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Wireless Switching Off

Every now and then my Pearl decides to switch off wireless communication. There doesn't appear to be any pattern to it, it just happens.
Once its switched off, I can't send or receive SMS and presumably won't receive calls.
I've tried going to the "Turn Wireless On / Off" toggle but this still seems to think Wireless is on so the only option is to turn it Off!
Usually, while I'm messing around trying to fix the problem, it comes back on, all on its own.
This is one of those nagging issues that just makes using this phone a PITA at times.
Any ideas?

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  • pmalvey May 20, 2008

    Was looking for a solution online and nice to know I'm not the only one having this problem. No rhyme or reason, just does it. Various parameters (bluetooth on/off, locked/unlocked, etc.) and hints would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    i've had the same problem. I'll be expecting a call and it wont come, so i'll check my phone and the wireless turned itself off. I took out my sim card and battery and dusted everything, and let it sit for an hour or so. After putting back in SIM and battery i havent had the problem.

  • fatfathead Mar 16, 2009

    I am having the same issue with my Blackbery Pearl 8100 on the Telus Network. I look at my phone to see the time or to check a message, only to find out that my phone has shut off the wireless connection. I have updated my Blackberry Software, and updated my roaming lists with Telus (which they claimed would work), yet I am still missing all phone calls and messages.


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I am having the same issue with BB 7190 with mike (walkie talkie) network. I have similar issues. It started off with the phone disconnecting from the network. It would take a long time to reconnect. Thereafter, the wireless would turn on/off at it own accord. I changed the phone with the service provider two times and they finally agreed that it was not the phone. They thought it was the SIM card and a new one was installed. Still the same problem. A friend gave me his own BB 7190 with mike and I have the same issue. Calling the technical support resulted in them opening a work ticket indicated a network issue. The result was not a network but a software issue. I have been out of a phone for the last month with no success from the telephone service provider ... Telus in Canada. My comment is that Telus and other carriers are turning to GPM network (international network) and they are sorting out of issues. Todate, I don't have a phone that works and so far, I am not impressed with the BB.

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