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IPhone 4S suddenly no signal bars?

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  • 07-08-2013 8:34pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭


    No signal or coverage all of a sudden. Tried the sim change, turning off, and factory reset. All to no avail. The meteor logo still appears in left hand corner but no bars .
    Am I in trouble?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,147 ✭✭✭Passenger


    Can you still make a call even if there are no visible bars?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭long_b


    Did you buy it off someone or forget to pay your bill ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭muint


    Bought it off someone...... Cannot make any calls or texts. Reckon it could be blacklisted?


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,147 ✭✭✭Passenger


    Did you buy it from somebody you know? If it's on Apple's blacklisted database then there's little you can do unless the seller is willing to refund.


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭muint


    Don't know the person I bought it from. The phones Internet data is still working for me but no calls. Does this sound like blacklisted material? Could it be the antennae?
    Thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,943 ✭✭✭long_b


    Sounds very like the phone has become blacklisted I'm afraid


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,914 ✭✭✭skimpydoo


    Did you get it with the original box, headphones and charger?.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,495 ✭✭✭✭guil


    Passenger wrote: »
    Did you buy it from somebody you know? If it's on Apple's blacklisted database then there's little you can do unless the seller is willing to refund.

    There is no apple blacklist database.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,495 ✭✭✭✭guil


    skimpydoo wrote: »
    Did you get it with the original box, headphones and charger?.

    Even with all that there is literally no hope of getting the blacklist removed


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭muint


    called meteor and my phone is blacklisted.
    The joys of buying off Donedeal eh.....
    What are my options now regarding selling? Am I limited to US market?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,408 ✭✭✭naasrd


    muint wrote: »
    called meteor and my phone is blacklisted.
    The joys of buying off Donedeal eh.....
    What are my options now regarding selling? Am I limited to US market?

    Not sure, you could well be in possession of stolen property.


  • Registered Users Posts: 120 ✭✭muint


    I could be but I have it a year so I'd say the registered owner just didn't pay his bill.
    Tough luck on me.
    Thanks for all your replies anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Bessa


    My IPhone 4S has started acting up in the last 6 weeks. I have tried all of the above to get the bars up. Meteor shop tells me it's the Antenna, I have the phone since November 2010 and I bought it online from the apple shop. I have to go outside my house with the phone so as people can hear me. I feel like I am getting the run around. How long should one of these phones last before they give trouble.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,452 ✭✭✭ads20101


    muint wrote: »
    called meteor and my phone is blacklisted.
    The joys of buying off Donedeal eh.....
    What are my options now regarding selling? Am I limited to US market?

    Once you have had the kill signal I don't think the phone is usable anywhere.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,495 ✭✭✭✭guil


    ads20101 wrote: »
    Once you have had the kill signal I don't think the phone is usable anywhere.

    It will work in other countries. I've read posts here before saying it the blacklist sometimes only blocked certain networks and it would still work on others in ireland


  • Registered Users Posts: 240 ✭✭Bessa


    Anyone know why I have a bad signal with Meteor, I forgot to say on my post that Meteor chat helpline told me to replace Sim card, the guy at the Meteor shop could not understand this advice as I only moved to Meteor last November and I got a new Sim then. The new Sim last week did not solve anything.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,677 CMod ✭✭✭✭Sad Professor


    guil wrote: »
    It will work in other countries. I've read posts here before saying it the blacklist sometimes only blocked certain networks and it would still work on others in ireland

    This definitely used to be the case. I've heard conflicting reports about whether it's still true.


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