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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by colsnr, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. colsnr

    colsnr Newbie
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    Have a Hero on Orange. Had it 2 months and ive had problems browsing since I got it.
    When browsing using the mobile network it would just stay on one notch of the green bar progress indicator and either stick like that or come up with the "page not found" screen.
    This would happen too often, probably about 30% of my attempts to look at a page.....all locations in UK.

    Never had a problem with wifi, finds the page quickly every time.

    I have just returned from abroad and before I went I purchased a 30 day roaming data package.

    When I arrived the phone defaulted to T-Mobile NL, and for the next 5 days I had complete trouble free very fast mobile network connections, 100% found every page I looked for.

    Returned to UK and back on Orange network Im having the same problems connecting to pages on the mobile network.

    So I can only presume from this that The Orange network is at fault, and not the phone.

    I have read lots of threads on here about the Hero having poor reception problems, well when I was abroad on a different network it acted like a different phone, signal bursting out the phone, mobile network absolutely bang on.

    Returned home and back to the loss of signal, texts not getting sent, "no page found" problems I had before I left.

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  2. afonja

    afonja Well-Known Member

    Please provide your ROM version (Menu > Settings > About phone > Build number)
  3. colsnr

    colsnr Newbie
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    Build Number
  4. lekky

    lekky Lover

    Try with another browser from the market, i'd recommend either steel or dolphin. Then we can diagnose if it is the phones connection or simply a browser issue.
  5. colsnr

    colsnr Newbie
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    Already have Dolphin and like the default browser when in the UK not finding pages about 30% of the time.
    When abroad both browsers had 100% page found success rate and a noticable increase in speed finding my bookmarks.
  6. kelcoshows

    kelcoshows Newbie

    I've noticed this as well. But just to throw a spanner into the works about it being an orange network fault, i've got a G2 on T-Mobile. Had the phone about a week and a half and I have the latest sotware update from T-Mobile's website. At the moment I'm using the default browser. I will try another and let you know if it helps me.
  7. david83

    david83 Well-Known Member

    i get the occasional 'page not found' screen. i always just assume it's a network issue.

    on a side note, does anyone else find the double tap to zoom function of the default browser to be completely useless half the time?
  8. ticho

    ticho Well-Known Member

    I always assumed that this is a misfeature where the app lags for a moment and somehow interprets the two taps as two fingers at once, zooming in. It usually happens to me if i accidentally double-tap a page when it is still loading, and the scrolling is a bit choppy. (A kingdom for a Hero 2 with the Snapdragon CPU!)
  9. kelcoshows

    kelcoshows Newbie

    I'm not a 100% sure on this yet but thought I would say it case someone has found this..but it appears to be only a problem when connected via 3g and not HSDPA (ie not seeing the little 'H'!).

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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