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Old 10-01-2007, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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Just interested in what would happen in this basic situation.

The phone normally knows its own cell phone number, but if it has been disabled (that is, turned off from using its previously assigned cell phone network), what does the phone display when it is turned on?
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Old 10-02-2007, 12:25 AM
 
Location: South of Denver
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what does the phone display when it is turned on?
A CDMA phone will act normal, it just won't make or receive calls. A GSM phone will ask for an active SIM. Any phone will still make a 911 call, even if the screen is blank (I found out the hard way).

BTW, a CDMA phone will still "respond" to it's old number. While it won't ring, it will reply to the cell site's request for the number stored in it's My Number file, and the cell site, potentially receiving a reply from two handests programmed w/the same number, will suspect fraud and ignore both. This is a reason to enter "123-456-7890" into an old phone so it won't confuse your active phone.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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If its a GSM thats been cancelled you can just put in another GSM to use that number in the cell. It is quite rare for phones to be physically disabled.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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BrianH, I have a Siemens A55 cell GSM phone that seems to be physically disabled. When I put my SIM card in and enter my PIN, the response is; phone disabled! SUBSET CODE What does that mean? What can I do to undisable the phone?

MielkyBob
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:56 AM
 
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Default My Sprint Phone, A Samsung M300, Operates Fine On Turn On

My Sprint Phone, A Samsung M300, Operates Fine On Turn On, USEDV CDMA WORKSHOP. how long will this go on
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Default Imie Bar

For the poster above with a GSM phone, if you are operating in a country which supports IMEI baring, it is possible that you phone has been barred. Most likely reason is the previous owner reported it stolen, and its IMEI was entered into the database of barred phones. If you are the original owner then something weird is going on, such the the IMEI has been cloned.

Check here....
Mobile Phone Barring Database Launched

or google "IMEI blocked" or the like.

Not this is NOT the same as SIM locked (to a provider)....
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Old 08-11-2008, 01:07 PM
 
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BrianH, I have a Siemens A55 cell GSM phone that seems to be physically disabled. When I put my SIM card in and enter my PIN, the response is; phone disabled! SUBSET CODE What does that mean? What can I do to undisable the phone?

MielkyBob
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