This just started yesterday -- and I am wondering if anyone else is having this issue? I always had a consistent 3G connection on my Droid X, but it now keeps dropping down to 1X intermittently, and sometimes I even get a "No connection" error! Very frustrating!!! Anyone else on Verizon seeing this? Is this Verizon hiccuping? Or did a recently upgraded app hose my radio!?
This has been happening a bit to me the past 2-3 days. I have always had a fairly solid 3G signal at my house and at school, but lately once or twice a day it will drop to 1x for no reason and not come back to 3g for a few minutes. Sometimes it helps if I toggle airplane mode on/off.
Thanks for confirming. Maybe it is their network then? This has never happened to me before and I've been with VZW for several years now.
I tried the airplane mode, it doesn't solve it for me. What's interesting though, is if you go into the menu > About Phone > Status, you can watch it keep switching between "CDMA - EvDo rev.A" and "CDMA - 1xRtt" every so often. Signal strength also fluctuates between -65dBm to -72 dBm. Not sure if I don't have a good signal or what... ? I really wish I knew if this was phone-related or Verizon network-related! Maybe I will have to call them...
I can confirm its happened to me too this week. To see it happening to others must mean a network issue, but i doubt we're all in the same geographic area. So it must be systemic. I'm in Washington btw.
I travelled to Charlotte yesterday from Atlanta for work this week. I thought it was because I was in a different city that may not have had as good 3G coverage. Now after reading this, I guess it's a Verizon thing and not a location thing. A *228 (Option 2) update helped a little, but it's still happening intermittantly.
Im having a problem where my Data Connection will freeze to the point i have to reset the connection in order for anything to work. Sometimes I will drop down to 1X, but most times i will have to data at all. I just called Verizon and they think the problem is phone related...
Does anyone else have this data connection freeze that i do?
The 1X issue started last week for us (I have an X and my husband has a Droid 2). It also seemed to affect our battery and drained it more quickly. I had trouble with the browser freezing and I would have to pull the battery as well. We travelled to a different part of Oregon and the 3g came back and was very fast.
I think it is just a Verizon network issue. I hope it will be fixed soon.
Yes, battery was draining VERY quickly!!! I normally got a whole day out of a charge, but with this switching back and forth from 3G to 1X, it drained it in a few hours!
I called Verizon last night and they are looking into it. It may have to do with something that happened when their 4G network went down last week.. who knows. But so far today I have not had this issue, and I am back up to 3 bars on constant 3G!!!! My battery is loving it!
(hope I didn't speak too soon. lol)
Still having issues in Charlotte. Of course my battery is draining quicker than normal too. Monday when I arrived I forgot my charger in the hotel room and my battery was dead after a half a day in the office. I was at 15% when I got back to the hotel. No fun at all!
I was on the phone with VZW tonight troubleshooting my 3G Hotspot tonight (I'm not paying Hilton $10 a night for wifi) and when I mentioned the 3G/1X issue, he stated that he was not aware of any connectivity issues. I told him the Android Central DX forum was ablaze with many people having the same issue, he said he would have it checked into. I doubt it will go any further than our call, but it is scarry that he stated that he was not aware of any connection issues. :-/