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Old 02-24-2006, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Toronto subway has no rogers coverage- why, i don't know but that will be the source of much discussion, i am sure.

Anyway, it used to be that as soon as I emerged to street level, my service would immediately restore. However now I've noticed that my blackberry doesn't pick up a signal on its own. It remains at "no service: with an "X" in the status bars. I don't know if it'll eventually find a signal but I figure if it's not there within 10 minutes or so, then it won't ever get signal back alone.

I usually just turn off the radio and turn it back on to restore.

Any idea what might be causing this sudden change?

Thanks in advance.

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The Toronto subway has no rogers coverage- why, i don't know but that will be the source of much discussion, i am sure.

Anyway, it used to be that as soon as I emerged to street level, my service would immediately restore. However now I've noticed that my blackberry doesn't pick up a signal on its own. It remains at "no service: with an "X" in the status bars. I don't know if it'll eventually find a signal but I figure if it's not there within 10 minutes or so, then it won't ever get signal back alone.

I usually just turn off the radio and turn it back on to restore.

Any idea what might be causing this sudden change?

Thanks in advance.

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What version os are you running? i have an 8700 w/ 4.1 and it does the same thing. 7100 did on occasion as well, but the 8700 is worse... dont recall the 7290 doing it though
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Yeah. I'm on T-Mobile UK and the radio seems less sensitive in por signal areas. I've not yet worked out if the effect is as you describe (will never reconnect unless you cycle the radio), or if it's got a less sensitive radio, or there's a different algorithm in the 8700 which means once it diconnects it 'backs off' for a much longer period of time before it retries to connect. Cycling the radio will force it to retry immediately.

Does your 8700 EVER reconnect after you've been out of coverage, or you HAVE to recycle the radio when you get back into strong coverage? 10mins sounds WAY to long anyway...

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my 8700r NEVER reconnects... I usually notice it quite awhile after entering service. One this I will notice is that 'searching for network' is gone and I just see 'no service'

I dont think its the radio because normally it reconnects no problem... just the odd time it does that. The 7100 did it too though, from software 3.8 and up... it improved actually on 4.0.
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I'm running on 4.0 on my 7200.

It never used to exhibit this behaviour. This is new. It used to pick up the signal again within a second or two.
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