This is a discussion on The Official: I am having reception issues thread within the Galaxy Nexus General Discussion forums, part of the Galaxy Nexus Forum category; Originally Posted by datacreek This is irratating and perhaps similar to some of the problems I've read. I don't live in a 4G area so ...
My reception at home is not good so I'm on wifi. Today was the first day I noticed not having any connection after leaving home and turning off wifi. I also had to sign on to 4G and back to 3 to get connection. I am waiting for some kind of improvement as I still love this phone. I might have to dive head first into rooting sooner than I thought.
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I havn't had any data/signal issues YET after they finally got my phone activated, HOWEVER, I have noticed I can send receive texts, and place calls with no bars showing... Occasionally. Not always.. The problem I'm having is it's glitchy, it will DL a little, freeze for a half a second, DL a little more, freeze a half a sec and so on, that's a little irritating,I haven't tried the leaked radios yet though.
Last edited by Pure; 01-18-2012 at 06:05 PM.
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My phone is having horrible signal issues, it drops out overnight, every single night, and won't come back on. It will sit there for hours trying to find a signal which kills my battery (which is also having issues) even more. I'm exchanging my phone for the second time today and if the new one is no good I'm going back to my Droid and waiting for something else to release later this year. I've never had to deal with this with any phone before and I shouldn't have to now.
Edit: Just got back from Verizon. First I told him about my battery issue and he immediately told me it was because I wasn't using a task killer, so of course I had to explain to him how that wasn't the reason. Amazing how Verizon employees still haven't gotten the message regarding task killers or even bothered to look into it themselves before recommending them to all their customers. Oh well. He switched out the battery and switched out the SIM card. Apparently a few others were having this issue as well and that fixed it. I don't know about that, but we'll see.
Last edited by AFX; 01-19-2012 at 06:15 PM.
just got a call from VZW customer satisfaction??? asked me how my new phone was explained my battery cover issue and reception issues and she told me to go to store. what i don't get is obviously there are issues "they" know that so, they call you to ask how things are going but when you address issues they pan it off to where you got phone. i also asked if the radio were going to be updated soon? she would not give me an answer
Brand new Nexus, I live 1 mile from verizon store - have one bar 3G not even any 4G here yet (supposed to be by the end of the year) I was guaranteed to have full signal strength. Also have wifi at work and home, Full bars next to it, walk out of room 1 bar. My comps have no prob w/wifi signal even from across the street! Choppy calls... hope it gets better.
Ok a week later... still same issues, they swapped the sim card at store, no change. I love the OS, but as an actual phone it sucks! Calls are garbled and unclear, drops calls...ahhh -anyone have any advice yet?
Last edited by zomblue; 01-25-2012 at 04:41 PM.
Just posted in the help forum. My phone has the worst 3G reception of any phone I have seen. Took it to the Verizon store and compared with all the display phones and my reception was by far the worst. I'm getting -100dBm 1asu (whatever that means) but when I simultaneously load web pages on my phone against other phones, mine is always way slower (even slower than the display GNex at the store). I also have tethering issues because the 3G is too slow and my tablet drops connection. I love the phone but it has to actually work. Now I'm stuck with the prospect of trading in for a Razr or Rezound...
Man, this is like a Nexus therapy group. Hi, I'm Joe, and I bought a Nexus...
I've had just about every problem everyone here has expressed, so I'll just submit more piece of evidence that leads me to believe this is just as much a Verizon network issue as anything else.
I was hanging out at a beer bar in Cambridge, MA right down the street from MIT, which I assume has some of the best wireless coverage in the entire region. I've tested my 4G there several times and gotten around 20mbps DL speeds. But during that magic week between Xmas and New Year's, when there's nobody around sucking bandwidth, I actually recorded a DL speed of 31.43mbps on 12/30. I tested it two more times and got speeds very close to that number, so I know it was a real reading. I haven't seen anything higher than 22mpbs since over the LTE.
I know the Nexus has some issues, it being the flagship with the newest OS, but I think that Verizon is just as much to blame for these crappy speeds. They get the best ratings for their network, but as usage increases, I don't think they're expanding their capacity to keep up. They make promises about network speeds, but without continuous outlay of money for infrastructure, our phones are Corvettes stuck on busy city streets.
I've had the Galaxy Nexus now for about a month. We were due for new phones so my husband and I got them at Costco. My husband got a Razr and I got the Galaxy Nexus.
When we are in the same rooms together in our house he can make phone calls, I cannot. He can receive them - mine goes directly into voicemail without ringing.
A few weeks ago I was in the middle of downtown San Francisco and could not get a signal on my Places app (This drove me NUTS!). Also, the gps has been way off at times. Last week we were on vacation, and in the hotel room my husband had 4 bars ohn his phone and I had 2.
I called Verizon and they said the reception thing is a known issue, they are waiting for a software update and I should call Samsung. So I did and they said to send the phone in so they could evaluate it for defects. I asked about Verizon saying it was a known software update issue and they told me that yes, but it could be a hardware defect. I'm hesitant to send it in and have them send me another one back with the same issue. They said there was no ETA for a software fix.
I'm not very tech savvy, but I really like this phone and I'm sad that I'll most likely end up returning it. It's annoying to have to use my husband's phone to make calls at the house or not have it working when I need it. If anyone has any recommendations for settings that would make it work, that'd be great. Otherwise, I'm glad we got it at Costco as they have a 90 day exchange policy and I'll be looking into the Razr Maxx.
Oh, ps; when I check settings and status it's running at about -120 dbm (whatever that means).