phone signal is poor on vzw network

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  1. jared845

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    Hello all

    Anyone experiencing poor phone signal strength? I came from a that thunderbolt where the signal was always good and also another non smart phone I have the signal is good. I called vzw and they told me that Samsung is aware of the issue and there should be a software fix in a few weeks . I typically will have from 0 to 2 bars. Any insight would be appreciated.

    FYI I AM NOT ROOTED AND DON'T WANNA BE
     
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    Start with VZW tech support. Check if your area is having network problems.
     
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    Already did read my post they offered to replace my phone but said the new phone I get could be will worse

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    Good luck with that
     
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    How would they know if it were going to perform worse or not?

    Samsung is known for having poor radios. You can certainly try a CLNR and maybe it might have a better radio for some reason, but usually there is no way around it, especially if you live in a weak signal area.

    Check to see if you're on 4.0.2 or 4.0.4. You should be on the 4.0.4 by now, but if not, the update will help a bit.
     
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    I'm on .4.0.4 it just sucks ya know . What's crln?? But if it has to do with rooting thanks but no t thanks

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    Vzw said they knew of the issue and other customers said that they were loosing data connectivity and dropped calls which I haven't had as of yet ....but again my signal is very poor if any bars at all

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    Yup, I keep losing data. I have to reboot mine to get it back. I am almost certain that I am returning mine. It's brand new too. It does it stock and with a custom rom too.
     
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    CLNR means Certified Like New Replacement, a refurbished phone. You get these when you ask for a replacement.

    Verizon knew of the issue and that was their answer to it, 4.0.4. Well ok, it was already planned for through Google, but Verizon says it fixes the issue so that's good enough for them. They say it fixes signal issues (which it does, 4.0.2 was much worse if you can imagine), but you can only do so much software upgrading to maximize the hardware. Unfortunately the radios that Samsung uses for the Nexus are quite weak. Why they went with such a weak radio unit, not sure why, but it is what it is.
     
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    Not sure where I read this but I turned the phone off, pulled battery, pulled sim. Then waited a minute to reinsert sim, battery and reboot phone.

    Might all just be in my head but my reception has improved and I haven't had any data drops.
     
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    I did this once, in fact, I've given this advice many times the past couple months. One day I was having trouble with holding a signal, so I did the steps you just mentioned and haven't had an issue since.

    Give it a try OP. It may or may not help, so don't get your hopes up too high :p
     
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    Jelly bean addresses poor signal quality on nexus if you can wait. Or, if you have unlocked bootloader you can flash jb radios and have great signal on ics. My signal improved dramatically, now just hope the same will happen on my maxx.
     
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