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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pirahna, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. pirahna

    pirahna Well-Known Member
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    Anyone else having a problem staying connected to Sirius with thier thunderbolt?

    I never had a problem on my Droid X but my thunderbolt wont stay connected over 3g for more than 5-10 min before it wont connect anymore and just keeps searching. It can't be a signal problem because I have been listening to it in the same spot since the app came out on my DX.
     

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    is a smokey place.
    It's your data connection.

    I've found that even if I am in a strong 4g zone if I don't change the data connection to full time LTE only.. it will bump to another network e.g. CDMA or EVDO even for a split second.... and during this time data drops. This is the known transition issue that the supposed OTA update is going to fix.

    To remedy this problem dl the LTE OnOff app, if you haven't already, and change from LTE CDMA EVDo to just LTE 4g or CDMA auto (prl) 3g. This will force the bolt to not "scan" or transition automatically to look for another network giving you a solid data 3g or 4g stream.

    See if that works.
     
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    Thanks, I'll give it a try.
     
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    I'm having the same issue with Iheartradio!!! I start it up to listen to dc101 and it will only last about 10 minutes before the connection has failed (no wireless signal detected msg). It all started right after the 4G data outage. Before the outage, it worked flawlessly for as long as I wanted to listen. I also have turned off 4G LTE when I got my phone since I don't get 4G where I live so it's only 3G on my phone. It's really annoying!!
     
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    hmmmm, might have to give iheart a try again, it was horrible on the incredible, i just assumed it was just as bad on the bolt. Besides sirius, i use pandora alot and tunein for other radio stations.

    But to stay on topic, yes ive had the same issue with the sirius losing connection, i believe the other poster is right about losing the data connection, but its not only on the bolt, this happens on most phones including the iphone. I think they seriously need to update the app itself, as long as ive had it they havent worked on puting an update out for it and several complaint emails have gone unanswered to them. Its like they could care less. Stern promoted the hell out of it to get people to use it and it doesnt work properly and nothing is being done about it.

    And on top of that your paying for the service for the app.
     
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    I have never had it work well on any phone I have tried it on. It is a badly built app. Pandora flows perfectly the entire time I listen to it but you only get Sirius for 10-15 minutes before it loses the connection. The shame is that Pandora is free and Sirius is not. What a waste of money....MY MONEY :(
     
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    Well it looks like the LTE OnOff app is not the answer at least for me, it still worked for about 15 min and then just stopped. I was set to CDMA only. Would not restart until I powered off the phone and restarted again. Ughhh... What a pain.
     
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    This app sucks. I was using it in the gym tonite and I could not get through one entire song before the data connection was lost and would not restart. I turned off 4g using LTE Onoff and it still would drop the signal in less than a minute. VERY FRUSTRATING

    I dont like Pandora, any other music apps I could try?
     
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    yeah the sirius app just sucks, for Android.
    it wasn't tobad on winmobile.

    Slacker is so much better, plus the sound is twice as good.
     

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