3G Data Issues Part Deux?
So I had data service last night... and this morning on my way to work seemed fine too. Now, as of about a half hour ago... I have no 3G Data. I tried everything the Verizon tech rep walked me through when this happened last week to no avail. If it doesn't resolve be early afternoon, I'm going to RTS and factory reset. Anyone else having issues right now?
Welp. I rebooted once more just to be sure, no dice. Then, on a sneaking suspicion, I uninstalled the Easytether APK I got off Fileshare a few days ago. Rebooted after that, and wouldn't you know... 3G data returned. I'm going to re-install Easytether and see if this is a repeatable process.
- 05-06-2011, 01:02 PM #3
- 05-06-2011, 03:09 PM #5
- 05-26-2011, 10:27 PM #8
- 05-26-2011, 10:54 PM #9
- 05-27-2011, 08:27 AM #10
I have a replacement Fascinate now and although there is a night and day difference in the 3G reliability, there are still issues.
I've studied the behavior of my phones (the bad one and now the new one) and I think I see some interesting patterns. It appears that if the phone detects a marginal data connection, it resets the 3G link (which causes the 3G icon to wink out). With my old Fascinate, this happened CONSTANTLY. WIth the new one, it happens in areas with marginal signal strength, especially when using the wireless hotspot feature, but otherwise seems to work well in areas with good signal strength.
I don't think the Fascinate has a very good antenna/radio design (by the way, whose bright idea was it to put the antennas ***INSIDE*** of the phones - we were all much better off when we had real antennas!). There are plenty of areas where I know the signal strength was better on my Blackberry and where I know I'm pretty close to the cell site, and the signal strength on the Fascinate is around -101 to -106 dBm. -106 dBm seems to be the bottom for the Fascinate, I've never seen it read lower than that, and at -106 dBm the link quality seems to be very poor.
Welp, I can say that the antenna on the DX is superior. I'm not quite sure where dBm is at, but going by the ol' signal strength bars, it's a lot better. I'm sitting at work where VZW has said repeatedly that the area I'm in should have excellent signal. On my Fascinate I was getting 1-2 bars, I have full bars right now on my X. I have yet to be in a place where I don't have at LEAST 1X data, and even that is (so far) exceedingly rare. I'm really digging this device quite a bit. Especially since I just got the OTA to Gingerbread. It's pretty sweet.
- 06-01-2011, 06:45 PM #12
- 161 Posts
Thought about the x but side by side the fascinate screen blows the x away....I had 3g issues too.....would get signal for a minute or two then lose it for a minute or two....would do this all day....today I called big red and they did a switch reset on their end.....all is good now......we shall see...
- 06-01-2011, 09:43 PM #13
- 06-01-2011, 10:05 PM #14
- 108 Posts
TSM PARTS --> 3g issues
Was playing around in the hidden menu portion of the TSM parts.. just clicking and checking out what each menu does... i went thru every single thing.. even clicked RTN RESET... but that just caused a FC... actually.. a couple of them caused FC's when i tried clicking them...
However, after playing around... i started having 3g issues... first it would completely knock out after using an app or browser... then it will come back 2 minutes later and then i can use the app or browser for about two minutes.. then it knocked out again..... but when i didnt use an app, the 3g stayed connected consistently... then about an hour or so later, the 3g service stopped connecting all together. i tried everything...
i *228'ed, i rebooted, cleared everything.. then as a final resort, i wiped data.. nothing.. so i wiped 3 times.. wiped cache 3 times.. wiped dalvik.. reflashed commrom1.3 and OTB 1.5.. wiped everything 3 times again.. then reinstalled everything...
what gives? did i mess a hidden menu setting? how do i fix?
I called verizion and they sent to me tier 2... they said they were going to replace my phone until the guy said tehre was a 3g outage cause of the tornado watch in boston.. but everyone around me has 3g service..same carrier. same phone.. so i think he has his head up his bum...
- 06-01-2011, 10:08 PM #15Steve
- 06-02-2011, 06:44 PM #16
- 161 Posts
Yeah when I talked to the first lady she was ready to replace my phone then sent me to the level 2 tech....told him about the way the 3g was going in and out every 2 minutes or so...told him about all things I tried like battery pull and factory reset....I am rooted and using evil fascinate 3.6 with the honeycomb theme over it....I called from the phone so that they could not have me mess around with anything and find out it was rooted....since he did the reset it has been working great.....love this phone...