Issue: cannot maintain 3G/1G connection
Once I leave wifi area, 3G is not kicking in (I've had the phone since 4/29 - I know the area supports 3G).
To get 3G, I have to go Settings -> Wireless & networks... 3rd option from the bottom starts spooling up - Mobile Networks. Once it connects, I show 3G on status bar. HOWEVER, when I exit settings and go back to home screen, 3G drops.
So I go back to Wireless & networks, 3G spools up...go back to home screen and it drops >.<
Pandora & Slacker - I get 2 songs (mostly likely cached) and then silence...have to go to Wireless & networks to 'capture' 2 more songs... in the car, this is no bueno.
Enable always-on mobile data = OFF...but this is nothing new, it's been OFF since 4/29.
Phone is 3months old, this wackiness just started... makes calls fine but I ain't paying this much per month just to check voicemail.
Anybody seen this madness before? I'm open to just about any fix...up to and including chicken bones & entrails swirled in a pan and dumped on the floor.
07-14-2010 02:56 AM
Only time I have seen this issue is with Alltel towers that VZ took over. My coworker had a Motor Droid that I have been helping him learn, but he rarely gets 3G in our area. I know he needs a hybrid prl, but for some reason, VZ continues to give him the run around on getting one.
You could also do the *228 update method to see if something has changed.
Last edited by mjs31; 07-14-2010 at 03:12 AM.
Mjs31, there is a link floating around here with a do it yourself prl update for alltel
Right, that is for the Inc and he has the Moto Droid. Easy with the Inc, not so much with that phone. I already have mine in place that was automatically pushed to me via Verizon.
Originally Posted by hawkinc
i had the same problem with my phone (also picked up on 4/29) took it to the local store and they couldnt fix it either. Had to end up getting a CLNR device. ive had it two weeks and no issues thus far.
The HTC reps at Verizon store said this is a power save technique... If you place a phone call the bars rise
this may be true but on my phone that i had replaced, the 3g/1x symbol would disappear altogether. the only thing i could do in that event was place calls, no data at all! it would go from 1x to 3g back to 1x and then nothing at all.
Originally Posted by J-Buck
I have also had my phone since 4/29 and also just started having this 3g connect issue 4 days ago. Have resorted to using wifi at home for internet when I NEVER had to do this before 4 days ago (and I am sitting in the exact same place on my deck I always do). Going to do a *228 and see what happens. Glad it is not just me but wonder what this about. Oh, and I am not in an area using Alltel towers.
Not sure but I think I had the issue when I had this option off: "Enable always-on mobile data". I dont think it is bad to have this on anyway. I think the default is on.
THIS. EXACTLY THIS. symbol leaves, no data in/out... still can make calls but at this point the phone might as well be a Jitterbug.
Originally Posted by big.daddy