still having 3g probs? or something else?

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    You have to understand, data and phone are two separate things. If you see 1x in your phone that doesn't have anything to do with your call. It's how many bars you see that has to do with the call itself. And even 2 bars should be fine.

    You may have some other type of issue with your phone. Have you tried making sure your PRL's are up to date? Dial *228 option 2 and see if that doesn't improve your phone. If that doesn't work you may consider taking it back to Verizon, because Droid doesn't behave that way in calls. At least it shouldn't.
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    I go from full 3G to 1x sitting on my couch, and then back again.

    At first, I thought it was just being inside, but, same thing happens outside. As far as call signal strength, I am almost always at 4 bars, unless I go to my basement, then I get 3.

    Verizon has no idea why, because the Chicago area has 100% coverage. It is a pain in the butt to try and use the phone for it's intended purpose, only to have the data side flake out on me. It's been happening more often the last 2-3 days. Call performance is superior, I just wish the 3G would behave itself.

    Going out for my daughter's birthday last night, I was trying to give directions to family members, I went to use Google Maps on my Droid, and of course, when everyone is in a hurry and we are behind schedule, the data signal drops to 1x... and it took 6 minutes for the map and directions to come up.. in that time, my son got out the local atlas, and gave the other family members directions, and they were on their way....

    Not happy. :mad:
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    I get dropped back to 1x frequently when I'm just sitting on my easy chair. For some reason I have a dead spot in my house right there. And my wireless network keeps losing it's signal.

    I live in a very rural area however so I kind of expect signals to come and go a bit. You say you are in Chicago, are there big buildings or are you on the outskirts? Big buildings can cause problem with cell tower signals, not to mention snow can be an issue too.

    Also remember to update your PRL's *228 option 2 every couple of months or so for best reception.
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    I have to wonder in big cities if its not a coverage issue but rather an issue with bandwidth
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