Ask Us! SOS Is Indicated

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BlackBerry SOSGeorge asked us,

For some reason my BlackBerry is now showing ‘SOS’ where the reception bar indicators use to show. No emails are received and I can’t place any calls.

The SOS indicates that you can only place emergency calls. Usually this means that you have a bad SIM card in your device, either one that has been corrupted or one from another carrier that is not compatible with your BlackBerry. You will either need to replace the SIM with a SIM from the carrier of your handheld or get your BlackBerry unlock. This feature is actually something that the carriers don’t really advertise. Where you are able to place emergency calls to 911, even if you don’t have a carrier account, just need a working cell phone.

  • Helppppp

    AHHH I NEED HELPP!
    ive tried everythiing that i can , did a whip and tried turning it on and off, a buncha stuff.. nothing will work !
    i unlocked it , and it will flash to service.. and sometimes ill get like one text.. so the nlocking workked/
    but than it goes right to SOS and wont changeee ..
    im getting so frusterated someone pleasse  help!

  • ACEBRAR

    THANKS THIS WORKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERYONE MUST TRY THIS…DONT THINK THIS IS NONSENSE….IT REALLY WORKED FOR ME, I WAS LOOKING FOR 6 HOURS FOR A SOLUTION….IF I ONLY TRIED THIS BEFORE!!!

  • Richardmedina91

    hey thank

  • Theodore_estrada

    this worked for me, thanks! :)

  • Jsandri9104

    Fantastic. it worked like a charm.

  • Donnacowie35

    i cant get rid of sos on my phone cana phone out or do anythg

  • avi

    thank you so much you are amazing – even though you wrote this two years ago you helped a stranger use his phone :)

  • Alo1014

    Thank you so much for this information, it worked like a charm :)

  • superstar

    my blackberry has been on SOS for just over 48 hours, i went to the vodafone shop and they replaced my sim card but after a few hours it went back onto SOS. i went to manage connections and i couldn’t find anything at all to do with global settings. i have tried switching the device on and off but still no luck. does anybody have any ideas as to what i should do?

  • Olisa ifeanyi

    My phone does not show network technology, how should I get it

  • Kurtcaesar

    how to unlock a bell blackberry curve 9300  says ”sos”

  • arelenasia

    my bb 9000 had been sos…
    i try 4 many times to solve the problm..but its not work…
    can any body help me??? pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaseeee :(

  • Purin3131

    I’m using the bold 9000 and it had the “SOS” icon this morning. I took off the battery, then placed a small piece of paper in between the SIM card and the small metal plate, IT WORKED!! My mobile phone is back to normal! For ANY of you guys have this crappy problems, i say “TRY IT, IT WORKS!!”

  • Teezee

    FUCK YOUR MOTHER Nighttrainowens                     

  • Teezee

    FUCK YOUR MOTHER Nighttrainowens                     

  • Agbontal

    My blackberry is unlock, and the sim card is new, I have tryed different sim card, but still dontwork, but when I turon on the phone it comes on than after one min it goes to SOS please what can i do

  • DEVLIN GONDWE

    My bLACKBERRY DISPLAYS SOS ON THE NETWORK ANTENA

  • DEVLIN GONDWE

    My bLACKBERRY DISPLAYS SOS ON THE NETWORK ANTENA