1. epphllps's Avatar
    Yeah, I knew it meant 1X but it is still incredibly annoying to surf the web or forums like I am now and have it drop from 3G. Just did it actually. I am around 2 miles from a VZW tower also. I can deal with it but definitely annoying as my EVO never did this.
    02-21-2011 08:41 PM
  2. mededitor's Avatar
    I had it happen to me today for the first time, at least as far as I've noticed. I was in a large supermarket when I noticed it. I was using my ViP to access the Internet and I had no trouble getting on and getting to the site I wanted. The signal returned to 3G when I turned around toward the windows, so I might have just been standing in a bad spot.

    Otherwise, no complaints about the signal from my jailbroken ViP. In fact, I'm finding the signal to be much better than my VZW BB Bold 9650.
    02-21-2011 09:27 PM
  3. ghostface147's Avatar
    Hmm. Sounds like to me that the nation's most reliable network isn't so reliable if it drops from their 3G to 1xRTT frequently like that for some. Either that or maybe the issue isn't really anyone's network, but a poor stack from Apple. Several co-workers had either Blackberry or Windows mobile phones before they switched to the ViPhone. I can easily say that their voice quality has gone south.

    YMMV.
    02-21-2011 10:28 PM
  4. mededitor's Avatar
    I think it all depends on your specific location. I know that in my area I am getting a consistently good signal, much better than I ever got on my Verizon BB. In fact, people have said that I sound much better on the iPhone than I did on the BB.

    I did have the "o" incident today, but it went back to 3G pretty quickly.

    Where I live, which is northern NJ, Verizon has the best signal of all the carriers; I don't know anyone who isn't on Verizon. Around here, Verizon does have the most reliable network.

    As you said, YMMV, and that really depends on where you live and/or spend the most time. It's less carrier vs carrier as it is location vs location, at least IMHO.
    02-21-2011 10:52 PM
  5. coltsbr's Avatar
    For you all that have had this happen, do you have your "Data Roaming" turned on or off?

    Mine was turned off out of the box and have since turned it on after talking to tech and that seemed to really help.
    02-22-2011 09:18 AM
  6. o0oboneheado0o's Avatar
    I have this problem at work... Always "o" and my two coworkers have the same phone, OS, etc and they are fine all day and have "3G" ALL DAY!!!!... My battery is gone by the end of the day and theirs aren't... WTF!!! what is up with this?????
    02-24-2011 04:12 AM
  7. coltsbr's Avatar
    I have this problem at work... Always "o" and my two coworkers have the same phone, OS, etc and they are fine all day and have "3G" ALL DAY!!!!... My battery is gone by the end of the day and theirs aren't... WTF!!! what is up with this?????
    Go under Settings,General,Network and make sure you have Data Roaming turned on. See if that changes things for you at work.
    02-24-2011 07:54 AM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    I'm curious what turning on data roaming is doing for the Verizon iPhone. What other network can it roam onto? Can you roam onto Sprint? All the other regional networks that I know off generally roam onto Verizon's, not the other way around.
    02-24-2011 09:33 AM
  9. kch50428's Avatar
    I'm curious what turning on data roaming is doing for the Verizon iPhone. What other network can it roam onto? Can you roam onto Sprint? All the other regional networks that I know off generally roam onto Verizon's, not the other way around.
    Roaming agreements are typically two-way streets... however, the PRLs in phones determine which networks your phone will hit, in what order. In most cases, a Verizon device will seek Verizon owned networks first, and then others... there have been localized instances however where a PRL might allow 'roaming' on another company's network before Verizon's - but those are rare.

    I'm not sure what impact turning data roaming on/off will have in good coverage areas - I know it's good to turn it off in instances where you might be near a national boarder, and might lock onto an expensive data signal without knowing it until you get an outrageous bill.
    02-24-2011 02:10 PM
  10. epphllps's Avatar
    Data roaming makes no difference on my end as I never lose VZW data. It is still going to be 1X when you data roam, so I'm told. I turn data roaming off most of the time as I always have VZW coverage but even with it on I'm always switching to the lovely 1X "o".
    02-24-2011 09:18 PM
  11. fmflex's Avatar
    If you turn on roaming won't that get you billed extra if you end up roaming?
    02-24-2011 10:01 PM
  12. kch50428's Avatar
    If you turn on roaming won't that get you billed extra if you end up roaming?
    Only if you're out of the US in a place where CDMA is supported, or - if you happen to be in a border area where you might pick up an international tower.
    02-24-2011 10:50 PM
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