Three month old LG VX 8300 functional until a trip three days ago to Canada from California. Roaming kicked in ok. All was well and working, even the camera.
Turned off the phone during dinner. Turned it on and the screen inside did not light up, but the one on the outside of the lid did. And phone worked ok.
Powered it down so the alarm would not wake everyone on vacation.
Powered it up next day and it starts with the Verizon logo, then dips to black screen and starts over. Verizon logo over and over, not red animated "V-cast screen" no full boot up.
Verizon has offered to replace but cannot retrieve photos or phone numbers if it won't boot up.
Any assistance would be good
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Re: Wont fully power up after going roaming
Sounds like a serious glitch in the phone's roaming mode. If the photos and numbers are in the internal memory, you can't get em off if the phone won't power up, no matter what you do. Have you tried the phone back in your home networks? Try taking the battery out and then putting it back in and powering it up when you're not in a roaming area.
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If you would like to be able to use basic phone functions like SMS and Calls in a different country:
Be sure you have enough credits to call and SMS while roaming.
If you're using the same SIM card to text in the US, be sure that you have enough credits for it to do so.
Turn on your roaming before you go to the US.
You can ask your local carrier how to do so. Check their site, call customer support, etc.
Check if your Galaxy S is not in Airplane Mode
Check your notification bar at the top. If you see an airplane icon there, you're in Airplane mode and you're not receiving any mobile signal at all.
If this is the case, just hold your lock button for at least 1 second and a menu will appear with the options "Silent Mode, Flight Mode, Power Off." Click "Flight Mode" and your phone should have cellular signal in no time.
Check if you're connected to a Carrier and your phone is not searching for one.
You'll know if you're connected to a network if you have a carrier's name (i.e. Verizon) on your notification drawer (you know, the thing you pull down from the top of the screen?). If not, go to Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Network Operators then choose your carrier of choice.
Buy a Prepaid SIM in the US.
This could be a last resort, but, yes, you should be able to buy a SIM card in the US for you to use. Probably you can find them in the airport.
Feel free to ask me if you have any queries! :)
The one you got from Ebay is defective. you were scammed. There is no such thing as the American Roaming Network, ARN is like a collect phone call service. You were scammed. Return the phone if you even can. sorry about that
the lg enV is a cdma phone,
the world pretty much, uses GSM phones,
Aruba is GSM, therefore no service on lg enV.
International roaming of cdma phones, means-
part of the us,
part of canada,
part of the carribbean,
part of asia,