04-04-2006, 06:10 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Alameda, California
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I've had that problem too. Also, after switching from T-Mobile on a 7230 to Cingular with an 8700c, my coverage where I live (extremely close to the Oakland Airport), often completely hangs when a plane is landing or taking off. When I say hang, I mean: if I am on the phone, my call will disconnect, or when I attempt a call, it will fail. It will look like I've got EDGE coverage, but I obviously don't since any attempts to use the internet will tell me that I'm not in an area with data coverage.
Yesterday, I was listening in on a conference call while driving home, and I noticed that I had voicemail, so I put the call on hold, checked my voicemail, and when i went to resume the call on hold, it wouldn't resume the call period. I tried a few times, and finally gave up and called back. Naturally, I pull up to my driveway and with planes landing low in the rain, my second con-call disconnects! When I try a third attempt to call back in, the call fails. Non-plussed, I gave up and called from a Lan line!
Now, luckily, the SOS features I need like MobileSSH and telnet have had less failures but still, my last device and carrier were a lot less problematic with all of my applications overall.