Skip to comments.Cell Phone Problem/vanity
Posted on 09/02/2017 12:49:08 PM PDT by Allen In Texas Hill Country
Another break from politics. I poked around on the net but could not find a discussion of my problem.
Every once in a while my cell phone goes into a state where it will not answer calls. From the callers perspective it doesn't ring but acts like the phone is turned off. This happens not frequently but not infrequently#$%^&%^&%
I thought that if my tablet was on, that it might tell the phone, via bluetooth, to let the tablet answer the phone. So yesterday I get out of the car, come inside, put the phone on the desk beside the table and call it from the house phone. No ring at all. Turn the tablet off. Still will not answer. I get on the cell phone and go to the bluetooth screen. Tell it to look for devices and it says none. Put the phone down and call again from the house phone. This time the cell phone answered.
So thinking a bit more, When I get into the car, the cars bluetooth automatically connects to the phone for wireless operation which I like very much. But now wonder if, when I leave the car, the cell phone doesn't properly disconnect from the cars non-existent bluetooth.
I had this problem with a flip phone about a year ago, never resolved the problem, and ended up getting a better phone from a different carrier.
There are several ways to set do not disturb, night, and other modes both on the phones in with sometimes directly with your carriers, when you log in. One of those may have been set at]nd now causing you headaches. Go to store for carrier.
It is a problem in the blue tooth stack***. There is a bug. Reboot your phone when you leave your car. Problem solved.
(*** Network protocols stack up. You have to depend on other people (Companies) to provide an interface. Some programmer screwed up and isn’t clearing the connection to a lower level in the stack to allow it to reset.)
I made the mistake of using a bluetooth hands-free device. I would get home, forget to manually disconnect, and then miss calls. Now our laws are so draconian I’ve developed the habit to just leave the phone in my pocket - zero calls on the road.
My question to your question is - do you know if the bluetooth is actually shuttling the audio from your calls to the remote device? Can you get someone to sit in the vehicle and verify that it isn’t intercepting the calls whan you think you’re disconnected?
I’ve never had a cell phone problem....
I’ve never owned a cell phone...:^)
When you say reboot can I just turn it off and on or do I have to remove the battery too? What a pita%^&^*&^
Try turning off Bluetooth for a few days and see if the problem disappears (this is not a fix, just troubleshooting).
That I might try. Its off. Let a few days go by. Hmmmm hands free driving???
Brand / model?
Samsung M400. Checked that the firmware is current.
As with all cell phones I’ve ever had their software gets screwed up after a while. It then needs to be reset. You reset the phone by powering down and restarting it. That should reset the software to run properly again.
I bet you’ve already tried that but there’s my 2 cents worth.
Seriousy? With all the crap going on now, you post this?
Did you call your cell phone connection provider? I think they can reset your phone’s connection remotely and fix the problem.
A similar problem happened to a friend and this is how it got corrected. That was AT&T.
Not nice. Your daughter down a well. This old fart’s cell phone. Freepers help.
Lay down the Antifa flag. What skin is it of off your nose. To be honest, you are being a jerk.
“Every once in a while my cell phone goes into a state where it will not answer calls.”
Is it a male phone...or a female phone? If it’s a female phone, that could explain a lot.
Others here will wail when they read this but “flip phones” are junk. I suggest you join the 21st Century and switch it out for a smartphone running either iOS or Android.
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