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    Recently got an S8 and sometimes it shows Emergency Calls Only. Usually it will show LTE or E and work just fine, but occasionally it will switch to just plain signal bars and won't let me make calls or anything. I can go into my settings and search for and select T-Mobile as my network and that will often fix it.

    I'm thinking that this is just the phone detecting other networks like Sprint or AT&T and showing that I can call 911 or something when I don't have T-Mobile coverage. While handy, it's pretty annoying to see signal bars but not be able to do anything.

    Just wanted to confirm that this was indeed the case. I really don't think it's a hardware issue (if any issue at all) because I usually do get usable LTE or E coverage (No 3G though it seems).

    The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S8 Factory Unlocked running on Tracfone with a T-Mobile compatible SIM.
    12-13-2017 01:16 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Did you input the correct APNs? Sounds like it's dropping service.
    12-13-2017 02:06 PM
  3. M_W's Avatar
    Did you input the correct APNs? Sounds like it's dropping service.
    It automatically entered the APN when I put in the SIM.
    12-13-2017 02:50 PM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    It automatically entered the APN when I put in the SIM.
    OK. Not that then.
    12-13-2017 03:22 PM

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