The Official: I am having reception issues thread

Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy Nexus' started by pc747, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. kimintenn

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    The best my signal has ever been is -99 and I'm in a major city that has good 4G coverage... It's usually around -120. With that being said I've only lost signal completely a few times but I never had an issue before with my OG Droid. I tested mine next to a Rezound at a Verizon store and it had -57 while mine had -110 an inch away.

    Does anyone have an email for Verizon that we should use? I'm not sure if I have a bad unit or if they're all like this.
     
  2. pc747

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    This is an issue plaguing a lot of people's nexus so it may not be a bad unit. If so then they have a huge problem. Ima post the email in the morning i am currently at work.

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  3. mindmachine

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    Signal Issue, weak radio

    Hi,

    I got my nexus on the 15th and they replaced it on the 19th and still the same issue on the second phone. I had the thunderbolt before this phone and my thunderbolt was running on average 10 to 20 db better signal reading then the nexus in the same locations. MY nexus is running -93 to more often -100 to -120db in the same locations as my thunderbolt would run -83 to -93db. plus the fluculation of the nexus signal is much greater than the thunderbolt. I hate to say it but i cant live with the nexus signal problem if they continue saying there is not a problem. After my first case number they replaced the phone since i had the thunderbolt and could compare the two phones behavior in the same locations. I do no live in a 4g area yet, but my thunderbolt always had a rock solid signal and i really need that capability. My last conversation with teck support said the engineers say ther is not anything wrong with the nexus and i must have had a bad phone, so they replaced it. now i am on a second case and my second phone is no better than the first.

    I hat to say it, but i may have to return it unless they give me another phone or admit there is a problem they think will be fixed down the road. back to the bolt i am afraid, even i love the nexus i cant live with a weak radio. I am running 30 to 35% without a signal where in the same location the thunderbolt almost never reporter more than 5% time without a signal and most of the time it was 0% w/o signal.
     
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    I think this is an issue with ALL of the GNex phones and will be addressed. However it's only been out such a short time that who knows when it will be fixed.I

    I get terrific phone reception and terrible internet and wi-fi.
     
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    I am sitting here at my inlaws for Xmas in Lena, llinois (only 3g available) and I cannot even connect to 3g when my family have no problem at all connecting with an original Droid and a Droid pro.

    If the problem was just how the bars/signal was displayed I should be able connect also.
     
  6. mindmachine

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    VZ rep says, engineers deny any radio issues, says call samsung !

    Hi guys,,

    CALL SAMSUNG TECK! Verizon rep told me, i am on my second phone and still no better. I had OG Driod, Driod X, Thunderbolt, and no problems till the Nexus. So i am calling Samsung soon.

    Would definitely not hurt to contact VZ teck too.
     
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  7. pc747

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    Samsung tech....hmm I am curious about that.

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  8. mindmachine

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    VZ rep says, engineers deny any radio issues, says call samsung !



    Obvious, samsung is closer to google on this phone than they are with Old VZ i guess, you know riff over the wallet, and such. Who knows, but she said the samsung will probably be the first to know if they decide that they have an issue that needs fixed. Dont just be curios, call them if you have the issue on your phone.
     
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    My chat with Samsung tech support:

    currently calling ill post remarks.
     
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    My email to vzw

     
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    Called samsung really there is no need to make a ticket unless you just want to voice your concerns. Yes I realize google makes the software and in reality they are the ones who sends it to the carriers who sends it to us. But I talked to an informed tech rep who said they have a ticket on this issue. They expect their devices to be in the =90s dBm so they realize there is a reception issue. He said that its on Samsung and google to correct it, which we all knew from the beginning. Want to voice to all involved to make sure the update they send us fix the problem and not just be a placebo. Vzw rep said they are expecting that 4.03 with the new radios will fix the problem. I made it known that I am using 4.03 and that the radios as of right now isnt fixing anything. So hopefully they are doing some more tweaking or they might as well scrap that and go back to the drawing board.

    To the community:
    Guys make sure you voice your issues to them and make they make notes about it. These notes are our friends. If after 14 days it turns out to still be an issue and they can not get it resolved vzw will have to allow you to exchange the device. Now the flip side is after 14 days you can not exchange if for a new device only a clnr. So before the 14 day period you can exchange for a new rezound or razr. After the 14 day you will have to exchange for a clnr rezound or razr. So keep this in mind if you going to wait it out. Do I think its fixable, yes. But I am going to make sure we have out bases covered just in case its turns into a "patch it the best you can and deny".
     
  12. mindmachine

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    respone from VZ customer support

    " I did get your message, but I unfortunately was not able to give you a call back last night. I did resubmit the trouble ticket and included that we swapped to another Nexus and emphasized the fact that the Thunderbolt never had issues. Unfortunately the network engineers are sticking to their resolution that the area is marginal coverage, despite the fact I did state it was happening everywhere. It may be possible that there are issues with the signal in that phone in general, which would explain why we have had two phones that have done the same thing.

    In regards to your exchange period, you purchased the original phone on 12/15/11 and you typically have a 14-day period to return it. This is based on the purchase date of the first phone. However because you did buy the phone during the holiday season, you do have until 01/15/12 to return the phone. I know you really were looking forward to the Nexus, but if the phone’s radio is not working for us that may be the best solution.

    Typically when there are issues like this with the phone it gets reported back to the manufacturer, so they may be in the process of coming up with software updates for the phone to correct the issues with it. As you stated, you have seen people posting online about the same thing. I would suggest calling Samsung (888-987-4357) and seeing if they may have a possible fix in place for the phone. That may help you in weighing your decision in keeping the phone or not.

    If you have any more questions just let me know."


    Looks like both sides are still in denial, if we hope to get a fix we need to turn op the volume with more reports on the issue so they can see it is a big problem. i think alot of us are also in denial getting used to a new phone that we waited so long for and there fore dont yet want to think about how bad this issue really is.
     
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