Data signal worse than before the last software update

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  1. Beeare

    Beeare New Member

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    Anyone find that the data signal issue is actually worse than before? On my phone, ever since the update to .893, the 4G signal icon at the top of the screen will be present, but the connection will actually be turned off. I have to put it on airplane mode and then click it off in order for the actual signal to reconnect.This never was a problem before the update for me. Anyone else notice the same thing?
     
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    I'm having the same issue. Hopefully there will be a fix with next update. It's frustrating.

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    Same, I want to attribute it to all this "fine tuning-growing pains" etc etc but it's like it came out of nowhere and started the same weekend I updated to .893. Coincidence? Perhaps...but I'm not ready to rule anything out just yet.
     
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    Yes!!!! My exact issue.

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    Same here took it to Verizon they gave me a new Sim card and now its worse then ever =/

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    Same here. I never got the 4g icon with NO data before the update. Now it happens quite frequently and I have to power off to get it to reconnect, airplane mode is not enough.
     
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    Ditto.

    The last update was a step backward for my Bionic. It can secure a 4G connection some of the time. The 4G connection problems are 100% random - can't find any pattern whatsoever. This makes it more likely that the data connection issues are on VZW's side, not on the handset.

    Otherwise, the Bionic is brilliant - from every perspective. With 4G made more reliable in the next update (hopefully), this soon-to-be-5-months-old handset will cover every base for me.
     
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    I should have specified, that this is not only relegated to 4G. I am in New York, so I do get a 4G connection most of the time, but this seems to occur just as frequently when my phone happens to be receiving a 3G signal. This did seem to also coincide with Verizon's data issues, possibly even more than it did with the update, but because I haven't heard anything about those issues lingering to this point,I assumed it was more likely linked to software update. The thing that really bothers me, is that the signal problems that seemed prevalent amongst many Bionic owners before the update, was never a problem with my particular device. Thanks for the responses. It makes me feel a little better knowing my phone is probably not experiencing a unique problem that warrants bringing it in.
     
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    No problem here in the Denver/Boulder area. I would say that the service has improved sonewhat as far a connectivity. I think that may be a combination of the updates and some Verizon infrastructure tweaking. Hang in there, they'll get this stuff figured out.

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    My connections seem worse since the .893 update also. I'm sick of toggling airplane mode. Let's hope the upcoming update helps!
     
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    For me it varies from location to location. At home, we live in a valley so it's spotty at best. Get out and it's better. At my parent's house it's solid enough to stream a Netfiix.
     
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    Try manually installing the 5.9.901 OTA...many have stated that this .901 OTA fixed the dropped 4G problem completely if the .893 doesn't
     
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