iPhone Randomly Blocking Calls

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by foxracer627, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. foxracer627 macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone will randomly (this might be caused by something, but I have yet to discover the cause) make all of my incoming calls go straight to my voicemail until I go to my voicemailbox and change the setting for it. It will also not recieve texts during this period. What could be the cause of this and how would I go about fixing this? I am on AT&T with an unlocked and jailbroken 8gb iPhone 3g currently using a Winteroard theme with firmware version 2.0.1 if that helps.
     
  2. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Are you on 3G or EDGE when this happens?

    Are you surfing the web at the time?

    Just checking, since as you know, the iPhone cannot receive a phone call (or text) while you're actively using data on an EDGE connection.
     
  3. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    Really? I've gotten calls while surfing the web, and using data in other forms while on EDGE. Unless I wasn't actively using the data at the time, although I believe I had been at one point or another while getting a call.
     
  4. patdesignsinc macrumors regular

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    If you're on AT&T, why in the world did you unlock your phone??? I had that same problem with my first gen iPhone after I performed a jailbreak. I was CONSTANTLY having calls routed straight to voicemail, even with full signal, and when the phone was not in use in any way. It was a problem with the jailbreak software I used, I believe. I recently jailbroke my 3g but haven't had any problems. I would try to restore and re-jailbreak. That may be the issue. And if you're using AT&T, don't unlock the phone, that's unnecessary.
     
  5. foxracer627 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont have the iphone data plan so I only have Wifi. Using Wifi may trigger this, but im not on it when i cant get calls. (Its kind of hard to explain but I tried)
     
  6. foxracer627 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I had to get it unlocked because it wasnt activated when i got it.
     
  7. patdesignsinc macrumors regular

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    Oh, you got it second hand. Well, in that case you got what you paid for. You probably got a phone that just doesn't work and the seller was desperate to get rid of it because of this.
     
  8. foxracer627 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The iPhone was brand new. I dont want to go into details of how I ended up with the phone but I can tell you that it wasnt exactly legittiment. I had to activate the phone to be able to use it, but because of my circumstances, I could not do this through AT&T. Therefore I paid a cellphone store to jailbreak and unlock the phone so that I could use it. This allows me to keep my current plan and not have to pay for the iPhone plan or have any contracts. Its really a confusing situation.
     

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