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Emergency use only message on cell phone

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Anonymous
September 28, 2010 5:54:08 AM

Hello,
I recently purchased an unlocked nokia 6650 cell phone from e bay
when I put my sim card in dialed my # it went straight to my voice mail. When I tried to dial out it has an "emergency use only" mess on the display
September 28, 2010 3:03:51 PM

It sounds like it could be an issue with your service provider or the SIM card. I'd give your provider a call and ensure that the phone you bought it allowed on their network.
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January 13, 2013 6:02:13 PM

I had the same issue with a used phone. An easy fix is to remove and reinstall the Sim card, at which point a message box will appear that asks if you want to stay offline. Choose "no", and you can now make calls to anyone.
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