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.
Re: just did a *228 within a day display says searching...
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!
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.