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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by blastbeats, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. blastbeats

    blastbeats Newbie
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    I am one of those people who has been having connection issues with my GNex since the day I took it home. I finally had enough and brought it back to the store yesterday. They took the phone back but did charge me a restocking fee which I feel I shouldn't have to pay considering if the phone worked, I would have kept it.

    So I called VZW, got escalated to a higher tier, explained the situation to the supervisor who said I have to pay the fee. The reason is because I never called for tech troubleshooting. If I had called and they didn't find anything I could have done to fix it, they would have allowed the return. I said a quick search on the internet shows I am not the only one with this problem.
    That's when he said "Well, I looked into it, but there are no open tickets. There is a fix coming for the signal bar accuracy, but nothing open regarding weak signal strength."

    So, for anyone planning to return this phone: Make sure you call up for tech troubleshooting first.
    For anyone with weak signal planning to keep this phone: Better call up and log a ticket cause VZW is playing dumb.

    Between the 3 in-store and 2 telephone VZW employees I talked to, they all asked why I wanted to return this great phone. I said the same thing each time, it is a great phone and if it was able to keep up the connection as well as my 2yr old Droid Eris I would have loved to keep it.

    I have a Rezound on the way now but I did want to wish you all with signal issues good luck. I hope there is a firmware/software fix incoming because its a shame for such a great phone to be crippled by one vital weakness.

    I charged it up and took a couple screenshots before I left work yesterday to show what I have been dealing with:



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  2. The_Chief

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    I am on the phone now with Verizon. If I have to get a replacement, it may as well be now before I get any more invested in this one :(
  3. ska.t73

    ska.t73 Android Expert

    Man sorry to hear about that Chief, hope you can get a new one without any issues. I remember you from the OG Droid days, nice to see so many of us moving over to this phone. Hopefully it can be everything you expected.
  4. The_Chief

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    Yeah, it's been a long time, huh?

    I called VZW and they said that -83Dbm that I have here is well within range. Next time I am down at the parents house I'll have to do more troubleshooting there to find out why my wife's Droid had signal and my Nexus didn't.

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