Hello! ---- long story, scroll to last few sentences if you just want to see my issue!
I just ditched a rooted TBOLT for this BIONIC.
I am loving the bionic so far, however, we have had a few quarrels.
I used the tbolt heavily for 2 months, and became accustomed to having consistent 4g at work/home/anywhere near where i live. I was doing speed tests at least weekly and hitting 15+ MB/s consistently.
Yesterday while @ work i noticed the bionic was only on 3g, confused by this I started troubleshooting. I googled this issue and saw that many other are having the phone not switch to 4g as well, and their advice was to switch to airplane mode (or disable data) then reboot and return to CDMA/LTE, when that didnt work I drove around and parked outside trying to get4g.
This did not work, so i called verizon and we did the whole troubleshoot business. They ended up telling me to go replace "it"
On my way to the verizon store the 4g connection came back. When I got to the verizon store they wanted to replace my SIM only, not the phone. I explained that I have 14 days to return/exchange, i want a new phone and that is what customer serviced advised I could do. They reluctantly agreed, and it took about an hour due to some issues exchanging with their system.
The new phone had 4g all night at home, and now I am back at work and BOOM! 3G.
Does the antenna just not pick up a signal as strong as the tbolt? ... i am only pullg 6MB/s (if i am lucky) with the bionic... while i love the phone it looks like I have traded 10MB/s and 4G for it...
any chance some OTA will fix this? I know the TBOLT has its 4g antenna in the case, perhaps the antenna on the bionic is rather small?