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    Default How long does it take the Nexus 4 to acquire a signal after being in a "no service" area?

    I've currently got a iPhone 3gs sitting on the T-Mobile network and when I'm in my office I get no signal.. Once I leave the building it takes minutes to reacquire the network signal -- frequently about 3-4 or more minutes. I realize that the iPhone 3gs is not talking on all available frequencies for TMO but thought I'd ask -- if the same sort of situation was to be done using the Nexus 4, how long might it take the Nexus 4 to reacquire a TMO signal?
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    Default Re: How long does it take the Nexus 4 to acquire a signal after being in a "no service" area?

    Seconds.
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    I havent tested this with no service to full service but if i turn ON aeroplane mode(no service) and turn OFF the mode. it takes about 1-2 seconds to get back the service
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    Default Re: How long does it take the Nexus 4 to acquire a signal after being in a "no service" area?

    Thanks guys! I'm looking forward to making the jump to Android from my current 'vintage' iPhone as soon as they are restocked in the play store..
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    Quote Originally Posted by osxaddict View Post
    as soon as they are restocked in the play store..
    So . . . next Christmas?

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: How long does it take the Nexus 4 to acquire a signal after being in a "no service" area?

    I've been testing the switching times between standard T-Mobile networks and their 1900MHz refarming, as well as from dead areas and roaming areas moving into areas of standard T-Mobile service. All signal changes happened within thirty seconds of when they should have, with the average being around eight seconds.

    Jumping from a 3GS to any recently-released Android phone will yield many benefits in the areas of signal strength and reception, and the Nexus 4 is definitely near the top of the list. It's fast and -- so far -- quite reliable.
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    Default Re: How long does it take the Nexus 4 to acquire a signal after being in a "no service" area?

    Thanks guys! I'm also expecting to be nicely surprised when that shiny Nexus 4 shows up in my mailbox! (yeah, whenever that is!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by osxaddict View Post
    Thanks guys! I'm also expecting to be nicely surprised when that shiny Nexus 4 shows up in my mailbox! (yeah, whenever that is!)
    As a developer, I work with quite a few devices as they come and go from the market.. and I was very pleasantly surprised by the Nexus 4. You'll love it.
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    Default Re: How long does it take the Nexus 4 to acquire a signal after being in a "no service" area?

    I'm on AT&T now but when I was on TMO I noticed that when I went into an area that was Edge only, if I then re-entered an area with HPSA+, the phone would sometimes refuse to give up the Edge connection. I'd have to toggle on/off airplane mode to get it to go back to HPSA+.

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