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My phone somehow turned onto Offline Mode...my provider is Sprint, and although in some places of my house I don't get service, when I went outside it still won't go away, and I KNOW I get service outside for sure. It's never done this before, how do you get out of that mode?

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I took out the battery and inserted it back in, turned on my phone, and it was back to normal...it was very strange...

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1. Turn off your device.
2. Remove the sim, memory card and battery.
3. Wait for at least 2minutes.
4. Plug back the SIM card, memory card and battery.
5. Turn on mobile phone.
6. Check if you are still getting offline mode.
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To answer incoming roaming calls with Call Guard on:
1. Press .
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