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Title:

phone will show reception then lose reception rendering it useless

Text:

I have an iphone 3gs approx. 8 months old.  One day out of the blue it had no reception.  Couldn't make a call nor receive one, couldn't send or receive texts either.  Tried a couple of manual resets with no luck.  The phone would however start randomly getting reception for short periods of time and then go back to nothing.  I have had it sitting in a drawer at work for about a month or so and my wife damaged her phone so I thought I'd give it another try.  I reset the phone back to factory settings, added her sim and restored from her last backup.  Viola, everything pulled up great and phone was working perfect.  It's been about 3 hours and now it is back doing what it was doing before.  Any ideas what to look for?  I really need to get the phone working to avoid buying another to replace my wifes.  Thanks!

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

90461

Edit by: parklandmonumentco ,

Title:

phone will show reception then lose reception rederingrendering it useless
phone will show reception then lose reception rederingrendering it useless

Text:

I have an iphone 3gs approx. 8 months old.  One day out of the blue it had no reception.  Couldn't make a call nor receive one, couldn't send or receive texts either.  Tried a couple of manual resets with no luck.  The phone would however start randomly getting reception for short periods of time and then go back to nothing.  I have had it sitting in a drawer at work for about a month or so and my wife damaged her phone so I thought I'd give it another try.  I reset the phone back to factory settings, added her sim and restored from her last backup.  Viola, everything pulled up great and phone was working perfect.  It's been about 3 hours and now it is back doing what it was doing before.  Any ideas what to look for?  I really need to get the phone working to avoid buying another to replace my wifes.  Thanks!

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open

Original post by: parklandmonumentco ,

Title:

phone will show reception then lose reception redering it useless

Text:

I have an iphone 3gs approx. 8 months old.  One day out of the blue it had no reception.  Couldn't make a call nor receive one, couldn't send or receive texts either.  Tried a couple of manual resets with no luck.  The phone would however start randomly getting reception for short periods of time and then go back to nothing.  I have had it sitting in a drawer at work for about a month or so and my wife damaged her phone so I thought I'd give it another try.  I reset the phone back to factory settings, added her sim and restored from her last backup.  Viola, everything pulled up great and phone was working perfect.  It's been about 3 hours and now it is back doing what it was doing before.  Any ideas what to look for?  I really need to get the phone working to avoid buying another to replace my wifes.  Thanks!

Device:

iPhone 3GS

Status:

open