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General Long time to figure out network changes?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by airprakken, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. airprakken

    airprakken Member
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    I live where there is no coverage of any kind (except WiFi) inside my house. I normally leave the phone dark (pressed hangup). If I carry it to town in that dark state and then try to use it, it seems to take a long time to figure out the network is available. Long enough that rebooting is faster -- sometimes several minutes. If I reboot (off, on), then it finds the network immediately.

    Is anybody else seeing anything like this?
     

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  2. airprakken

    airprakken Member
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    OK, the same thing happened today in this sequence:

    - Phone at home with no phone or EDGE coverage in my house
    - Turned off WiFi before I left
    - Drove to nearby small town to take my mother to the store (snow)
    - Sat in parking lot with excellent T-Mobile coverage: all bars on phone and instant EDGE
    - Used phone for 15 minutes and the E icon at the top never came up. Tried kicking off Gmail synch and some other things to induce downloads -- nothing. Tried maps on my position -- found the position with GPS with no problem but no actual map due to no EDGE
    - Turned phone off and on
    - Got instant EDGE coverage and everything worked great

    I would really like to hear from someone on this with at least a suggest how best to report it to the vendors: T-Mob or Google? Or both?

    Thanks
     
  3. Filament

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    I have the same issues. I'll have reception, then drive through an area with no reception and get the X on the signal bars. Then I'll continue driving and get to an area that I know has excellent reception, but the phone won't pick up on the signal until I restart it, or manually connect to the mobile network in the wireless settings. It's rather annoying :(
     
  4. johnnewhouse

    johnnewhouse Well-Known Member
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    i am currently flicking 'airplane mode' on and off to give it a kick start in getting reception back. its faster than turning the phone off and on.
    i normally lose reception (in an area with 2 bar coverage minimum) about 5 times a week.
     
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