I have the GSM version running on art network and have had similar issues with random reception glitches. I am running 4.0.3
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Thunderbolt I had at first had terrible reception or switching from 3g to 4g or vice versa. After an update it became instant and the reception better.
The nexus will be wayyyyy better because of the support it has.
IPhones that are 3g have a lot of issues with handling data and dropping calls let alone these phones with two radios.
Thanks for posting this, yakitori. Based on my experience I think that the article is correct. Just an assumption.
It seems like there could be a dev mod that would force the phone to reattempt authentication when data drops. Doesn't sound that hard, but I have no idea.
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I had to reboot my Gnex today to get 3g to work again. Doesn't happen often but has a few times. Don't know why. Perhaps the authentication issue which needs to be resolved.
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I have been traveling between Birmingham and Cincinnati the past couple of months and have been having issues with my Thunderbolt. At home in Bham the 4G signal is great and very rarely drop it. It holds 4G almost all the way to Nashville with a few drops to 3G in between. About one mile south of the KY boarder problems begin. This has been a known issue to me since my original Droid. South Central KY all the way to Louisville is horrible. Louisville seems to be good. I seem to have problems in Cincinnati. I will have to reboot several times in a weeks stay and have had several issues where it says I have 4G but no data transfers. Makes me think that it has something to do with the network. I should be getting my Nexus in the next week or so and will see how it reacts.
I just returned from Costco with my third Galaxy Nexus. On the way home I stopped at a grocery store. As soon as I went inside my phone call dropped. I tried to call my friend about 10 times while in the store and it would start to call then drop it. I am sitting here at home and I can't go on the market to download my apps, it keeps saying no connection, retry. I love the phone, but if I am getting tired of this. I have read many threads about this, with many theories. What I know is the GNex's I have had are really bad for reception. My old OG Droid did not do this, in the same stores and the same house. The people at Costco said to try this new phone for a couple of weeks, and if I still have the same problems they will see what they can do about maybe getting a different phone. While I was in Costco I got them to compare my new GNex to a Razr. The Razr had a -73 dbm and a 4g connection. The Gnex had a weak 3g connection, with a -113 dbm. I think these numbers are correct, if not, they are close. I really don't want a different phone, such as a Razr or Rezound. But if this signal problem remains, I may have no choice. I could have kept my OG Droid and used the $300 for something else.
I515.10 V.EK05/I515.EK02 on the new phone. The first two phones I515.09 V.EK05/I515.EK02. I have read a lot of posts about the different basebands and radios. Some seem to have better luck with one, some with another. For some, like me, it doesn't seem to make a difference. I wonder if it could be a quality control problem. Or a batch of bad parts, like the bad capacitor/mainboard problems a few years ago. Who knows? One thing for sure, if we wait on Verizon/Samsung, no one will ever know, if it is a hardware problem. Okay, here's my 2 cents. My gut says it feels like an antenna problem.
Last edited by ElectroM; 02-02-2012 at 02:54 PM.