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    Unable to dial out on one particular phone

    Hi,

    Picked up a siemens a56 off of ebay today. I'm finding that I can't dial out or receive calls.

    If I dial out, the call ends and I get some tones that appear to tell me that the system's busy
    If I try to dial my number, it doesn't go through.

    I put the sim into my SL55 and everything is fine.

    I'm wondering if anyone might know what the problem is?
    If it helps, my sim card is actually quite old (at least from 1999). Could there be some incompatibility?

    Not sure whether to post this into Fido or Siemens forum, so I've posted in both to help get answers from a network and/or hardware perspective.

    Thanks,
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    Did you get 3 beep?

    if so call Fido, your IMEI might be blacklisted (i.e. stolen phone)


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    99.99999% sure the person reported the phone stolen and it's been black-listed.
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    That burns me people who sell stolen items.
    Hope you can recuperate your losses, if it is a stolen phone...contact the seller and if no response...report them to ebay and give a negative feedback.

    Good luck.

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    yep im pretty sure its blacklisted. You can call CS and check. If you want you could PM me the IMEI and I'll check it at work friday night.

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    I'll go with the group, I guess the IMEI's blacklisted.
    Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but you are abusing the privilege.

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