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General 4G LTE Connectivity Issues

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DaManDJ3, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. DaManDJ3

    DaManDJ3 Well-Known Member
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    Anyone else having problems getting a steady 4G LTE connection?

    I've tried the Restore connectivity app...no help
    I've tried a new sim card...no help

    I have to keep turning on and off airplane mode to get it to work again.

    Very frustrating that I can't get a solid connection. It's starting to remind me of my last crappy phone the Samsung Droid Charge.
     

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  2. la sal

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    I haven't had any issues today in my zip code. Netflix played smoothly during my lunch break.
     
  3. razrclive

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    Your lucky we don't have 4G LTE here in UK yet.
     
  4. AVSkillet

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    I live in a 3g area. And I rarely have data connectivity issues here. But when I travel to urban areas and get a 4gLTE signal, I have noticed that it often times has trouble staying connected to the 4g. I would refer to the Verizon forums. I've heard that it's more of a Verizon problem than a problem with the Razr.
     
  5. JimPap

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    Do you have another 4G phone to make a comparison to?

    That'll narrow down whether it's the phone or the network.
     
  6. Adara

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    I agree that it's a Verizon problem -- or, more precisely, a the-way-Verizon-speaks-to-Motorola-4G-phones problem. (Been through this when I went through 2 Bionics before they sent me a RAZR -- as these are supposed to be more stable, what with being on ICS.)

    Last Friday, at Dodger Stadium -- Dodger freakin' stadium -- I went from 4 bars on LTE to no signal at all and everything in between (a 3G signal, and, at one point, a 1X one(!)). The phone in the hand of the person to my left had no such issues -- she's on Verizon, but I'm honestly not sure if it was a 4G phone. Still, she held a data connection solidly, which is more than my RAZR could.

    Sigh.
     
  7. Adauth

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    No issues here. I also had a strong signal during the LSU game over the weekend. 96k+ people.
     
  8. euph_22

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    It couldn't possibly have anything to do with the fact that you were in a stadium with 56,000 other people all trying to use the same cell towers. In all seriousness, that is what is happening. You are being kicked off one tower after another. Maybe the lady next to you lucked out, got a slot high enough up the queue that she didn't get dropped. Or as you mentioned, if she had a 3g phone she wouldn't be trying to connect to LTE and thus wouldn't get kicked off as much.

    As for the guy at the LSU game, they have mobile cell sites that can use for big events, emergencies, etc. Maybe they didn't have them at Dodger stadium. It would make more sense to have them at a Football game that only happens once every other week than at baseball games which happen 4 times a week.

    I also love how you immediately concur with the OP that it's a Verizon network issue, when you to seem to be describing completely different situations with completely different theories behind them.

    Oh, I do have nearly constant connectivity issues during the day. But that's because the network in Milwaukee near the UW-Milwaukee campus is horribly insufficient for the load.
     
  9. Adara

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    Let me clarify, then. I agreed with the OP not because of what happened to me at Dodger Stadium the other night (which, upon further research, does appear to be due to generally crappy reception at the stadium) but because I went through this for months with the Bionic. (Hence the part of my post where I said "Been through this when I went through 2 Bionics before they sent me a RAZR.")

    It was not a completely different situation. It was surprisingly similar to the OP's situation, except that, in addition to the new SIM card which didn't help, I also went through a factory reset which didn't help, a couple of network service tickets which didn't help, and a replacement Bionic which also ... didn't help. After a bunch of VZW techs who claimed to have no damn idea why my Bionic was dropping 4G (which, like the OP, I could get back by toggling airplane mode -- although sometimes it required turning the phone off and on as well as toggling airplane mode), I finally got a tech who admitted that it was a known problem (duh), and that ICS vastly improved (but did not completely solve) it. Which is why they sent me the RAZR -- as the Bionic's OTA ICS date kept getting pushed back.

    My mistake in the post was in assuming (clearly incorrectly) that a signal in Dodger Stadium should be strong and solid. Bad example. I had similar problems last Thursday in a restaurant, when my RAZR dropped 4G (and went to nothing, rather than 3G). I've also had the same problem at home. So, no, I didn't concur with the OP based on a different situation. I concurred with the OP because the post sounded suspiciously like the data dropping hell I've been living through since June.

    I appreciate you filling me in on the situation about stadiums. I don't appreciate the gratuitous snark.
     
  10. DaManDJ3

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    This has nothing to do with stadiums....no matter where I am my phone cannot keep a steady data connection. It's even more annoying because I paid full price for my phone just to keep my unlimited data. It's hard to take advantage of unlimited data when you don't have a data connection without restarting your phone every 10 minutes.
     

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