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  1. speede541

    speede541 Android Enthusiast
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    Edit: *Wednesday's* outage

    Yesterday (Friday) was GREAT.

    I was pulling my hair out Wednesday due to the outage. Didn't know the network was down, and was cursing my phone due to all kinds of Nav problems and no signal in Fry's.

    Thursday, when things were back to normal (supposedly), I had a horrendous day tethering -- couldn't get videos to load without constant buffering, and even simple HTML pages were causing the phone to choke.

    Broke down and called 611 to log a complaint. A "4G specialist" had me pull my SIM and do a full power-off boot, half expecting the phone NOT to come back up. Then he told me to take it to the store and exchange it. The store didn't, but installed a new SIM "just in case" (I thought this was a worthless exercise, but went along with it).

    Anyhow, cut to Friday, and my connection was fantastic all day, with solid 4G without the constant switching, practically no buffering, really felt like I was working on my home Comcast connection.

    I'm wondering if it was adjustments Verizon made to their system after the outage, or possibly the new SIM, or maybe the thick layer of fog in the morning that made the big difference. Yesterday proved to me that this phone can work reliably, even in a weaker 4G signal area.
     

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    My LTE signal seems to have bumped up a bit as well. dbm readings are now consistently lower, well closer to -60, it's been swell :cool:
     
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    Do you use an app to monitor your dBm readings, and if so, what?
     
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    I purposely didn't poke at my dbm's yesterday because I was so relieved it was working, but I'll be checking into that. I've been consistently in the -95 to -106 range at this particular location.
     
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    settings> about phone> status is all I use. Whether it is 100% accurate or not who knows. I believe it is :)
     
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    It may have been your sim card also. I know sometimes sim cards can screw the phones up and maybe the new one helped some along with verizon "tweaking" their network.
     
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    Well, whatever it was, I'm convinced something is different. Connection is reliable and consistent, whereas previously it switched between LTE & 3G with a minute or so of downtime in between.
     
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    are you stock or using a ROM? If using a ROM which one.
     
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    I noticed no difference.
     
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