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Posted: 01/17/21 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BobsYourUncle wrote:

free, what part of Canada are you in?

I had exactly the same problem yesterday. I am in Calgary with Telus.

I was in the middle of a call to BC and the call suddenly ended. I couldn't call back for a couple minutes, managed to get through again, finished the call and then got what you described.
Emergency Calls Only.
I rebooted the phone several times to no avail.

Then it would flip in and out of service, and I got a further message on the screen, with an alert tone every time, something about No data available or similar message. This went on and off at least a couple dozen times.

After a while it cleared up and went back to normal again.

Then a strange one, last night after dinner I noticed my battery was at 53%. Ok, normal. Phone was acting strange so I rebooted it again. When it started back up, the phone got hot and the battery plummeted to 2%. What the ??....
53 to 2% in less than 10 minutes.
By the time I made it to my charger, it hit zero and shut off.

Weird...

Mine is a Samsung S7 - Android. What's yours?

Im in Ontario service is always good,
Use Blackberry works awesome Im guesing sim card got bit lose and wasnt contacting perfectly.
Fwiw I try to keep the phone clean and dry at all times but sht hapens

For people complaining public phones cost too much to maintain is rediculous.
big Hardware stores,WM,,Canada tire,food Superstores and Gas stations all make plenty o profit to have a land line in case of emergency.

Cell phones can break easy when you drop it and then what?

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Posted: 01/17/21 08:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surprisingly in high tech country like Japan public pay phones are stil in many places,mainly bc in emergency like earthquakes one can use it for free

But then people there respect others property and would never damage or break in to steal change
https://youtu.be/EKtbvHSHAns

Same with vending machines,in emergency it dispenses drinks for free,not sure about beer Lol but soft drink and water,tea etc for sure.

https://youtu.be/HEXNj2xTzhs

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Posted: 01/19/21 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, you can buy beer from vending machines in Japan. I've even bought Ramen from one outdoor vending machine.

Public phones are still available, especially around markets and convenience stores like 7-11s in Japan

Through crime may not be as prevalent as here, it does exist especially around commercial or tourist districts.

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Posted: 01/19/21 04:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just think it's funny that the lack of phone service for a short period in a place where jumping in the car would have resolved the problem is labeled "Apocalypse"


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Posted: 01/27/21 05:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was having some problems with my Samsung phone on Verizon recently. I found that often I would have no service at all during the early morning hours. The situation appears to be improving, though. There has been no explanation as to why the service disappeared during those times (may be lack of towers at my location?). I'm still generally satisfied with Verizon, and have used them for many years.


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