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    Reading people complain about the GN data drop is making me wonder if they all have this defect or if it's just certain phones. Can anyone please clear this out for me? Plus, do you guys think an update would fix the issues? I don't own a GN yet, I just wanna make sure I get stuck with a good phone. I'm coming from a Thunderbolt.

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    I didn't notice it, but I've been on home wifi a lot.

    My suspicion is many people are in "border" areas where the LTE is spotty and the GN, or any 4G phone, may want to switch back-and-forth between 3G and 4G. More than likely a software fix, but perhaps VZW tower fixes even more so.

    When I run 4g speed tests in my apartment - with the GN or Rezound - it's all over the map from 5mbps to 20+.
     
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    I use Wifi a lot, so I have not been out and about using data a ton. However, when I have I have not noticed any data drops. Signal has seemed pretty good for me and on par with other devices I've been around.

    I am not in a 4g area either. So this is primarily speaking for 3g. Regarding 4g, I have only gotten to use it a few times while out and to do speed tests, which were very fast, but not enough usage to experience data drops!

    Also, if you are using your upgrade, you would always have the option to return it or exchange for another device, right?
     
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    it all depends on your location. radios in gn aren't as good as they were on thunderbolt, at least till the future update is released.
     
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    I haven't gotten any drops on mine. (Except for the ones that were the network wide ones.) I think the low bars will probably be fixed with the next software update. I haven't had a problem with data speeds either.
     
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    Depends on your location really. I personally don't have any reception problems, but it's a known issue.
     
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    Thanks. I'm really curious. I also had another question I was going to make a thread on but might as well do it here. Since the Nexus has a true 720P HD screen; how is it that the RAZR has Netflix HD while the Nexus doesn't? I am totally clueless on whether it has it or not but based on the homework I've done towards my own question I'm aiming towards a no right now.

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    As far as I know yeah for 14 days if I'm correct?

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    If you look on VZW 4G maps, they have what they call "transitional" areas or something like that. Again, my guess is that is where people are having issues because the 4G signal will be weak in those areas, and walking or driving a few hundred feet might switch you between 3G and 4G.
     
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    I would really like to have Netflix HD on this phone. My RAZR with the HD app looked great, and Netflix with standard def on here looks just alright.
    I saw that you can download the HD app for the GN but the downside is that it doesn't remove the on screen buttons when playing. : /

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    I'm sure the Netflix thing will be worked out soon.
     
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    To the OP, as far as getting "stuck" it's not going to happen with this phone. Even if you're just a little bit of an Android fan. This phone will continue to get the latest updates from Google and is cutting edge in development. All these so called "issues" people are complaining about are going to get addressed soon and this is not the only phone to have problems (for some people) on release. Just look at VZW's recent record. Also, consider we are the .6% using Ice Cream Sandwich on Android devices, Galaxy Nexus sales estimated at 707,700. This is very new territory so be a bit patient. This will all get worked out, just have to say my Galaxy Nexus is functioning almost perfectly out of the box (because nothing is %100 perfect) and is more fun to use (with ICS stock) than my rooted HTC Incredible running CM7 2.3.7 Gingerbread OS. I will eventually unlock the bootloader and root once developers and apps catch up to this OS....consider the long term, this is one phone you won't have to worry about not getting support for.
     
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    That's exactly my case which is why I made the switch. Had no choice really as the battery got sucked dry and signal went down. Even in cdma mode signal was still awful. No problems with the Rezound.

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    4G is a work in progress, there are going to be growing pains.
     
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    I've recently watched a movie on it with Netflix and the screen looked great.