| | 07-31-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Author #1
8520: Initialization Failed
Sometime this afternoon or evening (between 1pm and 8pm) my phone went from recognizing the network (TMo) to "initialization failed". I did not reset the phone in between, and it had been working fine for months (since the last time I reset it) prior.
I've read other threads where people had this problem with RIM Curves, so I thought I would try wedging a piece of paper above the SIM card (as I had seen suggested in other threads). This did not work at all, I wasn't able to even get a piece of paper in there with the SIM card in.
I have rebooted twice now, each time I have pulled the SIM and re-seated it but it made no difference, I'm still seeing "initialization failed" at the top, and SOS in the top right.
TMobile is an awful, terrible, lousy, (words I shouldn't use in polite company) network where I live. Their coverage is an insult to swiss cheese, and the map on their website is an insult to dishonesty. So yes, I see SOS a lot - usually right after the (words I shouldn't use in polite company) network drops my calls. However this is the first time I have ever seen "initialization failed".
Is there anything else worth trying? I will be in town tomorrow, in an area where I do get reliable signal, so I will be able to tell if it is just that our shady signal has finally gone away completely.