Verizon network STILL dropping

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    I have had my bionic for a few months now. I live in fargo, nd and hadn't had much trouble with the Verizon network until the outage last week. My 4g is still working intermittently at best and a lot of the time I have no data connection when Im not on wifi. Is this a bionic issue, my location, or Verizon?? Anyone else having issues? I am starting to get annoyed with this my contract is brand new with this thing...

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    I am on the .901 update, and at my office, and not getting any data signal. I thought the .901 was going to make things better.

    I cant even get wifi to work.....

    I am starting to hate this f*cking phone....
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    I have actually never really had any problems until I installed .893 OTA a few days ago. Now I've been getting data drops at least twice a day and my phone always goes back to 4g on wifi, even after manually turning on the wifi switch. Hm...
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    1) Not only Bionic; other Verizon 4G phones have suffered dropouts.
    2) Location is a factor. We live in a valley and at home data is spotty, but it gets better as soon as I leave.
    3) Verizon is making tweaks so it can go out for even a day.
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    Some guy at my job just got a bionic yesterday had just approached me asking if I could look at his phone because he had no data. This was right around 1pm est. Maybe the network did go down momentarily again?

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    It's been spotty all day. It seems like they are having nationwide problems again.
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    I just called Verizon and it is THEM (their network) and NOT your phones.

    Just an F.Y.I.
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    I sure hope so. I guess its comforting knowing I'm not alone

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    Having problems in Charleston, WV as well. I just assumed it was my phone since I have been having so many problems with it lately.

    "America's most reliable network" my ass.
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    LTE network outage today.
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    Having problems here in Ohio also. Just got a 3g signal 5 minutes ago. This is starting to get real annoying. I'm trying not to throw this phone.

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    I guess people with LTE don't get 3g either. Bummer.
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    21 more months and I can go back to AT&T........
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    Mine has been down for the last two hours. 3 and 4 g
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    Wouldn't do that if they paid me. 21 months from now LTE will be worked out and stable.
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    I think this is the first time I've ever heard "and I can go back to AT&T." Make sure you really think that one through...and don't forget about early upgrading.
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    My bills were always right, the customer service people actually did what they want, my internet was slow but at least it worked. It didn't take over 20 hours of me dealing with them to get my phones to work either. I could upgrade to a new iphone every 12 months with AT&T.

    Here is a summary of my experience with Verizon so far.

    Verizon Store (non-company) 30 minutes - prices were much higher than Verizon
    Verizon Store (company) 40 minutes - no service from employees
    Best Buy - 5 1/2 hours trying to get new phones and service activated
    Verizon phone call - 1 1/2 hours getting my droid activated
    Best Buy - 1 1/2 hours getting data transfered from iphone to droid
    Verizon phone call -2 hours trying to get wife's Samsung u370 activated (still not complete)
    Best Buy - 3 hours attempting to get wife's phone activated, no success
    Best Buy - 30 minutes picking up activated phone
    Verizon - 1 hour trying to get phone to text photo's - unsuccessful

    In the past month there have been three network outages (including this one).

    All of my bills have been 2 - 3 times more than they are supposed to be. Have to contact a manager every month and have them fixed after the regular reps won't do anything for me. I still have not received a correct bill.

    Please explain why I should be a loyal Verizon customer after all that they have put me through?
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    I wonder how much is location. In San Diego, CA, 4G is rock solid (once I leave the house); good enough to stream a movie via Netflix onto my parent's TV.

    I'm on .901, but 4G has been like that since I got the phone in September.
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    Data connection is crap today in SF. Thanks Verizon. : )
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    Well...

    I'm no lawyer but if you are hell-bent on leaving VZ (and based on what you've stated can't say I blame you) -- I would imagine you have a "breach of contract" situation (failure to deliver the contracted service (or a reasonable level of service) at the contracted price. I would call and escalate and if they push back tell them you wish to take it to arbitration via their policy. They''ll likely give you what you want.
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