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Old 09-28-2009, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been using an 8900 with no problems whatsoever for 2 weeks now, having not yet done the device switch to sync contacts, sms, etc from my previous 8320. Today I went and ahead and did the device switch wizard and IMMEDIATELY my signal went from 4 bars in my apartment to 1 or 0 signal at all. Keep in mind I have had no signal issues with any phone I have used over the years in my apartment - 8320, HTC DASH, a couple Motorola crappers I use when I work in classified areas where camera phones are banned. I decided to upgrade to the newest software available - .250 I believe it is - and hoped it would remedy the issues and wipe out whatever went wrong, to no avail. I ten used JL_CMDR to completely erase the device, and installed .250 on a fresh 507 code 8900... the problem remains.

Couple this with other weird happenings such as receiving emails from someone else's gmail account, and something very screwy is going on. Nevermind the email problems for diagnosing my signal issues, though, as that is not my big concern here and I deleted the service books, did a battery pull, and their email went away.

Sooo, any ideas on what would cause this weird signal drop all of a sudden and how I could remedy it or boost the signal? Another nuisance is that, though I have it paired to my wifi with UMA turned on, it does not want to make UMA calls even with the mobile network preferences set to Wi-Fi Preferred or Wi-Fi only.
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Have you tried a battery pull to clear the memory and see if that makes any difference?

Have you called the carrier to see if there are any tower issues in your area?

I just found out last week that I live in a white hole. No ATT with in 50 feet of my house. Verizon and Sprint work like a champ though.
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I thought I had mentioned that I had done several battery pulls, but I see I did not. I've entertained the idea that a tower started experiencing issues at the exact same time as I did the device switch, but it seemed extremely coincidental, though plausible.
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