Flaky radios on the unlocked GSM Moto X?

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I had an AT&T branded Moto X that worked without any connectivity issue. I picked up a custom unlocked GSM version from Moto Maker to replace it, as ATT wouldn't agree to unlock it for a year. The radio on the unlocked version seems to have some issues. Occasionally, I drop all cellular connectivity for 30 to 40 seconds. I cannot always recreate the issue, but it is most likely to happen when I dial a number and hang up before anyone answers, then immediately attempt to dial a new number. I get the hollow zero bar symbol and a network unavailable message when I try to place the call. It never lasts long.

Also, on the AT&T version - my LTE seemed a little more solid, but now I see the phone drop to 4G more frequently... but that may just be me looking at the phone more often (and oddly enough, a dead zone on the old AT&T phone is now connecting solidly and consistently on Edge).

So, there is clearly something different with the radio or software controlling the radio. Anyone else noticed any of this?
 
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I was also thinking this lately. I notice the service is not as good as my galaxy s3 was in some places. I was also blaming the unlocked gsm thing.
 

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I've noticed similar issues, but in my case also switched carriers to T Mobile. I've assumed it was because of their poor coverage, but now I wonder if it is also a difference between the att radio and the unlocked gsm one :/
 

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I've noticed similar issues, but in my case also switched carriers to T Mobile. I've assumed it was because of their poor coverage, but now I wonder if it is also a difference between the att radio and the unlocked gsm one :/

hi
i noticed the same issue i was working in a basement of a house i had no signal with my moto x i mean zero the other guy had a T-mobile samsung gallaxy 4 he had signal ,i saw it with my eyes he was surfing the web i was not able to do anything with the phone i could not believe it.
i was very disappointed !! i taking good care of my phone i have silicone case on it never dropped it i have good signal elsewhere, no issues .

what should i do i bought this phone for $350 and everybody says motorola has a good radio i mean i can use the phone but i wana be able to use it in a basement or places like that just like the other guy who also has t-mobile and the samsung gallaxy 4 is old how is the moto x cant compare to it .
 

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I had an AT&T branded Moto X that worked without any connectivity issue. I picked up a custom unlocked GSM version from Moto Maker to replace it, as ATT wouldn't agree to unlock it for a year. The radio on the unlocked version seems to have some issues. Occasionally, I drop all cellular connectivity for 30 to 40 seconds. I cannot always recreate the issue, but it is most likely to happen when I dial a number and hang up before anyone answers, then immediately attempt to dial a new number. I get the hollow zero bar symbol and a network unavailable message when I try to place the call. It never lasts long.

Also, on the AT&T version - my LTE seemed a little more solid, but now I see the phone drop to 4G more frequently... but that may just be me looking at the phone more often (and oddly enough, a dead zone on the old AT&T phone is now connecting solidly and consistently on Edge).

So, there is clearly something different with the radio or software controlling the radio. Anyone else noticed any of this?

hi
i noticed the same issue i was working in a basement of a house i had no signal with my moto x i mean zero the other guy had a T-mobile samsung gallaxy 4 he had signal ,i saw it with my eyes he was surfing the web i was not able to do anything with the phone i could not believe it.
i was very disappointed !! i taking good care of my phone i have silicone case on it never dropped it i have good signal elsewhere, no issues .

what should i do i bought this phone for $350 and everybody says motorola has a good radio i mean i can use the phone but i wana be able to use it in a basement or places like that just like the other guy who also has t-mobile and the samsung gallaxy 4 is old how is the moto x cant compare to it .

i may be getting the new sony Z2
 

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