A couple of weeks ago my s3mini lost network connection and stated "emergency only" . The usual Virgin network I connect to had disappeared. A reboot brought it back and I thought it just one of those things.
Today same happened. I usually leave my phone set to GSM to get max battery life (I use very little data connection) I again rebooted but swapped the network setting to wcdma/gsm autoswitch. This worked for a while but about an hour ago it again went to emergency only. Another reboot and it is back. Is this a network fault? Or a phone/sim problem? Is a local mast down/gone??
Interestingly - my wife has exactly same phone/package/deal etc. We got on same date, setup same etc (or so we thought). But - hers shows network on bottom of home screen as EE. Mine is Virgin -with a capital V !! Should I try to connect mine to EE? If so - how exactly do I do that please? And ........... why do we seem to be on different networks anyway??!!! Thanks for any help.