It's not possible to make voice calls

If you have problems making voice calls, there may be several causes of the problem.

We found 11 possible solutions to your problem.

Click Start the guide to see the solutions.

Solution 1 of 11: Fixed dialling is turned on
When fixed dialling is turned on, you can only call selected numbers and do emergency calls. Incoming calls aren't affected.
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Press Phone.

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Press the menu icon.

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Press Settings.

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Press More settings.

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Press the required SIM.

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Press Fixed dialling numbers.

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Press Enable FDN.

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Key in your PIN2 and press OK. The default PIN2 is 0000.

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Press Disable FDN.

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Key in your PIN2 and press OK. The default PIN2 is 0000.

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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 2 of 11: The selected network mode isn't available
There may be different network modes available depending on where you are. The network mode influences the data speeds your phone can achieve.
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Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

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Press the settings icon.

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Press Connections.

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Press Mobile networks.

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Press Network mode ‹SIM› .

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Press the required network mode.

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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 3 of 11: There's an error at the receiving end
If you have problems making a call to a specific number, the error may be at the receiving end.
Try making a call to another number.
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Solution 4 of 11: There's a temporary network problem
If there's a general problem making phone calls in a certain area, it may be due to a temporary network error.
Try making a call later or when you're in another area. Check the network status in your area for planned or unforeseen events, such as maintenance or outages which may affect your EE services.
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Solution 5 of 11: Not adequate network coverage
The network coverage may differ from area to area. In certain areas it may be so low that it's not possible to make calls.
Try making a call later when you're in an area with better network coverage. View our network coverage map .
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Solution 6 of 11: There's no credit on your prepaid phone card
If there's no credit on your prepaid phone card, you can't make calls until you've topped it up.
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Solution 7 of 11: Your number has been suspended
If your number has been suspended, you'll be notified when you try to make a call.
Call customer services on 150 (from an EE phone) or 07953 966 250 (from other phones) to have your number reactivated.
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Solution 8 of 11: Your phone is overloaded for unknown reasons
If your phone is slow or freezes, it might help to restart it.
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Press and hold On/Off.

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Simultaneously, press and hold the lower part of the Volume key until your phone restarts.

Solution 9 of 11: Flight mode is turned on
You can turn off all wireless connections so your phone can’t cause any interference with sensitive equipment in a plane or a hospital. You can use many phone functions when flight mode is turned on, but you can't send messages or make calls.
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Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

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Press the flight mode icon to turn the function on or off.

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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 10 of 11: Barring of outgoing calls is turned on
You can block certain types of calls such as incoming calls when you're abroad.
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Press Phone.

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Press the menu icon.

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Press Settings.

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Press More settings.

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Press the required SIM.

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Press Call barring.

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Press Voice call.

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Press the indicator next to the required barring type.

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Key in your barring password and press OK.

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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Solution 11 of 11: The selected network is out of range
You can set your phone to select a network automatically or you can select a network manually. If you select a network manually, your phone will lose network connection when the selected network is out of reach.
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Slide your finger downwards starting from the top of the screen.

Step 2 of 10

Press the settings icon.

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Press Connections.

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Press Mobile networks.

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Press Network operators.

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Press the required SIM.

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If you want to select a network manually, press Search networks and wait while your phone searches for networks.

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Press the required network.

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If you want to select a network automatically, press Select automatically.

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Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Unfortunately, our troubleshooting system can't solve the problem with your phone. Please go to our device repair page for more help.
We are pleased that the problem was solved.
Last updated: 19/2/2019
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