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  1. spangler07

    spangler07 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was getting 3G yesterday, my first full day with the phone, and suddenly today, I can't connect to 3G at all. I've tried turning off and on the Mobile Network. I've restarted the phone 3 times. I don't know what else to do.

    Anyone else experiencing this problem? Or has anyone heard of it/seen a fix?
     

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    Caddyman Well-Known Member

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    ryanc2 Well-Known Member

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    This fixed it for me:

    Settings --> Wireless Controls --> Mobile Network Settings --> Network Service.

    Make sure it is set to Automatic. Mine was set to 'Home Only' and I couldn't stay off 1X to save my life. Now nothing but 3G.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    spangler07 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks do much. I'll definitely try that!

    It did sound like this is an issue being addressed in the Dec 11 patch though. Perhaps this is a short term workaround?

    What's the difference between home only and auto?
     
  5. ryanc2

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    Not entirely sure what the difference is, but the Verizon guy made it sound like it should definitely be on Automatic. Either way, I have been strong 3G since.

    The 12/11 fix is supposed to address when acquiring a 1X signal, it will not lock back on to 3G, but a reboot should be a workaround.
     
  6. Grizzld

    Grizzld Well-Known Member

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    I believe, if your phone is on 'home only,' it will only work when it is within range of your home system which is determined by your System Identification Number (SID).

    Here's a little more info on the subject:

    System Identification Number (SID) Allocations
     

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