On Tue, 22 Nov 2011 07:17:16 -0700, Todd Allcock wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Nov 2011 23:48:05 -0500, tlvp <mPiOsUcB.EtLlLvEp@att.net>
>> Verizon-branded Moto Q9m, not currently in service, keeps throwing
> up a
>>: Connection Error
>>: Login error. Ensure you have the correct
>>: login information and try again.
>> screen, with just an [OK] function for the left soft key.
>> What's apt to be causing that? Is something trying to phone home?
>> What? And will it keep on doing that once I activate it on Page
>> (I sure hope not!)
>> TIA; and cheers, -- tlvp
>> Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.
> Typically, it's trying to fetch email or synchronize PIM data
> (contacts, calendar) over the air. My guess is that the last owner's
> data, apps, (or at least his connection settings) are still on it.
> A "hard reset" (removing all data with the "clear storage" function
> in the settings) will probably s top it from trying to connect.
> This is another example of why pay per use data or small data plans
> are so dangerous for smartphone owners. Because your phone isn't
> activated its giving you warnings and errors. If it was active, it'd
> just be happily siphoning data from your plan without saying
Thanks, Todd, I'm ready to bet you've hit the nail squarely on the head.
'Twas one of the reasons I thought to leave this phone lie fallow and
not-yet-activated for a while -- learn its habits and predilections, and
whether its battery is near end of life yet or not (recharge required
every 18 hours sounds like pretty near end-of-life tome :-) ).
I thought I turned off everything I could find in the way of periodic
checking-in events. Must have missed something that only the "hard reset"
you advocate will clear. That's my next step, I guess ... .
Thnx again; cheers, -- tlvp
Avant de repondre, jeter la poubelle, SVP.