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My phone told me that it takes “Emergency calls only” what does it mean, and how long will it last?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (16751points) 1 month ago

Have you ever received a similar message from your phone?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Try this website ‘Emergency calls only’
Power it off and leave it off for at least 30 seconds then power it back up is easiest.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Tropical_Willie Thanks. Resetting the phone helped.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Used the Airplane mode too !

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Tropical_Willie What is Airplane mode?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

In settings there should be a way to shut off WiFi and phone for flying in a an Airplane.

elbanditoroso's avatar

What that sometimes means is that your SIM card has gotten loose (or gone bad) is no longer identifying your phone to the cell phone network. The network sees that a phone exists, but can’t tie it to an account.

The reason it says “emergency Calls Only” is that by law, all cell phones, whether on a contract or not, have to connect to 911.

Reasons for the SIM not working:
– your contract ended and you didn’t renew
– you are late on payments and they cut you off
– the local tower for your network is down
– the SIM card got loose.

sanjaykdubey's avatar

Go for aeroplane mode it’s better.

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