Question about LG VX9800 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Just did a *228 within a day display says searching for service

Cannot dial out switches back and forth between normal service 1Xlllll then EVllll then EV1X.... verizon told me when i got the phone to do a *228 each month..it wouldnt be too hard to put a bug in that reprog data, everyone needs more money nowadays.My wife and i have LG VX-9800 phones and all of a sudden she is having problems too.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • CarolD Feb 19, 2009

    Mine both do the exact same thing and Verizon also said I should get a new phone. I have the new phones like the Voyager and the Storm but this is my favorite phone and I made sure I had a spare. This has to be something up with them. Keep fighting with them about it and tell them that others are having the same problem and that you like your phone. What a bunch of doodie.

  • jedi11 Feb 20, 2009

    Same exact issue. Just started happening after a programming "upgrade". No issue prior. They did something to this phone. I'll go to verizon tomorrow.

  • RicheyRich Feb 22, 2009

    thanks guys im going to print this and take this to verizon they are telling me they can ship me a rebuilt same exact model for 50 dollars but why would i do that when i can upgrade to the voyager for 30 dollars more see its all about the money not fixing the problem.

  • itsrob Mar 25, 2009

    class action suit?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I've been having the same problem. I decided to muck around in the advanced settings and see if anything would help. I seem to have found something that does.

Flip open the phone and hit the ok button to bring up the menu. Hit 0, then 000000. Once in the menu, go down to option 6, H/W Test.
In there, choose the first option. You'll get an error message. Hit ok to go back to the menu. Next, choose the second option and choose "Online" instead of "FTM". Your phone should reboot. If it doesn't, hit end and try to exit out of the menu.

After I did this, I was able to sync with the network, so I immediately programmed the phone again, rebooted, and then updated roaming as well, just in case. It seems to be working so far, but I don't know if or how long it will last.

I hope this works and I hope it helps you guys also!

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

  • Quentarez Mar 15, 2009

    If the above doesn't work, add these steps:

    After choosing the first option in H/W Test and getting the error, choose the first option again and switch to "CDMA". After that, continue with the steps outlined above.

  • Quentarez Mar 15, 2009

    After rebooting, be persistent. Every time the signal flashes back on for a brief moment, hit *228 and try to get through. I had to do it a couple dozen times, but it went through eventually.


×

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My ZTE savvy z750c lost service one day and it never came back. it switches back and forth from 1x to searching for service, how do I fix this


THEIR ARE BASICALLY TWO TYPES OF CARRIERS ON CELL TOWER CARRIER A OR CARRIER B. EITHER ONE OF THEM OR BOTH COULD BE TRANSMITTING ZTE SERVICE.. SUGGEST CALLING YOUR CELL PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER AND SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS ON YOUR PHONE. NORMALLY #611 AND HIT SEND WILL DO.
IF YOU WANT TO TEMPORARY GET A STRONGER SIGNAL US A CHEAP PAIR OF EAR BUDS OR HEAD SET. EAR BUDS ARE AROUND A DOLLAR AT MOST DOLLAR STORES.

SEVERAL MORE TRICKS FOUND JUST BY GOOGLE IT.GOOD LUCK.

Apr 13, 2015 | ZTE Cell Phones

Tip

How to boost cell signal when service is poor


If your cell signal is going down especially in an area you normally have good service in or if you never turn your phone off with cdma technology( verizon, alltel, tracfone, ...no sim card) if you dial *228 from your cell hit send like making a cal and press option 2 it will update the phones signal and roaming capability and any new updates that your phone may not received due to bad area travel or not powering the phone on and off. It usally increases by one to two bars and if you are unable to get it to go through drive into town near any verizon wireless store they all have cell towers near them and try again. this can be done any time any where there is cell service within the continental u.s. and I do it if I travel from my home to the town 30 miles away because the signal changes so dramatically between towns. just a tip if your bars are dwindling away to nowhere.

on Jun 05, 2010 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

How do i rest my phone,when i locked for got my pascode and dnt remember my number? I have a LG Cosmos 3.


To unlock the password on your LG Cosmos, you need to re-program your phone. This will default the code to the last four digits of you cell phone number.

You First need to temporarily activate the ESN (also known as MEID, HEX) off the back of your phone underneath the battery to you Verizon Wireless cell account.

You can change the ESN (Electronic Serial number) as follows:

1.) Verizonwireless.com

2.) Dialing *228 opt. 1 from the phone you want to activate, while the current activated phone is off

3.) by calling customer service to temporarily activate the phone (1-800-922-0204 or *611 from a Verizon Wireless handset not involved.

(note: most all phones, even if their locked should still be able to call 911 and the programming number (*228)

You can activate the phone for a day to an existing account just to do this if necessary.


Once you change the ESN on to a phone number and program it
Dial *228 on your phone, listen in and pick option 1 for programming.
after listening to music for about a minute or two you should hear "programming completed successfully"

Once you hear this you can hang up the call. The phone should reboot by itself.

If not power it down manually and then power it right back up.

now you should be able to unlock the phone with the last four digits of you cell phone number you chose to activate it too.

Dec 16, 2014 | LG Cell Phones

1 Answer

My blackberry curve 8520 constantly returns to the contacts screen and will not stay on the home screen. It keeps dialing numbers. What can I do?


Power you phone off remove the battery for at least a minute and power it back onIf the issue persist make sure none of the buttons appear to be stuck.

if all else fails since you probably wont be able to get to the proper menus to reset the software I would contact your service provider by the website or customer support line for the closest repair store.

May 28, 2012 | RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 Smartphone

1 Answer

Verizon LG VX5300


If you're with Verizon, you can simply dial *228, and choose option 1 when prompted. If *228 does not work, contact Verizon Wireless Customer Service from a different phone besides your cell phone at (800) 922-0204 and they can assist you with manually programming your handset.

Oct 17, 2008 | LG VX5300 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Samsung phone said needs inital programing now says searching svc


Similar issue here ..allways had service/signal here yesterday and today no service. samsung and verizon gave limited assistance. Battery goes dead quickly ,so have one comeing. like pulling teath to get free /warranty battery from verizon!

Jul 28, 2008 | Samsung SCH-a870 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

Searching SVC and no CDMA


hi! may be the mobile fell on to the water! this is also be a one of the reason! The better idea is you instal new software to your mobile! then the problem does not came!
Thanking you...........

May 24, 2008 | Samsung SCH-u740 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Resetting the clock for DLT?


I had the same problem with my env. The way i fixed mine was by dialing *228 and pressing send the dial the number 2 when it asks you to update your roaming capabilities.
Good Luck!

Mar 09, 2008 | LG CHOCOLATE VX8500 Cellular Phone

2 Answers

How The Heck!?!?!


well first if all, (correct me if i'm wrong) you cannot dial *228 because you're only supposed to use that for updating your phone AFTER you have activated it, I activated mine online. You should try that.

Dec 25, 2007 | Samsung SCH-u340 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Searching for service...........all day


make sure that it is set in 'analog a' mode... you will find this under Settings>phone settings> system settings

Sep 25, 2007 | LG VX5300 Cellular Phone

Not finding what you are looking for?
LG VX9800 Cellular Phone Logo

364 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Cell Phones Experts

Scott Fryer

Level 2 Expert

80 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1128 Answers

Jeremy Murray
Jeremy Murray

Level 2 Expert

127 Answers

Are you a LG Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...