I've been using this app regularly for the past 3 weeks. It's the only thing that works reliably on my Bionic to get my data connection re-established.
So, YMMV, but for my Bionic at least, this app does what it says it does, and keeps me from wanting to chuck my Bionic against a brick wall sometimes.
The issue the OP is talking about is not the data drop that everyone is so familiar with. I've had this happen to me as well. I was flashing a ROM and setting things up. I had a nice solid 3g connection and all of a sudden, it was gone. I tried everything and I could not get data to return. I was losing my mind and getting pissed. I started going through all of my settings and found the exact same thing the OP found. Somehow, by no interaction from me, my data had been disabled. I checked "data enabled" and bam, data was back. Not sure what happened, but while i was doing other things with my phone, data disabled itself. Simple fix, but it drove me nuts for about an hour.
Restart Connection was the first app I downloaded when I got my Bionic. (I had been reading & researching the forums for quite awhile before I was able to upgrade) I have never had to do anything other than press my little Restart Connection app when I've had a connection fail. It has gotten me back up and running immediately. No airplane mode, no power-down/power-ups, no battery pulls, no bald spots from pulling my hair out. I've had great luck with it. But as others have said YMMV...
"The world is made up of two types of people -- Flip-phone and smart-phone people." (From a sales seminar)
"Oh geeze, I work with a bunch of no-phone people." (Gudasau)
Same goes for Bestbuy and their "geek squad" no person that really knows about computers well enough to fix all those customers that come in everyday would work at Bestbuy's geek squad, they hire people that have slightly more know how about computer than your average customer and maybe a person or two that is a "manager" that actually knows something about computers. People always ask me to fix their computer and it's just not worth it to me to spend all that time doing this or that, I would have to charge them $100-$200 bucks to make it worth my while, which is a rip-off to them, which Bestbuy also sees harm in doing to them. Point is, for Verizon to hire someone that actually knows all about the 10 or so best phones out at any given period, they would have to pay him/her alot more than Joe schmoe off the streets, so they hire regular people to sell phones.
Restart Connections app works usually for me to work around the data drop issue, but it's still a serious issue (I've replaced the phone once and called VZW tech support twice). A work-around is not at all a fix!
I use the app. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Never hurts to try though. I wouldn't give it a low rating. It does restart your connections.
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