@gmail.com

  • psfeelnow
    psfeelnow Oct 15, 2012

    90% old sim. Places where the sim communicate with the mobile phone.Scratch the sim at six places where it touches the phone. Over time in these areas increasing resistance and phone can not read sim. For more contact: psfeelnow@gmail.com

  • psfeelnow
    psfeelnow Oct 15, 2012

    THIS IS high-quality-mobile-sim : http://image.tradevv.com/2009/07/14/kina...

  • psfeelnow
    psfeelnow Oct 15, 2012

    See the difference http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9G... exactly at the points of contact

  • sophia shiraz Oct 15, 2012

    can you help me please

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    My phone has no service.everything was fine yesterday. When I woke up this morning my service was off. I already called customer service for help but my phone is still off. I have 7days until I need to refill my account. What is the problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    HOW TO MAKE CALLS AND RECEIVE CALLS

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    I can make calls on my pantechP8000 cell phone but I can't receive calls?

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I've received the same error on a couple of occasions. Most times the problem has been fixed just turning off and then back on. If not, turn off, remove the battery for one or two minutes then replace and turn back on.

Posted on Dec 06, 2007

  • dwimer17 Oct 25, 2010

    Net 10 phone has been working fine. Had it since May (2010), then yesterday (Oct 23) started showing 'emergency only' and I checked online. found something that said to remove the battery briefly, then put it back in and it should work. Thank you, thank you, thank you--it does!! (I have plenty of minutes and days so I couldn't understand this...now I do and know what's necessary if it happens again.)

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This is a "Flaw" in the phone design. It has nothing to do with the Sim Card. Simply rebooting the phone fixes the problem, but it will keep coming back. Go to ATT and demand a new phone make and model because they sold you a "defective phone". Since it is a defect issue, ATT must accept the phone for replacement, especially since it is a "Known Defect".

If ATT gives you problems, ask for the manager or supervisor. If they still give you a problem, then that should tell you a lot about ATT service, and it would probably then be wise to change service all together.

GOOD LUCK!

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You need a new sim card. If thats what it keeps doing. Hopefully when you got the 707 they gave you a new sim card. Make sure you get a 3g ATT simcard. This is a UMTS capable phone and only really likes to run on that card.

If you shut your phone off, it takes a second to find the towers, make sure your running that chip.

Go to an ATT corporate store and ask them for one, if your chip says cingular, 32K, 64K is white or white and red, get a new sim.

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Stupid phone =//

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Thank you. I just had this problem *in my house* so I knew I should have service. Took out the turned it off, took out battery, took out sim card, ate swiss cheese (thanks for that suggestion), and put it back together. It worked! For now.

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I had the same problem, i left my phone and the sim card in deep freezer for 5 minutes and the magic works . the emergency call only is over now.

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There's no solution! Nothing has worked for this stupid phone! Got to the people you got the phone from, slap them and demand for your money back.

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I was given a second phone by Radio Shack. Now having same problem. I seriously need my phone so I ut it away as a backup and went back to my Sony Ericsson phone. Radio Shack won't help me again so this is my solution until I can afford an iPhone or wait two years for my next opportunity to get a "free" phone.

"Daddy says nobody ever gave anything away that was worth keeping." -- John Boy Walton.

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90% old sim. Places where the sim communicate with the mobile phone.Scratch the sim at six places where it touches the phone. Over time in these areas increasing resistance and phone can not read sim. For more contact: psfeelnow@gmail.com

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

Change company if your company don't fix your phone

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

This has been happening to me since ive had the phone, and ive even had it replaced already... but it still does it. ive tried everyone's suggestions, but nothing works. and ive missed a job interview because the employer couldnt reach me in time. so att pretty much cost me a job =/

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

I've had the same thing happen a couple of times. Shut the phone off. Turn it back on. This always solved the problem for me. It needs a reboot.

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Hi, i have the same problem here, my phone is s3600i . i tried turn off and turn on still not work. i tried to remove it back cover but i can't remove it. it stuck. please help :(

Posted on Apr 12, 2010

1.Turn off phone
2.Eat some swiss cheese (it has to be swiss)
3.Turn phone back on

This should solve the problem

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

  • dianna5446 May 18, 2011

    I've been having problems with my phone too, so I said to them, "Look here. My friend from the innernets done told me that I should change company if you don't fix this here phone of mine. I can't do nothin' but make emergency calls."

    They said, "Sir, that's not a cell phone. It's a banana that you painted black. And this is a private funeral, so please leave."

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    lol

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