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    Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

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    My 7290 is having serious problems connecting to towers. I have T-Mobile service, and as a test, I put my SIM back in my previous phone, a Motorola V330 and that works fine.

    I'm curious if people have run into this being a common issue, or any suggestions on how I can repair it.

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    Re: Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

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    My 7290 is having serious problems connecting to towers. I have T-Mobile service, and as a test, I put my SIM back in my previous phone, a Motorola V330 and that works fine.

    I'm curious if people have run into this being a common issue, or any suggestions on how I can repair it.
    It's the same with me -- ironically, one of my previous phones was a Moto V330, and none of my blackberrys have as strong a signal as the Moto. Where I live, though, it's not enough of a difference to be a problem. I'm wondering if the antenna boosters I see for sale at Ebay and other places would help? Anyone else?

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    Re: Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

    Oddly enough, it just started doing this while I'm at home, but now that I'm back in the office, it seems to be working fine again. Not that I get a great signal in here, there's a TON of interference that comes from my server room, but if I step outside, I get a good 4-5 bars. What's sad though, is my house is only 1 mile down the road.

    What perplexes me though is that this has just started happening, and I can't find any reason for it, no new construction or anything like that. Although, there is a transformer right across the street, maybe that's starting to have some issues now.

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    Re: Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

    That's funny -- we're both currently using 7290s and we both have used V330s

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    Re: Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

    Yeah, I loved my V330, but, I wanted a BB, got this one for free, and I love it, yeah it may not be the newest thing, but I don't care, it's got the functionality I want, plus it's really nice to have the QWERTY for SMS and email.

    Not to mention my memory sucks, so I've been using this to remind myself of appointments, etc. I just wish the signal wouldn't drop out on me.

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    Re: Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

    Well, I'm not finding fun information on the internet about this. Seems a lot of people are having problems with the 7290 on this. Looks like I'm going to have to replace it.

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    Re: Blackberry 7290 Radio Issues

    Has anyone tried using any of those Cell Phone Antenna Boosters? Do they work? Even marginally?

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