Should I try a different sim card?

rxmorph

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Hi,

I've had my nexus for about a month or so now and overall really enjoy it.. it is actually my first andriod device. A couple of my problems I am wondering about are:

-Person on other end of voice call fades in and out sometimes (I noticed this didnt occur as frequently when 4G was enabled however)

-I keep my device on 3G speed unless I need the extra speed in hopes that i am saving some sort of battery life (I have the extended battery). Although now since the update would I be better off keeping it on 4G since it seems my signal strength is better with LIT enabled or does all this sound like a SIM card issue?

-Voice dialer is still very quiet when activated using bluetooth device since the 4.0.4 update

Thanks
 

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Quality of voice calls shouldn't matter in 3g vs 4g mode. So they fade in and out, but they can hear you OK when you talk?

I keep my phone in 3g mode like you, unless I need the speed for something. 4g mode eats my battery very quickly for me, even with a strong signal. I think that's just the nature of the phone and 4g.

I can't comment on the voice dialer as I haven't had an issue with volume om my phone.
 

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I think people use the app Volume+ to deal with the voice dialer volume problem... that is a known issue. May want to try Voice Search instead, though you need to speak clearly for it to dial your contact instead of a business with a similar sounding name! (hit the mic on the persistent search bar for Voice Search). For just dialing, the Voice dialer is better barring the volume problem.

I can't speak to the fade in/out you are getting. I leave my phone 4g all the time though, whether that matters ??
 

rxmorph

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Quality of voice calls shouldn't matter in 3g vs 4g mode. So they fade in and out, but they can hear you OK when you talk?

I keep my phone in 3g mode like you, unless I need the speed for something. 4g mode eats my battery very quickly for me, even with a strong signal. I think that's just the nature of the phone and 4g.

I can't comment on the voice dialer as I haven't had an issue with volume om my phone.
Well they can normally hear me ok i believe.. it is just sometimes their voice fades to a low volume and i can hardly hear them, if at all, for maybe 1.5 seconds..not really a pattern to it..just kind of happens randomly in calls.. maybe i will give it more time..may had to do with the location i was in, even tho i have a pretty good signal..not sure if a different SIM card could possibly give me a bit better and more consistant signal tho..
I think people use the app Volume+ to deal with the voice dialer volume problem... that is a known issue. May want to try Voice Search instead, though you need to speak clearly for it to dial your contact instead of a business with a similar sounding name! (hit the mic on the persistent search bar for Voice Search). For just dialing, the Voice dialer is better barring the volume problem.

I can't speak to the fade in/out you are getting. I leave my phone 4g all the time though, whether that matters ??
I will try those apps you mentioned.. I have read where few have had success with using the Volume+ app.. i believe i tried it for a few days after getting my phone but maybe i didnt have the setting set rigt or something.. I have been leaving my phone in 3G the majority of the time because i thought i have read, too, where it is easier on the battery, but like i said it just makes me wonder now because since the update it seems like i only get two bars a lot with 3G in decent service area and almost full with 4G.. thanks for the input! ;)
 

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