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Samsung phone said needs inital programing now says searching svc

Phone died. two days later i charged it then turned it on. after turning it on everything (contacts messages picture etc) were deleted. talked to techs and they did whatever but nothing worked and now it says searching svc and it wont dial *228 or anything!

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  • Jake Aug 05, 2008

    Phone worked fine until I updated the roaming. First I got Intital Programming needed. Talked to Tech support and manually programmed it, not it comes up with "Searching SVC". I can't use *228 or anything. Anyone know how to flash it. Thats what I was told it needed.

  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    i have the same problem

  • firedragon12 Feb 04, 2009

    i have the same problem too is there anyway how i can fix this cause now it is saying searching svc and i had 4 bars yesturday

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    Yet another victim here. I turned this phone off about 9 months ago and it worked fine and dandy. I went to turn it on the other day and it says the initial programing is needed so I called and we manually programmed it to get ride of that which worked however I as well can't dial *228 because it says I have no service. I am in an area where I always get good service to so I know that's not the issue.

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Similar issue here ..allways had service/signal here yesterday and today no service. samsung and verizon gave limited assistance. Battery goes dead quickly ,so have one comeing. like pulling teath to get free /warranty battery from verizon!

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