I did this PRL update. My Droid 2 is still have the reception problems. I didn't have this problem with my Dare. I guess I'm just gonna have to deal with it.
I would recommend to do a battery pull and reboot the system as well as doing a PRL update on the phone. Here are the steps to doing the PRL update.
1. Power on the phone within the Verizon Wireless coverage area.
2. Dial *228 then press SEND (this call is airtime free and may take up to 2 minutes).3. When prompted, press 2 for the option to update the PRL4. Once completed, a confirmation message will appear to informing that the phone has been re-programmed with the new PRL.5. Press End to terminate the call.
6. Power cycle the phone to complete the updateDial *228 then press SEND (this call is airtime free and may take up to 2 minutes).Hope this helps!Casonia
I did the PRL update and I'm still having reception problems. I didn't have this problem with my Dare. I guess I'll just have to deal with it.
I'm experiencing inconsistency in signal strength, in both directions. For bad experiences, I've seen fluctuations in strength while the phone is sitting untouched on a table. Also, yesterday I was in the browser with everything working successfully, switched to Messaging and in the list of e-mail got a message that there was something wrong with my data connection, but other apps that were using the connection (browser and some others) had no problem. I was sitting at the time in a location I have always experienced god signal strength on many different phones.
OTOH - yesterday I was in a rural location near a lake that I go to 10 or so times a year. This phone was the first VzW phone I've carried there that allowed me to have a uninterrupted voice call at lakeside, and to reliably receive and send text messages - so it was a first in a good way.
Bottom line is there is something in my observation that causes the signal to fluctuate for reasons I don;t understand, but I have seen this phone out-perform others in getting signal in a place I often don't.
I went and changed both phones 2 days ago and so far the voice problem seems to be solved. Voice quality is not the greatest but it's reasonable.
3G signal seems to be fluctuating less. Battery is good as it was before.
ugh, I am having these issues as well. Reception fluctuating over and over when I'm in the same spot. It is not Verizon coverage, since other users have no problem in this area.
Can someone confirm if this will be fixed in a software update? Or do I need to send in my Droid 2 for a new one?
I'm not noticing a big difference in reception. With my Droid 1, I had 4-5 bars consistently at home and with the Droid 2 I have a steady 4 bars. I've not seen 5 since I got the new Droid 2. At work, reception has always been bad. People with iphones in our store have no bars and are always on edge, never 3G. My D2 has 1-2 bars here at work, which is about the same as my old D1 and better than the ETC Touch Pro 2 before that. I haven't lost service or my 3G connection in the 10 days I've had this phone....So no big reception issues for me.
I got my phone 4 days ago and I'm having reception problems as well.
The reception goes all over the place and I'm not even holding the phone. My husband got the droid x and I've put both phones next to one another to compare the reception.
The droid 2 went from 3 bars to zero bars, then 1x, then one while the droid x had 3 bars all the time. At work, where my previous phone never had problems, I only have 2 bars maximum.... but only one bar most of the time and sometimes just 1x.
I also did the recommended PRL update... no difference.
I'm insecure now if I should return the phone within the 30 days or if I should wait for a software update.
I called today to complain about the reception problems. The rep I talked to said Verizon is aware of the reception problems, but they aren't sure if it's the phone or the network.
He said there are other people in my area complaining of reception problems that don't have the Droid 2. He also mentioned something about areas that were mostly Alltel that are having problems. He did something on his end that is suppose to block some kind of signal having to do with Alltel and had me run the PRL update again, he said it could take up to 2 days for me to notice a difference if that was the problem.
I was also told to log each dropped call by dialing ### send.
Hello and good morning all,, I got my new Droid 2 Monday and came Monday nite to program and check it out , it seems like a bad phone right out of the box ,like everyone else i just let the phone sit and the signal kept changing and the 3 G signal was cutting in and out ,did a factory reset after only having the phone 3 hrs and did the update right out of the box knowing there was one available the phone locked up after doing the factory reset with verizon on the phone with me seemed ok for a while after trying to install a ringtone app locked up again called verizon back very nice lady reccomened taking to a factory Verizon store and get a new phone ,so thats todays project get another new Droid 2 and see what happens ,,in case anyone cares type into your search bar known issues wirh Droid 2 and see the list of problems they are aware of ,,im thinking i might just send the phone back and get the X after checking for known problems with the X might be a better choice i have the original droid and never had the problem and i ordered the X for my girlfriend and thats not due to be shipped til 10/10 ,,so anyway i will let you all know later how a another new Droid 2 works ,,,wish me luck ...Tim
I also did the full update and restart and still have fluctuating signal strength. I have the network extender in my house and I still only show 1-3 bars of coverage, when my old blackberry would show full bars. I haven't had any issues with dropped calls yet, but I also haven't made very many calls. Definitely an issue and not sure whether I should return it for the Droid X while I am still in my 30 day period.