Reception issues?

Discussion in 'HTC Droid Incredible 2' started by Mwsr, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. Mwsr

    Mwsr Guest

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    Did anyone have issues with inc2 reception? Mine was horrible. I had to switch back to my fascinate. Thank god I was on vacation and didnt have a chance to send the fascinate back yet.. I dont know if I just got a bad phone or what but in places I normally got 3g with fascinate I was at 1-2 bars or no service on inc2.. I might have them send another when I get back home from another trip I had to make. I did *228 and all that. Nothing helped.

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  2. mikey1013

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    I've not had very good reception either. I previously had the original Motorola Droid and the signal at home was fine. The Incredible 2 has practically no signal here... no bars in most areas (but will receive calls/messages), and sometimes no signal at all
     
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    Likewise here. More 1X than 3G with generally no bars. Signal strength about 90-100dB. Coming from a BB where I NEVER had signal issues, this is a big surprise. Probably will send back because a phone with weak/no signal strength is useless to me. VERY disappointed!
     
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    IIRC, they share the new design of antenna in the battery cover that started in the Bolt. Make sure your cover is seated well. If it works, it's a cheap easy fix. If not, explore options.

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  5. Mwsr

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    I was hopeing I just received a bad phone but not looking that way. Sucks to the phone was great minus that..

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    It could be a bad phone, but I've worked with Verizon over the phone and a few things "helped" I wouldn't say solved...

    1.) Pull the battery and let it sit idle for 5-10 minutes. Make sure the phone is turned on when the battery is pulled (this is not something I would recommend doing often). Replace the door and make sure it's seated well as others have suggested.

    2.) Check for broken pins or warping (shouldn't be any with a brand new phone but what the heck

    3.) Update Programming AND Roaming in the area you are having spotty service. Do both options 1 and 2.

    These helped restore a bar or two, but never gave me full service. I did end up getting a replacement phone (dead pixel) and this one has been the best yet. I will say I've yet to have a dropped call or no data connectivity due to not having full service. That being said I'm sure the battery is taking a hit.
     
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    I was not getting real fast 3G download speeds here where I live so I went into the local Verizon Wireless store and talked to them. My download speeds on the Incr. 2 are between .5MB-1.3MB. They said the range for their 3G is .8MB-1.4MB. I left ATT for a superior network, yet my wife's Iphone4 runs at 2-4MB download on ATT's 3G network??? So far I am happy with the Incr. 2 just don't understand why the discrepancy w/ network speeds. My signal strength is fine usually between 64-80dBm. I used speedtest app on our phones.
     
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    Mine is at 1.3 Mb down and half of that up. I live in BFEgypt though, so....
     
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    yeah i get nothing for reception as well with my Dinc2 im very pissed off about it
     
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    Just because we have a language filter doesn't mean you should rely on it. We know what you're saying. There's no need for using swear words on the forum.

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    Sorry just trying to really relay how i feel about the reception issues on this phone and how slow the network is! Not to big of a deal, but thanks for editing it for me >_<
     
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    I am in Western NY and get 1.3+ down for data and do not miss calls or texts. But there are a couple dead spots in my town where reception isn't that good. Still I get twice as good reception as my Fascinate did. So I am not sure what is wrong. Could be a bad back cover?
     
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