mobile network type: 1xRTT. Where'd my 3G go?
So recently I've stopped having any 3G.
It's odd, the notification bar indicator says 3G, but the Mobile Network Type listed under the phone status menu says CDMA - 1xRTT, and the speedtest app is returning 800ish ms pings and sub-150kbps speeds up and down, which sounds like 1x to me. I checked my data usage, and there's no way I'm being throttled beecause I've used something like 100MB so far this month.
So far, the impressively useless VM people have had me reboot my phone, and re-enter my MDN and MSID, and use the activate app, to no avail.
The phone's not been rooted or otherwise modified, for the record.
Also, I discovered that I have no voicemail anymore "Sorry, [my number] is not a recognized mailbox", but that sounds like something they'll definitely have to do from their end, and let's be honest, I use voicemail about as often as I use a fax, so it's not really relevant other than as an amusing anecdote about how they're called Virgin because they act like they've never done any of this mobile phone thing before.
edit: Also, the 1xRTT thing happens everywhere. I live in the middle of Los Angeles, so this isn't a matter of just living somewhere with no towers or something.