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Old July 11th, 2011, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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While out walking, I experienced a random loss of data connectivity where the signal bars turned white (as opposed to blue) and the 3G icon disappeared. I toggled Airplane Mode on and off twice with no results. I finally had to pull the battery to reconnect.

Isn't toggling Airplane Mode supposed to restore dropped data connections every time?

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Old July 12th, 2011, 11:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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While out walking, I experienced a random loss of data connectivity where the signal bars turned white (as opposed to blue) and the 3G icon disappeared. I toggled Airplane Mode on and off twice with no results. I finally had to pull the battery to reconnect.

Isn't toggling Airplane Mode supposed to restore dropped data connections every time?
It's possible it was a network hicupp or a baseband software conflict that looped and resolved itself. Airplane mode has never been a sure-fire way for me to "come back from no signal" so I wouldn't hold too much credence to that method if I were you. If you find yourself constantly dropping a signal then it could potentially be either hardware issues or outdated tower lists.
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I just wish there were a way to tell one from the other concretely so I don't A) keep a phone that has bad hardware, or B) buy a new phone and continue to have problems because I'm in a bad area.

As for the tower list thing, that's solved by updating the PRL, right?
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I just wish there were a way to tell one from the other concretely so I don't A) keep a phone that has bad hardware, or B) buy a new phone and continue to have problems because I'm in a bad area.

As for the tower list thing, that's solved by updating the PRL, right?
Indeed *228, option 2.
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