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Samsung sph a740 with bell canada: can't send texts or store new numbers

Hello! i have a samsung sph a740 with bell canada. very recently, i've had two problems. the first problem: my phone has frozen then shut off when i try to send a text. specifically, i can type the message, but the phone freezes then shuts off when i hit 'next' (send). the second problem: after someone phones me from a number that's not in my phone, i can't select the number to store it in my contacts. any help/tips/suggestions are appreciated. thanks.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    can't send texts or store new numbers problem

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    same problem

  • bellascotch Feb 05, 2009

    thanks! i actually ended up getting a new phone because i couldn't figure it out and was worried i would end up with a non-functioning phone. appreciate the help!


  • bellascotch Feb 05, 2009

    thanks! i actually ended up getting a new phone because i couldn't figure it out and was worried i would end up with a non-functioning phone. appreciate the help!


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I had the same problem when I went to send a text. Phone would lock then power cycle. Did manage to fix it though. In the menu go to settings, then security. It will ask you for your security code. If you know it put it in if you don't know it should be the last four digits of your phone # or possibly 0000. once in go to reset phone navigate to yes twice and it should reset after a minute and power cycle. You will not lose your contacts, pictures or schedules. You will have to reprogram your personal settings. like display and ringers.

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