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Samsung A860 not making sounds for new message

About 2 months ago my Samsung A860 stopped ringing when a text arrives.
The 2 minute reminder still beeps, as does the ringer for phone calls.
Odd thing is the wife's A860 also quit, about a couple weeks later.

I've tried a few different tones, (all on-board ones, not downloaded)
I've tried vibrate only.
I've tried clearing all stored messages (In/out/draft)

Saw someone else with same problem http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=879052

Help :-) I don't really want to buy a new phone right now...

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  • smallfrey27 Nov 10, 2008

    My phone stopped making noice when I got texts, only the two short beeps would come later. Then the screen started going funny and now when i try to turn it on, I just get a blank blue screen, I can't see my background, writing, nothing!

  • bigone726 Mar 04, 2009

    I have the same problem but get this we live in Saskatchewan Canada and we went to Alberta for the weekend the neighboring province while there my phone rang for every text the whole weekend.We got home and back to silence,phoned our provider they have no idea.Wish someone could tell me what to do with this peice of ---- I guess time to look at a new phone.

  • JohnAlexan Nov 09, 2010

    I finally got Sasktel to admit that it's their problem,
    Apparently these, and a half dozen other models use a non-standard channel to send the SMS messages on.
    When Sasktel performed an upgrade it caused these phones to stop working.
    There is no fix planned.

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Same thing happened to me! My phone screen just turned blue now, and I can't see anything anymore..just a plain blue screen. Any ideas?

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