Seeing 1X (little circle: o) all the time at home
Anyone else have a location-specific fallback to 1X? I only get this at home. When I had an AT&T iPhone, I didn't get this. 3G seems Ok everywhere else, though. However, since 3G is on a higher frequency than voice, it doesn't achieve the same kind of building penetration--and I have noticed this.
Thinking about dumping this Verizon iPhone and moving back to an AT&T iPhone. I can't seem to "rule the air". I didn't move away from AT&T just to get the Verizon iPhone--I tried out Droid and it is nowhere near as good as the iPhone.... however when the iPhone came to Verizon I bought it thinking I would just stay with that carrier.
However, I really don't think it is as good for data. Voice on Verizon is great... however, I'm mostly a data user. You can get good voice on AT&T everwhere if you just switch to Edge anyway.
- 03-29-2011, 09:15 PM #2
- 03-29-2011, 09:18 PM #3
Yes, *228 and all of that
Yes, I do the *228. I even do the *228 and reboot just to be certain, although I think it is not necessary. There are times at home (seems rare, though) that I get solid 3G. I have a feeling that tower congestion on CDMA is causing the cell range to shrink resulting in a weaker signal at my distance from the tower.
I'm not feeling the whole Verizon thing right now. *228 feels like a "hack" to me. Anyway, I understand why people want Verizon, however I'm in the Philly burbs and if you look at the AT&T coverage map, that area is big with 3G. Never had a problem with it.
- 03-29-2011, 09:55 PM #5
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- 03-29-2011, 10:53 PM #7
Of course I have wifi @ home
Yes, wifi is available at home. However, I had an AT&T iPhone (iPhone 3G, iPhone 4) over the course of a couple of years and never found a place that had a problem like this. Because of this problem at home, I wonder if this is a weakness of Verizon. Hence, my little rant about not being able to "rule the air". I could switch on wifi at home, but now I'm wondering if I'm likely to see this signal weakness occur at other places when it will not be convienent.
- 03-29-2011, 11:00 PM #9
This all sounds obsessive and silly, I know....
- 03-29-2011, 11:31 PM #11
And if I went back outside, sometimes it would take a few minutes before picking up on the 3G signal.
- 03-30-2011, 12:29 AM #12
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- 03-30-2011, 05:12 PM #16
I always suggest you try out a phone on both networks, pay close attention to your signal strength in the coverage areas that you frequent most often, including your home, choose the carrier that has a strong signal in those areas, whichever carrier it may be.
ATT coverage in our city of 100,000+ is weak and the coastline coverage is non-existent, so I choose Verizon.
- 03-30-2011, 07:43 PM #17
- 03-30-2011, 07:59 PM #18
They are the ones who said "rule the air" and access data over a larger 3g footprint as compared to the competition.... not me.
- 03-30-2011, 08:19 PM #21
Why the nasty response?
Why so nasty in your response? Look...
- 03-30-2011, 08:48 PM #23
I'm not gonna change the way I talk to avoid hurting your feelings. I said what I meant, You were completely misinterpreting something Verizon said. If your experience with Verizon sucks, go to a different network that works where you live. It doesn't mean the whole network sucks, same goes with any other carrier. And to avoid any hurt feelings, have one of these
- 03-30-2011, 09:07 PM #25