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It definitely isn't always the carriers fault.
The Nexus has an awful LTE radio, just about every review talks about how it gets much slower speeds/lower signals than other LTE phones.
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I've had my Galaxy Nexus since release day and love it. The radio issues were also experienced by me but weren't that bad at all. I'm curious, are all of the phones, with the problems you mentioned, have 4G capability? There is a known issue across the entire Verizon network that deals with 4G not getting a proper authorization code, or something along those lines, which ends up killing your service. This usually happens when your phone is forced to switch between 3G and 4G. There are 2 temporary and 1 semi-permanent solution.

1. Switch airplane mode on/off a few times.
2. Reboot your phone.
3. Update your phone radio to a newer version. I personally went with this option and the issue has only presented itself once over the past 2 months.

All other aspects of the phone are awesome. I even have BackTrack 5 ARM running on mine biggrin.gif
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Wasn't aware you could flash radio's? How does that even work, better worked firmware or something? I thought it would be related to crappy hardware.

For my phone, the Desire z, it's pretty much just because different regions use different frequencies, so the different radio flashes change the frequencies the radio uses. It's pretty much just tuning.
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I've had nothing but excellent experiences with Samsung phones. I'm using a two year old Galaxy S and I've never had a single problem with it. It's rooted, ROMed and overclocked and runs twice as fast as the day I got it and with better battery life too. I'll definitely consider getting the Galaxy S3 when it launches.
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For my phone, the Desire z, it's pretty much just because different regions use different frequencies, so the different radio flashes change the frequencies the radio uses. It's pretty much just tuning.

This will be a project for this weekend! Thanks!
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This will be a project for this weekend! Thanks!

No worries. Hope it helps.
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post #27 of 79
you have 0 troubleshooting ability and 10/10 *****ing ability.
post #28 of 79
Love my Galaxy... GPS works great.
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post #29 of 79
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Wasn't aware you could flash radio's? How does that even work, better worked firmware or something? I thought it would be related to crappy hardware.

Yes it's quite easy, (I have a i9000 so i would assume that it is very similar if not exactly the same.) all you need to do is find a radio and flash it like anything else you would flash i.e a new rom or what not.
These sorts of things are very rarely the result of bad firmware. Take the i9000 for example, pitiful GPS at launch, but there are radios out there that can give you much better performance.

If you have a ever flashed a rom, the process will take you no more than 30mins to download and flash and be up and running again.

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post #30 of 79
sounds like a verizon problem. i've had 3 samsung phones, and they've been the most reliable mobile's ive ever owned. the signal on them is kinda funny at times, my old Blackberry had far better reception than anything else i've ever used, but it also had a tendency to brick itself every 6 months. point is, Samsung phones have never done me wrong.
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