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    My wife's Incredible 2 has a ton of problems playing Pandora, where it would play about 45-60 seconds of a song and then skip. This is on 3G as well as WiFi. I've tried installing previous versions of the app, but can't seem to get it working. She won't let me root / ROM her phone, although there's nothing to indicate that it would fix the problem anyway. Pandora on my Thunderbolt and HP Touchpad (CM7) run fine.

    With that said, after doing some research, it looks like this is not phone specific and others are having the same problem. I'm curious to know how many in the community are affected. Perhaps if we can get enough people to bring some visibility to the extent of the problem, we might be able to get the Pandora developers to fix it.
     
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    Hmmm...I wonder if you might try settings in pandora and make sure its set to normal..the higher settings can make skips...
    Also check the memory and see what else may be running causing this to fail? Other than that, it may well be Pandoras updates. Since the new ads I've had some buffering issues. But I use an old version that's transparent and MODed to give me the best possible experience....hope this helps some!:)

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    I have tried every setting. It has to be an update. I even tried the themed versions in the Pandora UL thread, and it still wouldn't stop skipping songs. My wife is ready to throw the phone out the window (of course it didn't help that I had to do a factory reset because the Dialer app went bonkers). I really liked the Incredible 2 when it came out, I just feel like I'm gonna have problems with it.
     
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    It's not the phone. It's Pandora they've been ha ing problems for awhile now. I emailed them and they said it's only with Verizon customers.

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    I don't think it's the phone either...but from my wife's perspective (who hates technology), she's frustrated. She loves her Pandora. I'm on Verizon, and I don't have any issues (with my Tbolt). I've seen the Incredible, Bionic and Droid phones all be affected.

    Two questions for you: 1) Can you share the email address you used? 2) Did they give you a timeframe for an update that fixes it?
     
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    Honestly...When or if I have a problem with a phone and especially the dialer, and your not rooted, I would return it...when problems start, they generally persist...after all the resets and no go..call verizon and replace it..if you feel its a hardware/stock software issue..as for Pandora, yes, they are aware of all the complaints of the updates and (suposed to fix) but idk...Good luck, and never fear calling the carrier for replacement!:) (Not that you do fear) lol

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    Haha just saw your post..Nice! That's right!:)

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    Its verizon doing it....data throttling....I have the same issues...never used too,Its criminal IMO....Were paying for unlimited from the device,I use under 2Gb monthly and Im getting throttled like no tomorrow....my other smartphone uses under .3GB monthly as its home and on wifi 90% of the time....
     
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    Search for a throttle modder..I use them when I get them:) no more throttle..lol

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    Can you prove this? It also does the same thing on Wi-Fi, which means it's the app / Pandora servers. How are you able to tell you are being throttled?
     
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    I use speedtest app to check my speeds ...my average speed here used to be 1200-1500 mbs download....I had seen as high as 2350 occasionally..Now whenever im having trouble ill reboot first....then if its still slower than slow.the speedtest app proves it...usually my speeds are 500-600 mbs .....when im being throttled...I can check my buddies phone standing next to me and get 1400mbs.....is that proof enough? May not hold up on court but I know what there doing.

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    I can't argue with your experience - and I'm not saying you're wrong. Throttling my wife's data makes no sense. Throttling mine, does. If hundreds of people are experiencing this issue with Pandora, you would think Pandora would openly point the finger at Verizon. There's probably more to it than that though.
     
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    Well I don't think you are being throttled for 2gb. I use an average of 30 and I have never had issues. Also it is not illegal for them to do this if Verizon wanted to, not to mention the OP said it was happening on wifi. Just my 2 cents on throttling. Pandora on the other hand used to be terrible. Now it works good for me, so I'm not sure what the problem could be.

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    Here are shots of my data usage both lines 8 days into my cycle.I don't know how to find last months usage but I was under 2.0gb and the other line was under .4gb.
     
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    Yes he mentioned it happening on 3g and wifi, not making a difference..Its the updates or cache needs clearing possibly..just my 2 cents..lol peace

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