08/13/2005, 09:18 AM
This might be the work of a cell phone virus, a mobile virus. It not only disabled Internet access on my phone, it also disabled one of my colleages.
At 8/11/05, 7:50am, I received an SMS text message on my PalmOne Treo 650 smartphone from “907″ with the text of “OTA OK”. Since that time, I cannot retrieve email, I cannot send email, I cannot browse on the Internet, and I cannot send SMS nor MMS messages. When I try to connect up to mobile Internet via GPRS, I did notice a different pattern in the initalization. It now says something like “Connecting to T-Mobile VPN”. It did not do that before. After some failed handshakes, the resulting error message is “Unable to Establish PPP Connection.”
I tried a soft reset, and that did not fix it. After I had sync’d up my data, I've also tried a hard reset. That didn’t work either. I’m not sure I want to do a zero-out; maybe I have to.
When I re-sync’d my backup info onto the Treo 650, it came up with this error message.
- Already exists: c:\palm\treo650\backup\ConnectionMgr50DB.PDB
Hmm, maybe that’s the virus infected file… has anyone come across similar symptoms??