Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 freeze for 7 seconds with a count down timer when I try to make a call?

Syed Amin January 24, 2013

I have Samsung Galaxy S3. Since over a month after every outgoing call I make, the phone freezes for 7 seconds with a count down timer in the bottom. It says free application download by then 7 seconds then 6 second and goes on till 0 seconds then unfreeze the screen. I am upset with this because some time in emergency you can not make call. Please help.

  1. susendeep dutta
    January 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Boot your phone into safe mode and then try to make call -


    This will make you know that whether it's a phone problem or app.

  2. ha14
    January 25, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    update firmware if available

  3. Rubis Song
    January 25, 2013 at 7:44 am

    It's look like your smart phone is being infected. Can you do a hard reset of your phone? That would be a radical solution. Just make sure you have your contact and other personnal info on a back up because doing this will restore your device to its factory state. Good luck

  4. Max
    January 24, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    It says "Free Application Download"? Sounds like malware.