3g signal doesnt stay constant... bars consistaly dropping...

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  1. sasha101

    sasha101 New Member

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    Okay so i don't know what's up with this phone. I just got it on release date and i loved it except i get horrible signal. At my house i get four bars but it drops every 2 minutes and goes back up. Also the 3g signal is very slow. I used a speed test and im getting 600 kbps download and 1011 kbps upload. But i tested again and i got 1839 kbps download and 600 kbps upload. Then i tried again and the 3g signal went back too around 600 download. Is there any hack to fix this? I wrote this with my droid x and the signal dropped like 3 times and went back up while i am writting this

    Edit: my signal just dropped too one bar and its not going back up no matter how i hold it. Im being forced too use wifi too acess the internet... could this be just my phone or is the droid x worse then the iphone 4...
     
  2. ninjabox

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    Not all problems are the phones. It could very well be your area. There could be a lot of data being trandferd over the local network.
     
  3. ewells2420

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    sounds like your towers more than the phone. My bars fluctuate too but does not affect performance. If I look under about phone my reception will be like 89-90 when it shows like 1 bar. So im thinking the software for the bars display is a little off.

    Also the more people connected to your tower, the slower the data will be. try again late at night and see how much faster it is.
     
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    Death Grip!! OMG!!! Antennagate X!!!

    All joking aside, Ewells is right - tower congestion can be bad but from what I have seen with both my iPhone and this Droid X that Verizon is a much better carrier.

    Also, just to be safe I would do a *228 and update the PRL - not that the phone PRL is probably out of date a whole lot but I did notice that I was able to update might slightly after I brought it home.

    -Ext
     
  5. sasha101

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    I just did that this morning and now im getting aroaund 100kbps download. I had tmobiles nexus one before and would get like 1500 kbps in my house

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    you're holding it wrong, duhhh
     
  7. FireDroid

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    in the update there is a fix for the battery level so maybe there will be one for signal also.
     
  8. ewells2420

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    Could be, its a baseband update which I believe is responsible for that kinda thing. Could be wrong though, I have no idea what im talking about.
     
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