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    Reception is terrible. We live in a marginal signal area. Typically 100dbm-105dbm Verizon sent a free extender.Even the Fascinate this replaced had better reception.
    In an email reply from HTC two days ago they tell me they are currently working on a software fix for the antenna.
    No estimate of when it will be available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryA View Post
    Reception is terrible. We live in a marginal signal area. Typically 100dbm-105dbm Verizon sent a free extender.Even the Fascinate this replaced had better reception.
    In an email reply from HTC two days ago they tell me they are currently working on a software fix for the antenna.
    No estimate of when it will be available.
    Those bastards! They sent a free extender? They wouldn't send me one free and I was persistent. And they didn't even warn me that I was in a known crappy reception area when I first got the phone. I had to find out the hard way. I had to pay for my extender. And I have to say it's not great. It gives me full bars, but there is a delay in the conversation. Do you get that?

    Nice to hear about the antenna fix. Are you rooted? Have you flashed any other antenna? I haven't yet but wonder if there are better ones out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astrodroid View Post
    Those bastards! They sent a free extender? They wouldn't send me one free and I was persistent. And they didn't even warn me that I was in a known crappy reception area when I first got the phone. I had to find out the hard way. I had to pay for my extender. And I have to say it's not great. It gives me full bars, but there is a delay in the conversation. Do you get that?

    Nice to hear about the antenna fix. Are you rooted? Have you flashed any other antenna? I haven't yet but wonder if there are better ones out there.
    This might be a dumb question. But what kind of extender are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGr8 View Post
    This might be a dumb question. But what kind of extender are you talking about?

    Sent from my Droid Incredible 2 using Tapatalk.
    It's the

    It's a femtocell, essentially a mini tower in your house that's the size of a beefy router or modem. It runs your calls through your high speed internet connection. So if you have no bars in your house, this fixes that within a certain range of the unit.
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    Well I gave up and rooted before the last update was pushed to my device. Here's what I've found, I took the radio package that was available and flashed it still running stock with the bloatware frozen. I had a marginally better numeric value for reception. Then in order to avoid getting the update pushed to my phone I went to a custom ROM (unity) and now I am still running the updated radio but I don't have any of the issues that I had before. Call quality is much better and very few if any dropped calls and the issue of calls connecting and then not being able to hear any one or be heard is gone completely.
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    Hi all,

    I've had my Incredible 2 for about 9 months. Just the other day I started having call malfunctions - I receive a call from a contact, but in reality my number dialed another contact. It has happened probably ten times in the past couple days. I've broken one too many phones in the past so this I've taken great care of- screen protectors, phone cases, leave it at home during the party, etc. There is no water damage to the battery or actual phone according to the criss-cross water detectors. Help please?!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Hi Elise. I will offer you some advice below that you probably don't need, just since I don't know enough to give more technical answers. But since there are other people here who might be able to answer with higher level info, it would help if you let us know if you are running your phone in stock mode just like it came from the store/carrier or if you have rooted it and are running some other rom on it. If those terms sound foreign, the answer is that you are running stock. Either way, it may help other people answer if you list what numbered version of the operating system (whether stock or custom) you're using, which you should be able to find out from the settings menu under something like "About This Phone" (not sure how it reads because I'm running a custom rom that might be different in that area). For example, I'm running the Virtuous Unity rom v2.39.0, Android version 2.3.4, and HTC Sense version 3.0. People may be able to use that information to let you know of particular problems with your rom or version and may help them give you a solution.

    Now for my Android-for-Dummies advice (best I've got):

    Have you powered down the device as in shut it all the way off, taken out the battery for a bit, and restarted it? If not, try that.

    Have you tried the thing in the settings menu where you tell it to check for updates? If not, try that. Maybe a pending OTA update would resolve it. (Or maybe you just got one and that's when the problem started)

    Have you tried doing a factory reset? This will wipe out everything on your phone and return it to the state it was in when you first bought it and you'll have to set everything up again in terms of re-downloading your apps from your accounts at the app store(s), setting up your icons and widgets and wallpapers and screens the way you want, etc. Anything that was stored locally and not backed up to the web or to an SD card will be wiped out, such as photos and local data in some apps that don't back up to the web (maybe notes or gas mileage entries or saved game data, etc.). Obviously if you're rooted and running a custom rom, this would be a more complicated issue involving re-flashing the rom and all, but if you're not running a custom rom it doesn't apply and if you are running a custom rom then all of this advice is elementary and someone with your tech level would have already tried these steps. I'm listing them since I don't know your situation.

    One thing that happened to mine for a while that may be somewhat related was that I'd get a wrong number call but it would show up as a call from my buddy, with his contact avatar showing with the unknown number. Strange. It happened for a while and went away, not sure why.

    If all else fails, call Verizon support and let them know it's happening. Maybe they'll send you a replacement. They'll probably walk you through similar steps I've outlined above before getting to that point. If you do send it back, be sure to do a factory reset first so your info and accounts aren't still on it.

    OK that's all I've got. Good luck!
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    I have an INC2 w/Page Plus. I haven't been able to update it at all. I understand that the updates come through Verizon but I read on another forum a way to update w/o rooting. Does anyone know a step by step guide? I found this LINK but I don't understand it at all. Can someone give me a step by step guide? Thanks
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