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I can't make calls, text message

There are times when i can't make a call at all or send a text message and if i can it's once in a blue moon. i tried my sim card on another phone and i can make calls fine but once i switch it back to the pantech duo it's crappy. what can i do? in case this aids...i've dropped my phone a total of three times from my waist which is about 3 ft from the ground. it has worked fine after all those falls until about a week ago. i just came back from a vacation and it just started acting funny. plus i currently am using a face plate for it.

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  • jdolphinx2 Sep 11, 2008

    My Pantech is the same way. When the phone is showing E on top it will work. When it goes to the 3G, which is the new updated network for AT&T it will not work. I have contacted A&T and Pantech and I ended up having to buy a prepaid phone and just put my sim card in that one.

  • Anonymous Sep 22, 2008

    i have the same problem. i had the same problem before and i got a new phone (same one) and it worked perfectly fine. i only dropped it once which was on the carpet floor. why is this happing?!

  • jacksdayjob Sep 24, 2008

    I had the same problem. AT&T simply said that this phone will no longer work on their network...which I can't understand, because sometimes (seldom) it works for a few minutes (on the edge network). The phone is about a month old and a refurb... Anyway I only dropped it once (rather launched it) across the highway, into a very large field.Very fulfilling...and from that day I haven't had one single problem from that piece of trash.

    So...don't buy anymore Pantech.

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    i loved the phone then it sed there was an error and it couldnt send a text. it really bugs me because i cant call anyone either. some1 HEEELLLPPP

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    i cant not receive or text anyone!
    its very frustrating!
    i have never dropped it.
    and now it always freezes up.

    why is this?

  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    The same thing is happening to me! Starting probably last week it very rarely will actually send a text. I checked the Message Center Number and it was right, but this is so annoying! I need to be able to rely on my phone to text at least!

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem. 90% of the time it doesn't work (voice call, sms, internet/wap). Midnight or so, I'll start receiving text messages and voicemail notification. In the morning, when I try to get it, sometimes it works (10% of the time) and most of the time it doesn't work again.


  • jbassett Oct 30, 2008

    mail, text and phone will not work when the 3G is on the top bar, it is okay with E or the G but nothing works with 3G. what is up with this problem? 

  • bcf7100 Jan 21, 2009

    What is wrong with this phone?? Text messages rarely go through on the first try and most calls I try to send out go from Dialing to Call Ended. I want to smash this phone into a million pieces. It used to work perfectly fine until around the first of this month, and it was all downhill from there.



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Any solution on this problem? I am now with same issue. This sucks as we have 2 of these phones and I am not looking forward to the day the 2nd phone acts same way. Please help with any/all solution.

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