Hello Why does my Bionic gets the 3g signal most of the time? i'm in a 4g lte Area.
If you're basing the fact that you're in a "4G area" from looking at Verizon's coverage map, then don't. They color everywhere the 4G color. It attracts business. I almost returned my Bionic because my neighborhood is the 4G color. Not even close; I have to go 12 miles to get into 4G. When I'm in town or at work all is good. Since I've got a fast wifi at home I decided to keep it.
I got to try 4g for the first time. I went to the Carolina Panthers game in Charlotte. The 4g never came on while driving into charlotte. I didn't have a chance to mess with it at that point as I was using my gps. Keep in mind that I did have it set to lte/cmda. I walked about 15 to 20 mins to the stadium area. Stopped to eat at a restaurant. I tried rebooting and finally got the 4g lte symbol. Used it for a few seconds and noticed faster data than normal. Then shortly after the 4g lte symbol went away and 3g symbol didn't even come back but it showed full signal. Eventually I just set it to cdma only and said the hell with it.
Also while at my seat in the stadium I could barely even get 3g to work. Pretty much useless during the whole game. But my wife sitting next to me with a droid 3 was able to use her 3g no problem. After leaving the stadium them my 3g started working again.
I didn't get much time to mess around with it, but I'm a bit dissapointed so far if this is what we are to expect.
I have a Bionic and a Thunderbolt. Side by side, the Thunderbolt has 3 bars on 4G and my Bionic has full 3G signal. I have called tech support. Did all they asked of me. Verizon and Motorola need to get this fixed ASAP as I am supposed to be deploying a ton Bionics at work.
I guess its a known issue with the Bionic which better be fixed with update or they will take this phone back. Im not an expert but from my expierence with my bionic I think its in the Radio. The phone doesnt switch from 3G to 4G very well you have to toogle airplane mode and if you are in a extended service area you have to put it in 3G only. Really sucks paid all that money for a phone that doesnt work as well as my Thunderbolt battery life included if they dont get a fix to make it at lewast as good as the Thunderbolt there gonna give me something better or Ill sue them lol. Wonder how far Ill get with that?