My unlocked iPhone will not receive calls. What to do?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rmpagejr, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. rmpagejr macrumors newbie

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    I unlocked my iphone yesterday using ibrickr. All of the features work, youtube, sms, internet, mail, and i can make calls. But for some reason I cannot receive them. When someone tries to call my phone is goes straight to voicemail? Anyone else have this problem? What do i do? Tmobile is my carrier.
     
  2. vega07 macrumors 65816

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    restore and try again? what method exactly did you use to unlock it? have you tried the GUI app by the dev team?
     
  3. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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  4. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    I know if you're browsing the web over edge calls usually go to voicemail.

    Could that be your problem?
     
  5. TommyTheone1984 macrumors newbie

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    Do you use a case with a magnetic flap or anything for your iphone? If so, that may be the cause... When I was using such a case, I would never be able to receive calls because it would ruin the signal but as soon as I would take it out, it would have a signal and I can make calls again... Also an error message would pop up: "Repair Needed - iPhone cannot make or receive calls...". Stop using the case and be sure to let me know what happens!
     
  6. gkarris macrumors 604

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    If you were in my shoes, you'd be rejoicing! :p

    (gets another call from someone wanting me to fix their Vista - told them to get a Mac...)
     
  7. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using a case with magnets in it for about 2 months and have had no problem whatsoever. Is this a widley publized problem because I have never heard of it before.
     
  8. ofirn76 macrumors newbie

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    how ? did you manage to solve that ?

    I have the exact same problem-please help !
     
  9. kurtj macrumors newbie

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    This worked for me...

    If you have your sim card installed and after the phone is unlocked, go to settings; phone; call forwarding. Enter your cell number as the call forwarding number. Click back to the previous screen and it will prompt you that it could not save call forwarding setting. Click dismiss. I also turned on the TTY setting and it now receives calls fine.
     
  10. junster macrumors newbie

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    My unlocked iPhone will not receive calls. What to do?

    Hi, I have the same problem, after unlocking my iphone in China. I am in Japan and use Softbank card. However, I cant receive calls even thought i can make calls.

    i followed the same steps and i was able to receive one call. after that I was not able to receive call and all calls go to the voicemail. I redo everything but it is still the same. Any suggestion?
     
  11. abbasihj macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem on 3g ver 3.0 unlocked. Im in Pakistan and I was able to resolve it by turning off the push notifications in settings-> mails

    try this, I just did that and its working fine now...lets hope it stays this way :)
     
  12. chepiubella macrumors newbie

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    cant receive phone calls or texts. go straight to voice mail.

    I have iPhone 1G unlocked and jailbreak to v3.01. it used to work fine, but now i cant receive phone calls or texts. I thought it was a Vodafone provider issue, but it is not since the sim cards works with other phone. I can make calls, send texts, emails, the rest works fine.... the only problem is when someone calls me it goes straigh to the voice mail. it works on and off. I did what you suggested here, it did not work. Any other suggestion please. Thx!

     
  13. chepiubella macrumors newbie

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    Cant receive phone calls or texts. Phone calls go straight to voice mail. please help

    How did you solve this? I have iPhone 1G unlocked and jailbreak to v3.01. it used to work fine, but now i cant receive phone calls or texts. I thought it was a Vodafone provider issue, but it is not since the sim cards works with other phone. I can make calls, send texts, emails, the rest works fine.... the only problem is when someone calls me it goes straigh to the voice mail. it works on and off. I did what you suggested here, it did not work. Any other suggestion please. Thx!

     
  14. chepiubella macrumors newbie

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    what did you do? i have the same problem. Vodafone my carrier

    what did you do? i have the same problem. Vodafone my carr

     
  15. Ericatomars macrumors regular

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  16. michaelihindan macrumors newbie

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    I cant receive calls with my unlocked iphone 3GS

    I was told to mark the number key 2ice followed by 00 then the number key and then call (this will unlock call barring) I will then receive one call. Icant receive another call afterwards. I have tried all I have seen here but cant resolve my problem. what do I do?
     
  17. affable macrumors newbie

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    had the same prob but gone my activating..

    To activate sim card enter

    *148*1*#
    it'll say

    current handset:1 or 2
    now enter the handset number with this code

    *149*1*(handset number)1/2#
    like mine was 2 so i entered
    *149*1*2#

    Good luck it worked for me...cheers:apple:
     
  18. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    Was you just join the forum to bring back this 4 years old thread? OP's phone is probably end up in garbage bin some where by now.
     

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