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  1. rezajune

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    Why do I call this a Garbage Phone.

    Its about the signal stupid.....

    it has the best screen ever, fastest camera, super fast chips..fast 4g, latest android,..blah..blah..blah.

    But I can't use it because I have no damn signal on it, 4g or 3g at my house.

    I actually bought two of them, one for me and one for my brother who lives with me.

    My Droid X never once dropped a call at my house with full bars all the time. (My friends Razr also had full signal with fast 4g and perfect voice calling)

    Both Gnex had no signal in 4g or 3g and I had to use my house phone to make calls because Gnex would drop calls left and right and became unusable.

    Before we start looking at all the goodies a phone comes with. Can we all just take a breather and ask ourselves.....but can I use it to make phone calls...duhh...that is why we have cell phones in the first place right!!??

    Returning both phones today, really bummed that Samsung, Verizon and google think I am a sheep and that I am too stupid to research this problem on the internet.

    Thanks for the 300 dollar paperweight.

    And for the people who think I am crazy,...look at this forum and other forums,...a lot of people are having the same problem with signal.

    learned my lesson, never buy phone on launch date,..I will wait a month after a launch.

    I never missed my Droid X like I did when I was on Gnex.
     

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  2. Jersey Tom

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    Yup. Makes calls no issue here. Sorry to hear you don't have strong signal.
     
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    Mine works just fine in all locations so far. Maybe you should try exchanging yours first?

    p.s. I don't think we need any more hyperbole around here do we? I mean "Garbage Phone"? Please ..
     
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    It is definitely not as good as the rezound for me. I'm hoping for an update otherwise it has to go back. It makes me sad.
     
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    you guys are right....so I bought two phones and they both were unusable, but I still need to get two more phones to proof you guys are right.

    How is it possible that my Droid X had perfect signal (3g) and never once dropped a call and after Gnex I am resorted to use a landline to run my company.

    Back to Droid X with full signal and no more landline.

    Everybody on the XDA, android forum, all the droid forums around are also crazy and their complains are also fake.

    I don't like buying expensive gadgets and playing Russian roulette with signal strength when my entire company is relying on me having the ability to talk on the cell phone.

    Can you hear me now.
     
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    Since you obviously live in an area that doesn't have a good signal doesn't make the phone garbage. No it doesn't get the same signal as other phones but I'm willing to be the majority of the GN owners are making and receiving calls with no issues.
     
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    Poor reception is a signficant problem with this phone.

    I saw the title of this thread and thought to myself that I would find 'garbage' appropriate if you were talking about reception... and you are.

    I'm still holding out for a solution though. *fingers crossed*
     
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    I consistently have 3-4 4G bars in my house. Love this phone.
     
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    I guess you didn't take your time to read my post, but its ok..

    Here it is in full caveman terminology.

    2 of these Samsung Galaxy Nexus: NO 4g, NO 3g, Barely can make and receive calls, Drops 10 out of 10 after a few seconds

    2 of these Droid X: Full Signal 3g, never once drops a call (had it since it came out)

    1 of this Droid Razr: Full Signal 4g, 3g, 10 down + 10 up on 4g, never once drops a call. (friend comes over since launch and comes over a lot to hang out)

    I call it garbage, because garbage also has no signal.

    Back on Both Droid X with full Signal strength and perfect as before.

    I wish I didn't rely on my phone so much to run entire company, if cell phones were just for fun, it would not bother me as much. But this stupid Galaxy phone made me lose a few important customers because during important calls, the Gnex would drop calls over and over again, pissing off my customers.
     
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    I get poor reception in my home, too. Nothing wifi doesnt solve...
     
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    Ok, so the Nexus doesn't work where you live. That doesn't mean the rest of us are having the same problem. Mine has not dropped from 4G once.

    Since the ones you've had don't work well for you I guess taking it back is your best option.

    Good luck with whatever device you choose.
     
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    I get better reception than my other phones, and I'm not talking about looking at some stupid arbitrary graphical bars.

    I'm talking real world call quality. I've already had callers remark that I sound clearer on their end. They sound clearer on my end too. What they need to fix is the bar display for all the crazy bench marking fanatics.
     
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    Closed for cleanup...

    The responses in this thread have been childish (at best). Infractions forthcoming.
     
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    Thread reopened


    As a reminder, the Forum Rules/Guidelines and Zero Tolerance Policies are VERY clear as to what's acceptable posting and what is not.

    Let's all rise up and ensure that future posts are helping other users and are respectful.
     
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    I've also retitled the topic to something less emotive, to prevent people jumping to conclusions.
     
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    I dont have an issue with signal strength nor call quality with my Nexus. I compared its signal to my wife's TB and they are almost equal. Most of the time they were within a few dBm of one another.
     
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    No issues at all here. I agree sounds to me from what ive read most people complaining about signal must live in a poor service area, because im not experiencing any dropped data, calls etc on mine.. the dbm is a little higher than my Bionic but it hasnt affected usability at all.
     
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    No signal at all? No dbm? If so, can you tell us what your actual dbm reading is?
     
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    My Nexus Rocks. Sorry to hear about your troubles OP, but keep in mind that most of your problems can be addressed via software update which will all come quickly since we get them straight from Google.
     
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    My bother would never do that for me.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your troubles, OP. Mine has been great. I've gone from the Storm 1, to the HTC Incredible, to the Gnex and this is a great phone. Best call quality, best battery life, best screen.

    I hope you solve your problems or get phones you're happy with.
     
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    Yeah, it sux for the OP but I'm not having the same problem in any of the areas that I frequent. The voice quality on the Nexus is much better than the Inc that it replaced, also.

    I wonder what the variable is?
     
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    Sorry to hear about the bad signal issues :(

    I've been using mine constantly and have had no issues.
     
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    I find that it's a superb phone for calls. Hear the ringer no issues, handset volume (not speaker) is VERY loud, much louder than Droid, Droid X and Blackberries.

    No dropped call issues. Data is another thing at times, but it is actually improving with time, not sure how. Speed check getting faster in the same locations. Battery iife is improving too.
     
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    Has there been an official acknowledgement of this problem from Verizon or Google?

    I really want to keep this phone and I'm hopeful that a software update will fix it, but how long do I have to try exchanging it for another Nexus? I don't want to be stuck with a device that can't get a connection from my office and is pretty spotty elsewhere.
     
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