Question about Samsung SGH-L700 Cell Phone

2 Answers

No network only emergency call - Samsung SGH-L700 Cell Phone

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,185 Answers

Hello there,

This means your Samsung phone cannot acquire any signal from your Sim/Network provider. Try to insert a different sim card and see if it acquires any signal. If it does not work, you might want to just reset the phone to Factory Defaults. To do this, just key in


The phone will reset and restart. If it turns off and doesnt start itself, turn it on. Then try inserting the sim card again.

Please let me know if this works so I can assist you further. Thank you for using FixYa.

Happy New Year!

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

These are the troubleshooting and resolution steps for customers who see "Emergency Calls Only" or similar messages on their wireless phones. This message normally indicates that the customer lacks a wireless service provider/account or the device/SIM is not recognized.

  1. Power-cycle the device.
    1. Power off the phone. While the SIM card is out of the device, clean the SIM card contacts by following these additional steps:
      1. Gently wipe the SIM with a soft cloth.
      2. Clean the gold contacts on the SIM card using a pencil eraser.
      3. Carefully remove all eraser residues from the SIM card.
      4. Carefully replace the SIM card back into its cavity.
      5. Check for Liquid damage; refer to Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI) Log.
      6. Once the SIM card is secure, replace the battery and back cover and power on the phone.
  2. Place an outbound call.
  3. If the test call is successful, end the call.
  4. If the test call is not successful and it is possible, test the SIM card in another known working device.
    • To ensure accurate results, the test device must be the same technology as the device in question (UMTS, GSM, etc).
    • Ensure the test device is the same type of device (smartphone to smartphone, non-smartphone to non-smartphone).
  5. If the test call is successful with the SIM in a different phone,
  6. If the test call is not successful, the SIM needs to be replaced. Or you can call at&t so they can give you a free sim card. it depends on the situation.
( i hope i answer your question )


Posted on Jan 23, 2011


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Allows emergency calls only

Is subscription paid up to date?
Check that your Sim Card is in place?
Get a hold of your provider.
Another person suggests:You might be set on the wrong network type. In my area O2 doesn't have a 3G (CDMA) mask so my galaxy S3 automatically switches to a network that does for "Emergency Calls" - which means your on another providers network just you can only make emergency calls.
What I have to do is force my galaxy S3 into GSM (2G) networks. So then it will connect to O2 mask and I can text/phone as normal.
Go to Settings, More Settings, Mobile Networks > Network Mode. Click GSM. See if that helps. If it does then go to "GSM/WCDMA Auto"
If not then you may not have any of your providers network masks nearby (go to another location to check this). Or the provider is having problems (check their website status page). I don't think a factory settings would help
Galaxy S3 stuck in emergency calls only mode techsupport

May 12, 2015 | Samsung Cell Phones

1 Answer

Samsung galaxy note 10.1 edition make emergency calls

Your sim card or network is not recognised or detected. Make sure that you can see your network displayed on your tablet. If no sim card or network is detected by your phone or tablet, you can only make emergency calls

Apr 24, 2014 | Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Tablet - 2014...

1 Answer

Why emergency calls will work if we r having no network.?what is the reason?

In emergency situation all the available networks can be used - even if they are not your own. But you can use them to call only the emergency number.

Jul 17, 2011 | Honda S2000 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Emergency calls only

go to the network on the phone and set it manually to it's network


Dec 23, 2008 | Motorola Mobility RAZR V3

1 Answer

How to get kg800 out of emergency only mode

I bought a kg800 and it says its in emergency only mode and that the network is unavaliable, how do I fix that?

Nov 25, 2008 | LG KG800 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Emergency calls only

hello sir,
this emergency calls only is seen only when ur SIM is not activated or ur cell phone dosent catches the signal. Well it shows the signal full but thats the FAKE signal.
If ur SIM is activated try the MOBILE NETWORKS in the SETTINGS option  >  Connectivity
U will search for new networks and u will find ur NETWORK Operator

If ur SIM is invalid u wil continue receving the same message  "emergency calls only"

Jul 31, 2008 | Motorola Mobility L6 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Message Emergency call only or searching for network....

for you..
goto setting- network setting-select gsm or atomatic-
or same problem..
try to unlock your phone..

Apr 20, 2008 | LG KG800 Cellular Phone

1 Answer

Network problem

hi im using nokia6300, getting problem of EMERGENCY,
I think it may be the network problem,
however once the network is not in range, it disappearing the specifi network, and it showing "EMERGENCY",
but after cleared the network in range, it could still in EMERGENCY, So pls help me to solve this


Mar 10, 2008 | Cell Phones

1 Answer

Dailing Emergency Numbers.

You generally do need a simm card or the phone will not fire up. Emergency numbers are accessible from all networks in range whether you have credit or are connected to that network or not as part of an ongoing agreement between all network providers. Hope this helps.

A "fixya" rating would be great for my time to give you this advice. :)

Feb 02, 2008 | Cell Phones

Not finding what you are looking for?
Samsung SGH-L700 Cell Phone Logo

246 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Samsung Cell Phones Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Computer Repairing
Computer Repairing

Level 3 Expert

14641 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6918 Answers

Are you a Samsung Cell Phone Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides