I was using my phone surfing the net using verizion (not wifi as i forgot i had disabled it), suddenly i got page not found. wasnt able to connect to any sites.
I noticed I had 3G service and 2 bars. Tried to restart browser a couple times. still not able to connect to internet.
I tried to make a phone call, i was able too.
Now the phone no longer shows 3G service, but still shows 2 bars.
checked the about phone / status and saw:
network - verizon wirelsss
signal strength - 0 dBm
service state - in service
roaming - not roaming
mobile network state - connecting
i'm running the latest (update said no new software)
Build number = SCH-I500.ED05
Firmware = 2.2.2
hardware version = I500.04
Baseband version = S:i500.04 V.ED05
If I have 0 dBm service, how can i make phone calls? Why did it shows 3G and 2 bars then just 2 bars?
I restarted phone 3 days ago beacuse at home with a network extender, I was showing 2 bars and NO SVC. I was not able to even make a call to check to see if i was on the network extender.
I'm sure if I call VZ support they will tell me to restart the phone - they tell me that for EVERY problem I have. I didn't realize android was powered my microsoft windows and needed rebooted every time i had an issue.
I have a screenshot showing the 2 bars and 0dBm signal if anyone from verizion actually cares to investigate.
Pulled battery, restarted. now works again.
same thing happened again saturday.
0 db signal, able to make calls, no internet connectivity.
Once agian, restart resolved the issue.
this is a new phone that was swapped out last week, it didn't even come with V5. I had to upgrade it to that.