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Old 05-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #46
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Hope this gets worked out
I hope so too as it is such an easy fix.
I mean if Sprint and Google would have done better QC this would not have been a problem. Just my opinion.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:33 PM   #47
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I hope so too as it is such an easy fix.
I mean if Sprint and Google would have done better QC this would not have been a problem. Just my opinion.
There is NO way to QC something like this. As we have said before, the Evo had all these problems and even more when it launched and they were fixed within a few months. Every new phone has issues and if you cannot live with them, best not to buy one.
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #48
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This is a reception issue. My previous two phones (Palm Pre and Samsung Moment) worked flawlessly from my home.

However, I barely get a signal with the Nexus S. It roams 40% of the time, and call quality is terrible from here.

Other than reception, the phone is very nice. But, considering that this is a Samsung device, I'd consider it extremely unlikely that these problems will ever be resolved. Samsung has had hardware issues with almost every phone that they've released in the last 10 years. But hopefully it is a software issue, and something that can be easily updated. If it's not fixed before my 30 days is up, then this phone is going back. I hate to return it, but after all... this is a "phone", and it's primary function (making calls) does not work.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:34 PM   #49
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Has anyone done a survey or comparison of 'Time without a Signal' numbers when setting the phone to 'Home Only'. I'd really be curious to see if over time this reduces the percentages. If for some reason the phone is 'flapping' between Sprint CDMA signal and adjacent GSM/WCDMA signals this could account for the slow data speeds and in particular the long Ping times....just a thought.
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This is so disappointing-- I was hoping to pick this up with the recent news of the locked bootloader on the Evo 3D.. I guess I'll wait for the SGS II?
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:20 PM   #51
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I have mine on Home Only and am experiencing 28% without signal. Is this a lot????
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Old 05-27-2011, 05:17 PM   #52
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I'm not going to post a link but Engadget has posted some sort of 'investigative' report on the NS4G's signal issues.

I did a lot of side by side testing of my newly purchased NS4G and my Evo 4G today and the Evo is faster on most tests. Some are the same but most are faster. The differences are much less apparent when I am indoors and both devices have a relatively poor signal. When I go outside the Evo gets a much better lock and the speed tests are almost twice the speed of the NS4G in most cases.

That said, I am not having any service interruptions or completely lagging results like some people have reported. The Engadget results were pretty similar. While not as fast as other Wimax devices it is within the claimed speeds for the service.

I'm going to hang on to the NS4G for awhile and see if they come up with a fix or if the Evo 3D comes out make a decision on which one to keep. I really like the form factor of the NS4G over the Evo 4G.
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The issue has been confirmed by Google and Sprint.

The story has gone mainstream as well

Engadget Investigates: Samsung Nexus S 4G WiMAX performance issues -- Engadget

I returned my Nexus S to Sprint, and got a replacement. The issue was not solved, and they indicated they were on their 4th shipment. An employee there got his online, and was plagued with the same 4G performance issues.

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Like I said it is a radio software, and Sprint/Google need to fix this quickly....
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Embarrassing that Sprint would release this before working out such a major issue with Google. It's not like they've never seen this problem before on new phones.

A firmware update should sort it out, but it's really a shame this wasn't checked before release. Shows you how desperate they are to get the new hot devices out the door and into paying customers' hands.
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Embarrassing that Sprint would release this before working out such a major issue with Google. It's not like they've never seen this problem before on new phones.

A firmware update should sort it out, but it's really a shame this wasn't checked before release. Shows you how desperate they are to get the new hot devices out the door and into paying customers' hands.
Do you really think this just slipped through the cracks or was knowingly issued this way to sell devices?

With all the backlash that faulty devices get now from the blogs, fourms and websites?
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if you are getting low speeds with the speedtest app try going to http://speakeasy.net/speedtest/ and compare your speed. apparently there is a problem with speedtest and newer phones...
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I did all my testing using the Speakeasy webpage. The Evo 4G got just about double the 4G speeds every time.
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I did all my testing using the Speakeasy webpage. The Evo 4G got just about double the 4G speeds every time.
Who cares about speed tests? My friend had her Evo over here the other day and we both launched the same websites together, my phone loaded 2 of them faster, hers loaded a few a second faster and a few were too close to call. Do you have video proof of the Evo 4G being twice as fast doing real world things like loading videos, opening websites or anything useful aside from a lame speed test?
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Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.

I'm one of the people on the extreme upside of this problem. For some people the radio is barely working. I've said over and over that most people who don't do speed tests would not notice the problem I am seeing. But most NS4G owners are reporting much worse results than what I am seeing. Including complete loss of data connections and missed/dropped calls. That's not good.
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