Will GB fix signal?

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    For some reason where I live EVERY phone through Verizon has full service, but not my TB. Verizon blames it on HTC's antenna within the phone. Finally called HTC. And the guy told me that once GB is released and my phone get it, that will fix the problem.

    Is this true? Can simply getting GB fix signal strength? I've never heard anything like this before.

    I really like this phone WHEN it works! And at home, where I need it to work I hate it! And right now Verizon wont let me have another phone since I'm out of my 14 days (I'm on day 25) but they will let me end my contract with no fee. Go figure??
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    No, I have the ota gb update and they signal is still terrible.

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    I think what they did was allowed the phone to go on 3G a lot easier

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    To be honest the guy fed you a load of crap. I've been on Gingerbread for 3 months and am now on the ota base with radio and while the signal is fine most of the time, the signal seems to drop for no reason occasionally now. I did not have this problem until the latest official base.

    But just getting Gingerbread does not magically fix everything. However I do think it's better than Froyo.

    I love my Thunderbolt and for the most part have not had any issues. But I am disappointed that they didn't get it perfected before now.

    Again I love my Thunderbolt... but I am about to buy the new Galaxy Nexus when it comes out.
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    Well I did find something that has helped alot! It's the app LTE OnOff. I have turned off 4g, and have had better service for the past 3 days now.
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    Isn't it amazing in the amount of work we need to put into our phone to make it perform better? HTC / VZW delay updates time and again to "get it right" only to be full of bugs that we have to work around or modify something or other. I was recently told by a CS rep to do a work around to bypass the voice mail notification "MIA" issue. If this phone was not full of buggy programming, I'd not need a work around. Rooting is the answer I guess, but should that be an "I have to" to get the device that costs this much to work right? In my opinion, NO! Rooting should be in the want to not need to category. just saying...

    Oh, by the way, rep recently stated I'd be issued replacement phones as long as necessary until warranty was up, without my ability to say "give me some other phone". I've had enough BlunderBolt issues, and I'm needing something better that does not require ME to make it better, as it ought to be manufactured better.

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    Ever since GB was pushed I'm constantly loosing internet all together. Its.because it will jump to 3g for no reason. Its not a smooth transaction at all. Soon as I have time, rooting will be the next step.
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    This phone is awesome rooted.

    Sent from my BAMF'd 'bolt
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    Love my tbolt with bamf. Not one issue. Glad I finally rooted. It's like a whole new phone.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt.
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