1. Sfed's Avatar
    Okay - I'm mystified on this one. I just switched from a Droid X and have never had a problem in my home or office (they are about a mile apart) with a signal. With the Nexus, it is barely locked on a 3G signal, which I found odd. I checked the 4G coverage map on the Verizon site and I'm definitely in an area they claim to have solid 4G coverage. So I got a widget that shows the signal and to my surprise it says I am on a T-Mobile 3G signal with -113dBm. I tried turning the phone on and off, turning off roaming, and using both the CDMA only and LTE/CDMA settings and nothing changes.

    Am I missing something? Any advise is greatly appreciated.
    12-23-2011 10:28 AM
  2. willstilson's Avatar
    The widget you're using is most likely the culprit. It's probably not accurate. My guess is that you are connected to a tower, that Verizon leases a part of, from TMobile. The app has a database that shows that particular tower to be owned by TMobile. It puts 2 and 2 together and tells you its 5. Again just a guess.

    As for why you aren't getting 4G in a 4G area, thats the big question myself, and a few others would like answered. Just to be sure, verify that your device isn't set to 3G only.
    12-23-2011 10:33 AM
  3. majiklantrn's Avatar
    Unless the widget says it supports ICS, don't install it. That is my advice.
    12-23-2011 10:38 AM
  4. Sfed's Avatar
    Yeah - it is the lack of 4G - and a really weak 3G signal in an area I did not have problems with on my other phone that has me concerned. Under Mobile Networks - Network Mode I have the Preferred Network Mode set to LTE/CDMA, which I presume is what is correct to get the 4G signal.
    12-23-2011 11:16 AM
  5. FishPharm's Avatar
    whats a good app that shows signal and tower?
    12-23-2011 12:11 PM
  6. majiklantrn's Avatar
    whats a good app that shows signal and tower?
    I tried open signal but that didn't work for me very well.
    12-23-2011 01:20 PM
  7. bmderuosi's Avatar
    I just tried *228 to update my cell towers. Does anyone know why that will not work?
    12-23-2011 01:32 PM