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General Anyone else having issues with dropped calls on the Eris?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gadgetmom88, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. gadgetmom88

    gadgetmom88 Well-Known Member
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    I had Verizon about 2 years ago before I switched to AT&T for the iPhone. I can't remember ever having issues with dropped calls before, and that's what made me come back to Verizon from AT&T. However, since I'm back I'm having all kinds of trouble with dropped calls. I'm dropping 1-2 calls a day. Is anyone else having this trouble? Also, I find I'm rarely seeing more than 1-2 bars of service, especially indoors. What gives? I know Verizon has the best coverage in my area, so is it the phone, or just my phone?
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    i really think you got a lemon gadgetmom. i have not had 1 dropped call yet.
     
  3. J.R.

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    I've noticed that service with my Eris is much poorer than my last couple LG phones on Verizon.
     
  4. Needsdecaf

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    Service is poorer or the number of bars shown is poorer?

    There is a known issue with the signal meter displayed not being accurate, being fixed during the Dec (or Jan forget which one) software update.


    @ Gadgetmom - no dropped calls here. Dropped BT connections, yes. But no dropped calls.
     
  5. bbrad

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    I have noticed the Eris has dropped calls on me too. My BB Pearl didn't do that. I sometimes hear connection noise and static in some calls with the Eris. Never had that with other phones.
     
  6. jlevy73

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    The Eris has better cell phone reception than any VZW phone I have had. Granted I live in Los Angeles but on my normal commute there is one dead spot that always drops my call. The Eris has yet to drop one call.
     
  7. Fathawk

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    I was in Vegas last week and had problems with every other call dropping due to "Signal Fade" when I showed a perfect signal as far as the handset knew.

    I have also had people call me and I did not receive the calls, did it in my house with my wifes phine and the Eris didn't even ring.
     
  8. Squirrel

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    I know these posts are older, but I am having some problems with dropped calls in areas where I normally wouldn't have a problem. I had 3 yesterday that told me "signal faded." My old LG is consistenly showing more bars for service. It is only my 2nd day with the phone, so I need to give it some more time. Updating the cell towers is *221, right? Great phone though.
     
  9. Gdwheel

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    I have had the "signal faded" problem too. It has occurred in areas where the signal is not terribly strong, but other phones hold the signal.
     
  10. Squirrel

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    I am bummed about this. I updated the towers (*228), so hopefully I will see improvement tomorrow. I will keep my LG with me and compare bars throughout the day.
     
  11. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member
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    I'll often drop to no bars, but I haven't had any service issues or dropped calls. My signal strength indicator fluctuates a lot.
     

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