Losing signal too often....

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  1. minmongoblin

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    Love my Droid, changed my life, but three times now I've had to do a hard restart of the phone because it can't send/receive texts or make calls, and my "bars" are down to 1, and when I restart they're full again, and I can use the phone features again. First time was on New Years around midnight, and I figure that's because of the overload of calls and texts at that time. But then it did it last night and this morning when I woke up.

    Any fix? Should I go for a replacement?
     
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    When you say it could not make calls, do you mean that nothing happens when you touch the call icon?
     
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    Battery pulls are not normal for Droid. Usually what causes this is you have an app that is not playing nice with your Droid. What's most recommended is to do a factory reset and see if your phone still needs battery pulls. If it does it's a hardware issue and you should replace. If it doesn't, start adding your apps back on and see if you can find the culprit causing the problem.
     
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    I agree with you on this. It's either hardware or an app causing a serious issue
     
  5. minmongoblin

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    Basically, yeah, it never connects to the other person to call. And if I sent a text, it would just idle and idle and then say "SMS failed, try again" or whatever.

    Luckily I've not had this problem since Saturday morning, so hopefully things are better now. I haven't had to do a battery pull, just shutting down using the power button on the top of the phone.
     
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    Maybe they were just working on towers in your area? Who knows ...
     
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    my phone acts a little funny too. Sometimes it has full bar when i put it to sleep and wake it up again it's down to 1 bar and 1x, very strange. Happens alot at my uncle's house too and he lives less than 10min away from me and he's about a couple blocks from a Verizon store.

    i never dropped a call or had trouble calling anyone yet though.
     
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    I've experienced this too. In various places. My fix: restart. But it does irritate me!
     
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    I had this problem, though with my internet connection. It would work for a while, then stop working and I could fix it immediately by turning it off and back on, then it would work again for a while(10-30mins). I ended up taking it to the store and they just gave me a new one, never had the problem again.

    If you're within 30 days, I'd try to get it replaced.
     
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    I have somewhat noticed this problem with my Droid. I'm not sure if it is a hardware problem, or maybe the antenna in the phone is just not very good. This is my 3rd phone with Verizon and I have never had a problem with service in my house, now it seems to be up and down with the bars, especially in my basement.
     
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    To the OP: Just remember when reading this thread that some people do have signal problems where they live and not every fluctuation is a phone issue.

    You can try the *228 option 2 to update your prl first. If that doesn't work, try doing a factory reset like already suggested.
     
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    Well I did it, but I'm not sure what I just did, haha. Something about updating my roaming capabilities? We'll see what happens, thanks.
     
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