[PLUG-TALK] Android phone question

Rigel Hope gnu at rigelhope.org
Tue Aug 27 19:16:24 PDT 2019


"My issue isn't the quality of the audio but that the radio goes
dead (no bars) and recovers sooner or later while sitting on my desk."

this was basically my issue, and why i think it's an internal
switching/radio thing. have you tried force-downgrading to 3g or 2g
(assuming you have the option somewhere - the oneplus used a cyanogen
variant so there were lots of options that might not be on less-niche
phones) and making calls? because that is what  i typically had to do
if i wanted to actually connect a call while in the Zone of
Difficulty.

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019 at 12:43 PM Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, 27 Aug 2019, Rigel Hope wrote:
>
> > i have had months-to-years of poor voice service in an otherwise highly
> > covered area using a non-carrier-sourced android phone. i was never able
> > to nail down the reason for it. I spent quite some time with my carrier's
> > (t-mo) tech support trying to troubleshoot this, to no avail. data was
> > never a problem.
>
> Rigel,
>
> Interesting. My issue isn't the quality of the audio but that the radio goes
> dead (no bars) and recovers sooner or later while sitting on my desk. A
> recent call kept dropping my voice while the other person's voice was
> continuous. It's dropped connection to the tower/network from here a a
> couple of other places.
>
> There are abundant radio-free zones in eastern Oregon and northern
> Washington and Nevada (such as > 4 miles north and south of I-80) but losing
> and regaining a connection while the phone sits in the same place is a
> different issue.
>
> Regards,
>
> Rich
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