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If you can't make calls with your ATT cell phone...

If your ATT phone all of a sudden won't allow you to make or receive calls, says "emergency calls only" or something similar, there is an "old school" method that will more than likely fix it:
All you have to do, is turn your phone off, let everything power all the way down, and then turn your phone back on. This forces any updates to come through and the majority of the time, will allow your phone to begin working normally again.
It's not mentioned very often, but it's recommended that you turn your phones off at least once a week to keep everything updated. Try this remedy first before you call customer care or come to a store.

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1 Pay off your phone bill. Some cell phone companies allow your phone to only reach emergency services if you have oustanding charges. Pay your cell phone bill, or add money to your prepaid account, to prevent your phone from just making emergency calls.

2 Cancel your emergency plan. Cell phone companies provide this feature free, especially to those who are 50 years or older. If you do not need the plan, then cancel it to prevent making accidental emergency calls.

3 Stay within your roaming area. If you travel out of your area, some cell phones and providers (e.g., BlackBerry, iPhone and AT&T) will only allow you to make emergency, or 911, calls.

4 Click "OK" and "Contacts." Navigate to "Emergency Contacts," or a selection with similar wording. Select "Disable." This prevents you from making accidental calls to 911.

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