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    Bionic and 3G

    Would it benifit me to get the Droid Bionic I'm not in a 4G area yet? I really like the phone but I dont want to get it if its not going to perform well. Not sure when 4G will be in Richmond VA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cece5702 View Post
    Would it benifit me to get the Droid Bionic I'm not in a 4G area yet? I really like the phone but I dont want to get it if its not going to perform well. Not sure when 4G will be in Richmond VA.
    I just got my bionic 12 days ago. I'm IN a 4G area and yet my signal strength is low and I've had a few times that I cannot connect to browser AND 3G doesn't click on! Getting kind of irritating. Called verizon today and was told to make sure & keep my wifi OFF because it was "fighting" with the signal??!! WIERD. If your not in a known 4G area, I would wait.
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    There have been reports of people having 3G connectivity issues. There is a new OTA that will soon be released. I've tried two of the leaked versions and both fixed all issues.

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    I've had my Bionic since launch week and don't live in a 4G area. I keep the 4G radio off and haven't had any problems with 3g dropping at all. I don't think it affects all the Bionics. I recently upgraded to the leaked .893 update and have had some radio problems since but nothing in the last few days. The problems I had after upgrading were upon a reboot sometimes it wouldn't connect to 3g at all until I rebooted again. It has since stopped doing that and no problems since.
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    I say get it. I live in a 4G area, and generally I leave it on that. But, whenever I leave the city I always switch to 3G, even when heading up to Charlotte or someplace so that I can preserve my battery. I've yet to have much of a problem with either connection. And if it does drop out, nothing a quick airplane mode or RARELY a reboot won't fix. Is it ideal? No. But the phone is well worth the few moments of frustration that a dropped signal entails. However, if you're not in dire need of a new phone, I would wait for the nexus/rezound/razr to drop and compare them all before making a decision.

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    Depends what you have now. If you have a DX2 then probally not a good upgrade. If you have an OG droid like I had the bionic is leaps and bounds ahead. Keeping my phone on 3g I get crazy battery life But I always have it on 4G lol.
    Stock Droid Bionic. Lovin' the 4G.

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    With the others, depends on your phone. I enjoy it but i'm in a 4g area. Haven't noticed any real slowdowns in 3g though.
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    My 3G is typically faster than AT&T's vaunted 3g. And that is running ip4's, atrix, etc. Zippy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cece5702 View Post
    Would it benifit me to get the Droid Bionic I'm not in a 4G area yet? I really like the phone but I dont want to get it if its not going to perform well. Not sure when 4G will be in Richmond VA.
    Richmond got 4G the beginning of Oct

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