Symptoms: No signal, phone gets drained quickly.
1. Don't panic. If you are in the middle of a conversation with someone important, make sure that you get back to them (using a relative or friend's phone since you can't use yours silly) to say sorry that your phone really can't find a signal. If that doesn't work, try saying your phone was lobat. The reason why this happens is because your phone is dedicating all of it's resources in finding a signal.
2. If after turning your phone on and off for a couple of times and changing locations while you're at it doesn't work, then you don't need to email for support. I did and the customer service guy said the same thing. Goody. He's paid for telling me what any sane customer knows how to do. He even replied late.
3. Visit one of your telcom's
branches and make sure that you bring your simcard and that huger card thingy where your sim came from.
4. Tell them, even before they get to say their piece, that you have turned it on and off and your phone gets drained in a few hours even with full charge.
Say this like as if you are limped due to being under radar. By this time the guy on the counter would have probably believed you and would ask for that huge card.
5. Breathe in and out for a few minutes until he comes back and gives you another simcard which, take note, have everything on it still (except for PUK and contact numbers), subscriptions, GCash and bearing your old number, yey! Be reminded too, that you shouldn't be charged for this (for Globe subscribers), even with the new simcard, unless it differs in other networks of course.
Photos from here: http://www.iconarchive.com/show/network-icons-by-devcom/signal-Vista-icon.html