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    Not accepting calls at this time?

    When trying to reach my sister, I hear a tone consisting of 5 different pitched noises (i've heard this w/ Cingular announcements before), and then the message "The person you are trying to reach is not accepting calls at this time. Please try your call again later. Message 20-4 UNY-4." Her husband's phone is on the same plan as hers, it's a family plan, and his is doing the same. She told us earlier today that her phone is "not working", but didn't go into detail. I did a little research and found that this is a message that comes up when service is disconnected, and I wanted to see if that's true or not. I tried a few friends with Cingular and this isn't happening to them. Thanks for your help in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekm2008
    When trying to reach my sister, I hear a tone consisting of 5 different pitched noises (i've heard this w/ Cingular announcements before), and then the message "The person you are trying to reach is not accepting calls at this time. Please try your call again later. Message 20-4 UNY-4." Her husband's phone is on the same plan as hers, it's a family plan, and his is doing the same. She told us earlier today that her phone is "not working", but didn't go into detail. I did a little research and found that this is a message that comes up when service is disconnected, and I wanted to see if that's true or not. I tried a few friends with Cingular and this isn't happening to them. Thanks for your help in advance.

    Tell your sister its time to pay her bill.

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    Yep, that'd be my guess. Usually that's a message that T-Mobile uses when they disconnect their subs, but I guess Cingular may use it as well.
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    Thanks for the info. Gonna have to call her at work tomorrow since they don't have a house phone and tell her to go pay her bill if she doesn't know why it's not working...lol

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    Maybe she has it on auto-pay, and her credit card expired last month. If she didn't update the expiration date, Cingular can't charge the card, so they'll suspend service.

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    That could be too. I'll post an explanation later when I talk to her, especially if it's something different.

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    Well, my sister just got back from vacation last week and I guess the bill came before they left and they forgot to pay it. Then they forgot all about it when they came back, so their phones got shut off yesterday. She paid it this morning and service was restored. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekm2008
    Well, my sister just got back from vacation last week and I guess the bill came before they left and they forgot to pay it. Then they forgot all about it when they came back, so their phones got shut off yesterday. She paid it this morning and service was restored. Thanks for the help.
    Well that is good to hear...now let us remember to pay cingular...the money stealing god...lol...goodness, havent they even heard of a grace period...nope

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    Cingular has messed up my friend's autopay a few times. The system 'deleted' his credit card info, really messed up and then they blamed him for not paying his bill...kinda sad. Took some time but he explained he had autopay setup and they looked at previous months and realized they screwed up. Still a pain to fix everytime though.

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