data drop more frequent

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    This is now getting annoying for me. Over the last week off and on. I am under the unlimited plan so I feel like in being robbed here. Not sure what Verizon is up to
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    Are you running stock .905? If so, that is the problem. You could consider moving to one of the ICS leaks such as .230 or .232, they seem to be much better at maintaining the data connection than .905.
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    This worked for me! :biggrin:

    *I just noticed OP has a Thunderbolt...is there an ICS leak for that device as well?
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    No im not rooted. Maybe thats part of the problem. Kinda sucks cause im not getting what I pay for. An occasional data drop is understanble but not frequent drops thats rediculous
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    905 (for whatever reason) seems to be plagued with data drops. Move over to the 232 ICS leak (don't go to 235), and you should be better. I honesty haven't had a data drop in a long time.
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    What city do you live in?
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    you don't have to have root in order to flash the ICS leak. it is just that...a leak of the official build. you need to have system version .905 which most likely you do because you've probably received the OTA updates from verizon automatically... again, you have a thunderbolt though?
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    I have been plagued with data drops on stock 905 and finally made this decision to go to 232. NIGHTMARE. Nearly bricked my phone, took me 9 hours without a break to get back to 905. The people recommending this should realize that this isn't a snap for some people's phones for whatever reason. If you are having serious data issues, there might be something corrupted in phone which doesn't make the switch to ICS easy.
    Call Verizon and complain.

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    Does it say I have a thunderbolt? Lol I swapped that for a bionic
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    Yep, it says you own a thunderbolt. Still, that's better than "Enter Current Phone Here" or an actual phone number. :)
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    Posted previously in Verizon Wireless forum - minus the piece about class action

    Same thing happening here in Charlotte, NC on my Bionic. I have nothing new to add to this discussion, but want to make sure I'm marked "Present" for this complaint. My wife's Razr never loses connectivity. The intermittent 4g data connection on my Bionic, however, started about the time of the .905 update. I already had the battery and data settings where they needed to be for constant data connection. I've tried the airplane mode fix, the battery pull fix, the sim card pull fix, and combinations of the three fixes. All seem to work for less than a day, then back to the same old problem. I'm not going to waste an hour of my life going through customer service because all their solutions (refurbed Bionic, Razr, or new sim card) all seem to be non-starters as a solution. I loved the pre-.905 Bionic. I was going to wait for the official OTA ICS update, but this is becoming such an annoyance I may jump on the ICS .232 leak and be done with it - voided warranty or not. If there are any class action lawyers cruising these sites looking for answers to their own Bionic connection problems, feel free to sign me as a named plaintiff.
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    More data drops lately with .905

    For some reason, my Bionic is loosing data connection more frequently in the last 10 days. It's getting worse and very annoying. I am on official .905 version, waiting for the official OTA to ICS. It doesn't matter if VZW fixes the data issue with ICS because it is too late. They released Bionic in Sep 2011 and released many updates to fix this problem and still it is there. It's obvious that VZW was not ready with the 4G technology but they sold these defective phones and service to make money. I am surprised there is no class action lawsuit to force VZW to credit the customers who didn't get the services they paid for.
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    No version of GB has done anything to change the 4G connection for me. But then I never had a problem. Part is location and part is the luck of the draw on the phones. I realize, though, what happens with me isn't happening with everyone else.

    Now speaking about class action; I'm involved with one dealing with Walmart and Netflix. If we win I get a check for the grand total of $1.75. That is, of course, after the lawyers and the people who paid the lawyers get paid first. When Apple lost the "antennagate" class action lawsuit, people could ask for a free cover (worth about $15). So don't expect anything great with class action (unless you're the lawyers). Heck, there were some threads here from Bionic owners wanting a class action lawsuit to get a RAZR in exchange for a Bionic.
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    We may not get much from a class action lawsuit but VZW will be made to pay for it's deceptive practices, not to mention the bad publicity it gets. It will also force the company to be more careful in marketing these products and services once it looses in court. Until then, VZW will continue to sell these sub-standard services. They keep releasing these new OS's without providing the basic services like reliable data connection and a good signal to make calls.
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    Well im glad im not alone. As much as these cell phone companies charge us with their already expensive plans "Verizon". The features should be flawless. Im not one to normally complain. But this data drop is just too.buggy for me. My contract ends soon so will see.
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    Upgrade to ICS and let your anger drain away

    Sent from my Bionic on ICS 232 w/ Tapatalkā„¢
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    I was having the same problem. I called today to complain about the data drops and asked when ICS would be coming out. First rep of course said it isn't known and transferred me to a tier 2 tech support, but before he did that, he credited $30 per line that used data (2 lines). Tier 2 guys didn't seem to know anything at all and even told me at one point some Bionics had ICS pushed it it. I call bs on that one.

    Bottom line, I think all bionic owners that are having a data drop issue call and complain. Might help getting it released or at least get a definite date. Can't hurt.
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    You mean apply na unofficial version even though we paid for the services and we have signed contracts with Verizon which require them to provide reliable services? It is VZW that should take care of it, not some unofficial leaks.
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    I think I have called Verizon 10 times in the 10 years I have been a customer, and I waited a few weeks to see if this was just my phone. Long story short, called last night, I have done all the above mentioned steps, and the tech rep had me to a factory reset (which took forever with this phone)... and as soon as it booted up, no 4G connection. He said he was shipping a replacement device, but I told him I don't believe it's the device, it is the software, and he didn't agree. So w/e I will have a refurb by Monday and I can confirm if it's software or hardware, because it has nothing to do with location. I am in the Nashville market which was one of the very first to get 4G, and when it's working I get 35mbps down, and 20 mbps up.
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    I got my refurbished unit and it's a powerhouse. Hope you have as good of luck as I've had
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