1. wilderja's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 5 from the play store (as of last December). Recently, I have been having severe network connection issues with "Time without a signal" ranging as high as 30% over a couple of hours. Sometimes it works for a couple of hours and never has that problem. I have T-Mobile. I have talked with them and they say the tower (2G only in this area) is fine. I have swapped the SIM card, done a factory reset, even had Play Store replace the phone, and I am still having problems. Could this be an issue with the latest KitKat 4.4.4? Another bad phone? T-Mobile is running more tests on their tower, but I don't remember this problem earlier. As it is in my pocket a lot, I don't know how often it drops the connection, but I don't remember this happening earlier this year. Could this be an issue with 4.4.4?

    08-13-2014 10:39 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you often indoors? Is signal worse indoors, which is more likely with T-Mobile than with other carriers?

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    08-14-2014 12:09 AM
  3. wilderja's Avatar
    I am often indoors. But I have been indoors a lot (I work from home) and this appears to be a relatively new issue. I have been a T-Mobile customer in this same house doing the same thing for several years, and again, this appears to be a relatively new issue. So, could this be an issue with Android and the Nexus 5? My wife has a Moto X, and when I drop the signal, she does not, which implies it may be the phone as the sim card has already been replaced.
    08-14-2014 08:44 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It could be a phone issue--signal dropping has been a somewhat common complaint for the Nexus 5. Since you're often at home, you could consider calling T-Mobile and requesting a signal booster, which they provide for free if you're on the Simple Choice plan. I have one at home, and it boosts my signal from 1-2 bars to 5 bars on a call.
    08-15-2014 12:57 AM
  5. wilderja's Avatar
    I have called them. Unfortunately, my tower is still 2G (not upgraded yet) and they say their boosters ONLY work on 3G/4G, not 2G. **SIGH**
    08-15-2014 08:51 AM
  6. msndrstood's Avatar
    You should call them back and have them reprovision your phone. I just went through this with Sprint, fixed my problem. Let us know what happens.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    08-15-2014 09:25 AM
  7. wilderja's Avatar
    "reprovision your phone" - what does that mean? If this by chance means a factory reset, I have already done that, as well as replace the sim.
    08-15-2014 02:02 PM
  8. msndrstood's Avatar
    No, they will ask you to enter numbers into your phone, it reboots and ir re-registers your phone on their network. No loss of data or info. It is NOT a factory reset.

    I had to go to level 2 tech support, not sure if the CSR's are able to do it on their own.

    Sent via The Big, Bad, Beautiful Note 3
    08-15-2014 05:44 PM
  9. wilderja's Avatar
    Interesting - I will try that in the near future (trying other things first). Would this also happen if I change the SIM card? I am guessing not, but I want to check, as I have replaced the SIM card.If not, then I will put that on my list to try.
    Thanks for the help.
    08-16-2014 08:58 AM
  10. kjell_leo's Avatar

    I live in Sweden and I run on Telias-network.

    I have the same issue. I'm leaving a comment here so I can follow this thread.

    Best regards
    09-09-2014 08:46 AM

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