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Connection keeps turning off

Hi, i already posted..but didn't see where it went. i have blackberry pearl 8130...I believe. through verizon w/ the camera. anyway, bought brand new past april. never had a problem. 2 weeks ago they replaced it w/ a refurbished one because the screen started to get distorted. every since the new connection is constantly turned says radio off in top right corner. Constantly!!! so my emails and other messages i don't get until i have to go back and keep reconnecting. besides that...i can't change the tone for text message alerts and every time i try to name a says file system error!!!! what the heck is that?? should i bring it in and switch phones..or can this be corrected? thank you in advance for your help!!!

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  • senterx3 Oct 25, 2008

    My pearl phone started the same thing last night. The radio connection keeps shutting down. I have had numeruos problems with the phone freezing up. I have to remove and reinstall the battery to get the phone working again. My opinion is that this phone is seriously poor in performance. With today's technology we should not have to suffer like this. I bet if I look deep enough I will find a "made in china" on this phone. Kind of like back in the 70's when we wouldn't buy anything "made in japan" because of the quality of the product. That would explain everything.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    i have the same prob to it turns off every 30 sec help me

  • sharonps Mar 05, 2009

    yep. I've had my phone since July and never had a problem except for the occasional memory wipe. Now today it turns off the radio connection within 30 seconds after I restore. I can't seem to get anything to work to keep it connected.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

    keeps turning off! is backberry pearl the worst phone ever invented? i hate it! and no ones came up with a viable solution to the shutting off problem. it keeps shutting off! i think its a conspericy to get people to buy new phones and after so long there manufactured to break down or keep shutting off. damn corporate greed, same reason this countrys all f'd up!


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I would take the phone back, mainly for the radio issue. I have seen that issue before and it is usually hardware related. And the fact that it is a refurbished unit probably indicates that it is hardware related.

Have them replace it noting the errors you have been experiencing.

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