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Why is my phone showing the wrong time?
NovemberNancy
Member

Ever since the DST time change on November 4th, my phone sometimes displays the wrong time. The clock was automatically set back 1 hour on November 4th, and that's fine; that's what it's supposed to do. But, sometimes it jumps ahead an hour.

 

Specifically, it very consistently jumps ahead one hour in certain zip codes. When I am in the 55423 zip code, the phone displays the correct time (e.g. it's 3:00 PM local time, and the phone displays 3:00 PM). However, when I am in the 55425 zip code, the phone incorrectly displays 1 hour ahead of the current time (e.g. it's 3:00 PM local time, but the phone displays 4:00 PM). These two zip codes are in the same time zone, and are only a few miles away from each other.

 

Any ideas on how to fix this? Perhaps the cell tower that serves zip code 55425 is configured incorrectly?

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Re: Phone DST time wrong
jonathanc_vzw
Verizon Employee

NovemberNancy, the additional information is appreciated, which will help us work toward a resolution. We would like to start with some troubleshooting steps to determine if our network team has to get involved. Please use the steps on the following web page https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-30994/ to ensure that GPS is on. Then proceed to update the phone to the towers by calling *228 and selecting option 2. Please let us know if the problem persists after those steps.

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Re: Phone DST time wrong
vzw_customer_support
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NovemberNancy,

 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It's vital that your phone always displays the correct time and I'll be happy to help with resolving this issue. I reviewed the zip code you provided and I see no outages in the area. Let's dive deeper into this problem. What's the make and model of your phone? Do you know if any other users are experiencing the same issue as you?

 

Juan_VZW
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Re: Phone DST time wrong
NovemberNancy
Member

Hi Juan. Thank you for your response! Let me answer your questions below:

> What's the make and model of your phone?

My phone is an LG Cosmos 3.

> Do you know if any other users are experiencing the same issue as you?

As far as I know, nobody else is experiencing this issue. But, I haven't asked anyone else about it, so I'm not sure if anyone else is experiencing this issue or not.

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Re: Phone DST time wrong
jonathanc_vzw
Verizon Employee

NovemberNancy, the additional information is appreciated, which will help us work toward a resolution. We would like to start with some troubleshooting steps to determine if our network team has to get involved. Please use the steps on the following web page https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/knowledge-base-30994/ to ensure that GPS is on. Then proceed to update the phone to the towers by calling *228 and selecting option 2. Please let us know if the problem persists after those steps.

DavidC_VZW

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Re: Phone DST time wrong
NovemberNancy
Member

Thanks Jonathan!

Turning on GPS as you suggested seemed to fix the problem. I haven't had any problems this week.

I just now dialed *228 and updated my roaming capabilities (mostly because I was curious what would happen). I'll let you know if I have any other issues.

Thanks again!

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