Question about Dual Electronics CECT P168 Cellular Phone
I cannot find a way to call out, per the manual , call set-up >>all calls restrict dial all calls, except emergency calls. I cannot find this option on my phone. I go to call center >call settings>ok>sim1 call settings or advance settings> 1 black list 2 ip dial 3 background sound 4 call time display 5 call time reminder. Is there another icon that i can use to get to the settin so i can undo "all calls restrict dial all calls?
It was working for a while until yesterday.
hi mate,just follow these instructions 1. make sure to have 2 sims in phone(do not use 3g sims) 2. make sure wlan is disabled 3. enter engineer mode (type in *#3646633# 4.scroll up not down to number 10 RF test tool 5.choose gsm touch ok verify ok touch power scan 6.select band dcs 1800 press ok phone will go to test looking for DES(frequencies) wait until phone crashes or seems inactive(can take 3 to 15 min) press the end button (red one) phones with one middle button use that one phone will go off turn on phone and it will be reset to flight mode....(you can try to make call to verify,phone wil say cannot make call,not, not allowed to dial like before) go to settings and network setup,sim1 network setup,prefered mode and select gsm prefered...(phone will now change mode unlike before saying unfinnished) try the phone to make a call (should be no prob now) not finnished though .... go into settings again select restore factory settings (password 1122) wait for phone to restart...now its all done .....now you can change your tones and turn wlan on etc do not for any reason select wlan only or gsm only again...
Posted on Sep 19, 2009
This is for another similar clone marked with the "vaio" name but it might be useful to someone out there. I found that by following solution one above (thanks Mrfixit) to step 6 as
below and then following the second part of what I found
at http://chinamobiles.org/archive/index.php/t-16088.html worked for
me. I reproduce the steps below:
1. make sure to have 2 sims in phone(do not use 3g sims) 2. make sure wlan is disabled 3. enter engineer mode (type in *#3646633# 4.scroll up not down to number 10 RF test tool 5.choose gsm touch ok verify ok touch power scan 6.select band dcs 1800 press ok phone will go to test looking for DES(frequencies) wait until phone crashes or seems inactive
Connect your mobile via USB cable to a PC, DO NOT CONFIRM any connection mode at your mobile, just and ONLY connect the cable!!!
11. Press the Menu button (second from the left, the one with the seven small dots on it) until you are at the main menu with the 12 icons on the display.
12. Go to "Settings" --> "Network Setup" --> "SIM1 network setup"
13. Go to "Preferred mode" and choose "GSM preferred" or "GSM only"
14. The mobile will switch to your selection, but the message that it will stays on display. Do not press anything else, just wait for about 10 - 15 seconds.
15. Disconnect the USB cable from the phone, it will show you that it has switched to your selection.
16. Get back to main menu, switch off and restart the mobile --> DONE
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
Jdrimorin - did you ever get it fixed.
this is actually a known bug - check your Network Setup > SIM1 network setup > Preferred mode settings. You may be stuck in "WLAN only". When you select any other option the phone states "mode switching" and then "unfinished".
For some reason this prevents outgoing calls "not allowed to dial" and I have seen some mention of a software fix - not sure how to get it though.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
Here is the step by step solution I used to remove the "not allowed to dial" message and allow me to dial out again.
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
How do i have to enter engineer mode?
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
The big problem is the not allowed to dial issue which I have found the solution but if you can make emergency calls you are not stuck in wlan only mode.wlan mode wont allow any number to be dialed whatsoever.
not allowed to dial fix
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
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Posted on Sep 01, 2009
I have the same problem with my phone. But when I try to open the engineering mode *#82043036# nothing happens. When I push the dial button this massage appeares NOT ALLOWED TO DIAL.
Can you help me ??
Posted on Mar 29, 2013
Not allowed to dial ------ zoho v 709
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
It sounds like your phone is locked to a provider.
this phone should come unlocked but if your change the software or let the battery die all the way it may have locked itself again.
try http://forum.gsmhosting.com if may be easier to find an unlock solution
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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