Love my bionic rock solid device. Ics may not even happen, but still no complaints .
Anyone ever trying to point blame at who/what the cause for the 4G issues is very ignorant of the actual demands placed on wireless signals in a nationwide network. I guarantee nobody in this forum has the necessary hardware to actually do signal testing and be able to prove that the phone itself is the issue.
Here's another conspiracy theory to think about: With all the BS going on, are you REALLY going to tell me that Verizon isn't somehow deliberately(or accidentally) making Bionics not work? What do they have to lose from you buying a new RAZR-M at full price? 90% of the people I know that have VZW won't go to AT&T, they'd never want to admit it was the network or something else that is out of their control.
PS - I've never had problems with 3G or 4G anywhere I've been.
Edit: This isn't any different than ICS coming to the Bionic. Who is to blame for ICS not being released? Feel free to back up your claims with solid irrefutable evidence of who is to blame, not conjecture and information "from a source at Motorola". I want hard evidence. You'll be hard pressed to firmly blame either side. We only have one side of the story.. we're customers that have been promised an update and haven't gotten it. The only people that likely have the "whole" story are maybe 5 in the entire forum, and they likely haven't told the whole story because you can't write a soap opera of drama in a small forum post. Not to mention they are probably sworn to secrecy.
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I recently FXZ'd back to .905 to wait for OTA. Of course this meant that I needed to reinstall all my apps, one of which is the Facebook app. I didn't install it right away and things were great. After I installed it I started having data issues so I uninstalled it and haven't had any issues since. Not sure if this may be the case for everyone but it my be worth checking, if not the Facebook app, perhaps another app could be causing an issue. I'd be curious to know what the ratio would be of users having issues vs having the Facebook app installed.
Sorry, I just have no clue why you quoted me specifically. I think you make too many assumptions with too little facts, about myself and smartphones. I feel like it would be more effort to sabotage certain phones, without interfering with other phones, opposed to trying to equal out the network. Or just as much effort to try and get the network working for that device. You're right about one thing though, nobody really knows.
Can anyone imagine a world where the Bionic didn't have data drops? Do you know how many of these things would've sold? Razr, schmazr, this would've been the flagship to rule them all.
My wife and I have bionics, both of us have constant data drops, we use wifi at home. We are also on the unlimited data so we don't want to lose that. But boy are we tired of the poor data connections!
Sabotage doesn't even have to be deliberate. The best kind of sabotage is the kind where nobody suspects it. I will admit that I'm not a conspiracy theorist, and I don't believe Verizon has deliberately tried to make our phones not work as well as others. But perhaps they haven't tried to make them work as well either.
As an example, my router used to have a USB shareport feature. Basically you can use a USB hard drive as a shared storage space on the LAN. I bought it in 2010. What happened on January 1, 2012. A firmware update was released that only did one thing. They disabled the Shareport function. Then a week later the company had a press release that they were releasing a new family of routers that had an amazing new feature! It was called.. Shareport. I have since built my own router using pfsense. What did they tell the people that owned my router and updated the firmware blindly, then realized they couldn't access their drive anymore? "Our latest generation of routers are the fastest and most feature packed yet. Look for them in stores soon.". What kind of BS is that?
So no, I don't trust companies. Rarely are they concerned with their customer. All they want is profits. If they could sell you an empty paper bag for $100 they'd do it in a heartbeat.
If I set my Bionic to LTE/CDMA, I get frequent data drops, and it doesn't seem to matter the strength of the signal.Originally Posted by BJLDroid
Therefore, I've decided to just keep it set to CDMA only. It sucks since I'm gimping my phone intentionally, but it's better than losing data.
It's a shame about these data drops, maybe the ICS update will make it all better.