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Hi I recently switched over from a 4 to 5 my friend gave me.   The message screen is locked in the horizontal position to see messages, then keyboard covers bottom half of screen in verticle to type.  Can barely see either.  when i rotate the pn
hone to normal position stays like that.  sometimes if i swipe my finger the keyboard dissappears but doesnt solve problem.  Dont see anything about sms screen in controlsthnx alot

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It appears that you may have gotten a phone that does not work properly. If you hard reboot the phone by holding down the home button and power button at the same time and then turn it back on and it still does this then you will need to take it to Apple for repair. I hope this helps.  

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I can answer questions on cellular phones, the physical device, the network, contracts, billing, ordering, porting and what to look for when purchasing cell phones. I am located in the United States. I am an expert on BlackBerrys, Treos, HTC devices and iPhones as well as cellphones and aircards. I have over 15 years of experience in both the wireless and wireline world with the carriers. I have a lot of knowledge regarding the wireless providers - their services, prices and policies, both GSM AT&T and T-Mobile) and CDMA (Verizon, Sprint/Nextel). I am very familiar with the individual devices and their specifications. I can also answer questions regarding BlackBerrys, iPhones and other PDAs, both Palm-based and Windows-based. I can troubleshoot most any problem someone is having with their cellular device or with the provider.

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Over 20 years in the Telecom industry working for the carriers with individuals, small business, medium business and large corporations(Fortune 500). Also worked as a professor in Maryland for 10 years teaching telecommunications.

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Master's in Telecommunications

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Received several awards for papers that I have published over the years

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