Originally Posted by Ziflin
Please stop saying this. I just replaced mine and left it stock and had the 3g drop with permanent disconnect + battery drain within a two hours of it being turned on. And yes, I tested it 3 more times before I ever installed an app.
So it is indeed a problem with either the phone or software as it was shipped. Therefore VM needs to offer a solution.
This sounds more like an activation issue and not what I have described here.
Originally Posted by TrimTram
This is just nonsense. You have no idea what you're talking about - you're making hasty generalizations based on a single anecdote. I bought my phone and out of the box I was having 3g drops and was unable to reconnect. Occasionally turning the data on/off or using airplane mode would work, but only rarely. I even set my phone back to factory settings and the problem persisted. I eventually started using the Network app fix, and it tends to work more than most other methods though not 100%.
This is a combination of activation issues and flat out ignoring the basics of wireless.
Many have had trouble when they first got the phone, sorry, but that is a separate issue. A semi-well known one as well.
As for signal loss now, if airplane mode is not fixing it, then it's a tower/VM issue, NOT the phone. We have no way to deal with that and that is not proof that anything I have said is BS.
The Network App, is half of your problem.