I've had a Samsung (model SCS-2U01) range extender for a couple years, and it's been working flawlessly. I work from home, and use my mobile phone to communicate to colleagues / customers. Reliable coverage is CRITICAL for my work.
In the past several weeks, I have suddenly become unable to connect my phone (iPhone 6S) to the range extender to place or receive calls. The range extender status lights are indicating that everything is working properly (all blue).
I have already
- reset my broadband modem
- reset my router
- reset my Samsung range extender
- verified my iphone 6 is on the most current update, and reset
Standing immediately next to the range extender, #48 on the phone will not verify a connection. There is no tone when placing or receiving calls, notifying me that my call is connected through the extender.
This is really important to me. Without the range extender I usually get 1bar of connection in my home, and sometimes goes to 1x in my office in the basement. I have been dropping calls regularly in the past two weeks, and this is unacceptable.
@ Verizon: I have been a customer since 1995, and I have 5 iphones on my account. I really do not want to switch providers, but being unable to place or receive calls reliably from my house is a deal breaker.
@ the guy who goes on everyone's post recommending using wi-fi calling..stop right there. I am aware of this feature, and it's not ready for primetime. I have already tried it. It does not meet the audio quality and reliability standard that I need for my work. My home office broadband is excellent quality. I've been using VOIP for 17 years for my landlines. Wi-Fi audio is choppy, and it drops calls, despite having excellent wifi coverage. Also, many of my customers and conference bridges do not accept calls from wi-fi sources...I am not sure how they even know, but I've tried and had my calls rejected.
We know how frustrating it can be to cope with service issues, especially at home. Since this began have there been any changes to your device, home internet service or anything of the like? Are you aware if you have the extender "Open" or "Closed"? See how to manage these settings here Configure Access Settings (My Verizon) - Verizon Wireless 3G Network Extender | Verizon Wireless .
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My range extender has always been configured to use priority access. I set this up when I installed the extender, and it has always worked until about 4 weeks ago. All of my mobile devices are on the priority list.
Update: It's Monday at noon, and I have tried a number of calls today from my home office. about 50% of them have actually connected to the extender successfully, the other 50% failed to connect. My desk sits about 8 feet from the extender, so range should not be an issue.
I have not had any service disruptions from my ISP. 174mbps download, 24mbps upload speed tested at the modem. 100mbps upload speed tested at the linksys router.
Phone = iPhone 6s with current iOS
Extender = Samsung 3G model.
Thanks for the update davidhe123. Have you always had issues with service at home. Have we filed a trouble-ticket to have your are investigated in the past? Did you purchase your extender from us?
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Have you always had issues with service at home.
Have we filed a trouble-ticket to have your are investigated in the past?
Did you purchase your extender from us?