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- No cellular coverage (distance from the provider’s cell tower and the load on it)
- The device is in a place that blocks cellular reception
- The device was turned on indoors, and it has not yet gained a GPS signal
- Charge the device for four hours and assure the blue LED is lit solid (not blinking)
- Take the device out in transit with you at least 1.5 miles outdoors away from the charging location. This way the device can fully connect to local towers and GPS in the area.
- If the green LED stops blinking and the app is updating, continue using the device (problem was local)
- Otherwise, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org providing as much information as possible
Multiple No Signal entries
- If this happens in a particular location, it is likely a local cell reception issue. This can appear as many “No Signal” entries splitting a specific location (e.g. School, No Signal, School, No Signal, etc.), or a “No Signal” entry every time the child is at a specific location.
- If this happens at different locations, it is likely that the SIM card in your device has inadequate coverage in your area. Contact us via chat or email us at email@example.com and we will gladly look into this for you. If an alternate SIM is required, we will send one. See: Choosing a cellular carrier
NOTE: The cellular carrier used in your device does not need to be the same as your personal cellular carrier.
Tracking during No Signal
Unfortunately, none of the cellular operators in the US provides 100% coverage. We are aware of this in AngelSense and designed our system so that there is much you can benefit from while there is no connection.
The device stores the GPS readings in its memory and once the cellular connection is re-established, it will transmit the entire GPS recording it stored. This ensures that even in cases when the cellular connectivity is lost, all of the data is saved.
Determining the device’s location:
- You can determine the device’s location before the signal was lost by accessing the entry in the schedule that precedes the “No Signal” entry.
- In some cases of “No Signal”, SMS location will still be available, as texting uses a different cellular technology. See: Location via text for more on this function
*The Voice functions cannot be used when there is no cellular reception.
No Signal after reactivation
Your account is basically starting to function again, as though you had your device sitting at home all those months, and thus you will see “No Signal” for many hours. As many hours as the time passed since you cancelled.
Please see: Getting Started