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Cannot find network.

I bought a blackberry 7290 off of Ebay about a month ago. It was working perfectly fine. No problems what-so-ever. The other day I started going in and out of reception so I just manually kept finding a new network. Now I can't even get anything. It searches constantly and doesn't find anything. I turn it on and off and I'll have reception for a couple of minutes. Or if I have network, I make a call and after about 2 minutes I'll loose the call and won't get network again for a couple of hours. T-mobile said it might be because I was so behind on updates. So I got all the updates they recommended. And still no network. I don't have another phone to bounce back on, any suggestions?


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  • jclizzay Mar 20, 2008

    Hey I bought my 7290 on ebay too and it didnt come with any service books or web browser and idk how to get either of those. where did u get urs? SOMEBODY/ANYBODY please email me thanks.

  • babyboyakil Mar 25, 2008

    help me

  • aneet01 Mar 26, 2008

    I bought my Blackberry from and it was working fine for about 3 months. I started getting the same problem since yesterday. I am with t-mobile too. Is it something t-mobile doing to sell their services? I do not have their data connection.

  • Toxen Apr 02, 2008

    I get service in and out constantly from almost every location I'm in. I can't receive any text messages nor does all of my texts get through. I called *611 and although Rogers tried very hard, I have been unable to come up with a fix. What is going wrong???

    Frustrated Real Bad>>>>>>>>>>>

  • goerge johnson Apr 22, 2008

    did anyone figure out how to fix it?

  • TheDerek May 18, 2008

    Im also using tmobile and also had the BB 8800 for about 3 months!

    it was working fine then one day it stopped getting data services, an hour later cant find any signal whatsoever!

  • doucetan Jun 07, 2008

    mon problème est que la ligne coupe et je perds la communication avec mon interlocuteur sans raison apparente. J'aimerais savoir pourquoi? mon blackberry 7290 a toujours bien fonctionné



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Please rate this assistance - I hope it is useful.

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