On Jun 29, 6:22 pm, RichardC <lyndhurs...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Does anyone else on here use aGlobalstarsatellite phone with a UK
> Vodafone SIM card? I don't seem to be able to get my Ericsson R290 to
> work anymore - I just get a "No network found" message in satellite
> mode. GSM mode is working fine. Has the roaming agreement ended or
> could it be a fault with my phone? Vodafone customer services aren't
> much use - they were unaware of this facility when I contacted them.
> Could somebody give their phone a try to see if it still works? Thanks
> in advance.
I'm answering my own question here, but the information might be
useful to others. After buying another R290, thinking that it was a
fault with the phone, I find that the problem still persists.
Apparently Globalstar are having problems with their satellites
breaking down and the service is degraded.
I hope that the problem is sorted out soon as my emergency phone won't
be much use in an emergency if I can't get a signal.