Motorola Droid X :: Average Phone Signal DBm?

Sep 14, 2010

Had my Droid for about 24 hours now and am impressed with the functionality and features, but the lack of phone signal is disappointing so far. I am averaging only about -96 dBm in my home. This is significantly lower than my EVO on Sprint. On the other hand, 3G for data is good - 3-4 bars. What is everyone else averaging for dBM on the phone/voice, is it possible I have a bad unit?

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Motorola Droid :: Whats Average Battery And Cpu Temps While Actually Doing Stuff

Feb 25, 2010

whats your battery and cpu temps when actually doing stuff like browsing the web..going in the market downloading,,whatever it may be just actual usage and to go with the temps what is your rom,kernel and overclock speed?

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Motorola Droid X :: Droid X Signal - 87dBm - Low Signal Causing Battery To Drain Faster

Jul 18, 2010

My droid x signal pretty much always between -92dBm and -87dBm with 1-3 3g bars. My former droid eris would get -92dBm with 1 bar and also drain incredibly fast.

On the droid x, if I go into google maps, the circle of the cell tower appears and the place I live at is half way within the edge of the circle and the other half is outside of the circle. I always seem to be connected to this tower. Bad luck I guess that I'm on the outskirts of the circle.

Does anyone know how cell towers are distributed? Do they overlap sometimes?

I run pandora with the screen off for a half hour with the screen off and my battery is down to 70%. I have about 15% screen brightness and battery saving mode on.

yesterday, I was on meebo for an hour and 45 minutes and it was down to 60% from a full charge.

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Samsung Moment :: Signal Strength Apply To Data Signal Or Just Voice Signal?

Nov 4, 2009

I want to reach out to others here before I take my Moment back to Best Buy to exchange it for another Moment.

My signal strength fluctuates wildly just sitting in the same spot. With the Hero I got a constant 5 of 6 bars, but the Moment will vary between 0 and 5 of 6 bars. But it's more complicated than that.

It seems that whenever the EVDO data kicks in, it causes the signal strength to drop to 0 or 1 bar. Once the data is idle, the EVDO indicator turns grey and then changes from EV(^v) to EV(D). At that point the single strength will return to 3 or 4 bars.

At times, though not as consistently or often, the EVDO connection will fall back to 1xRTT and will switch between them every few minutes. This will occur even when the signal strength bars are in the 3 to 4 range.

So, the my questions are...

Does the signal strength apply to the data signal or just the voice signal?

Is there any legitimate reason for the signal strength to vary wildly like I've described, even when sitting in the same recliner where the Hero had a constant 5 bar connection and data service that never wavered?

Is anyone else having signal strength and/or data service issues?

Should I exchange the Moment for another Moment or will I likely experience the same issue?

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Motorola Droid X :: Cannot Get 3g Signal

Jul 24, 2010

I finally upgraged from my LG Dare to the Motorola Droid X. On the first day I loved it! No issues at all. Today is the second day and I CANNOT get 3g signal. I have power cycled, pulled battery straight out and left out for a minute, turned all options on and off(wifi,bluetooth,airplane mode, gps) NOTHING IS WORKING AND I AM OVER IT! I am in the same spot I was yesturday. In a big city, full bars but cannot get 1x or 3g to come up. No navi, no internet, no picture messages!

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Motorola Droid :: Signal Strength Is -85 To -92 Bad?

May 15, 2010

Just wondering if I'm setting myself up for excessive battery drain on a DROID given my signal at the house. I'm testing this by looking at the status screen of my VZW blackberry My neighbor next door has a 3g ATT blackberry - he's getting -70 (solid) in my home.

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Motorola Droid :: Try To Get Signal Strength Better

Dec 5, 2009

since i had a big problem just now with messing around with things to try to get signal strength better. i was wonder. whats considered the best or great signal strength i dont mean in bars i mean in the numbers like in the settings area.

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Motorola Droid X :: 3G And Overall Signal Now Poor After OTA

Sep 22, 2010

Anyone have an issue with there 3G and overall signal being very poor after the OTA update? Now not getting 3G or even 1x at times in my cube where before I had 3G all the time. Did a *228, reboot, battery pull and nothing seems to help.

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Motorola Droid X :: Signal Bars Vs Dbm

Oct 10, 2010

I've noticed on my phone sometimes my dbm would be -83 and I would only have 1 bar and other times it would have 3-4 bars at -83dbm. Sometimes I would only be getting -96 yet the bars would be full (all instances I was in 3G mode) do the bars take into account anything else besides dbm?

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Motorola Droid :: App - Send Out A Signal?

Jan 30, 2010

Since there are apps to make Droid a remote control, I was wondering if there is an app that would allow you to use Droid as a garage door opener? It would just have to send out a signal.

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Motorola Droid X :: Phone Suddenly Not Getting Signal

Jul 23, 2010

I must have the worst luck with phones. My Droid X was working flawlessly since I bought it last week and then suddenly won't get signal! I called VZW and was on the phone with them for over an hour. Tried everything and come to find out, my Droid Eris (previous phone) connects just fine. Some problem came up with the Droid X! Suffice it to say, they are sending a replacement in an week or two and I'm back to the Eris in the mean time. Anyone know how the heck this could've happened? I tried airplane mode on and off, turned the phone off and on, took out the battery while the phone was on, did a full system reset and went through all of the system stuff through VZW.

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Motorola Droid :: Getting Only One Bar On 3G Signal / Reception Flaky

May 16, 2010

I just got a replacement refurbished droid a couple of days ago. I am wondering why I am getting one bar on 3G signal a lot of times. It seems like the reception/signal is a little flaky. My buddy just bought a brand new droid yesterday and he has the same thing a lot of times with just one 3G bar where I' ve seen other google phones with 3 or 4 bars.

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Motorola Droid X :: How To See Cellular Signal Strength

Jul 18, 2010

Is it built into the OS or do I need to download an app from the market?

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Motorola Droid X :: GPS Status - Signal Meter

Aug 23, 2010

I use the GPS functions and My Tracks quite frequently on my DX. I was wondering if there was a way to check to see which satellites the DX locks on to and their strength - much like a GPS unit (Garmin, etc)?

I would like to use this information to check some settings while on trails as well as getting the Lat/Long of my position.

If I have to use an APP to do this can you recommend a good one?

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Motorola Droid X :: 3G Signal Dropping Constantly

Sep 1, 2010

I'm on my third 'X'.Both returns have been for the identical reason.3G drops seemingly at random and then hangs on 1x for 'x' amount of time before it reverts back.Yes I can manually kick start the thing by going into airplane mode but this is ridiculous.I've tried all the other band-aid approaches; hard reset, *228/1, *228/2, etc.Nothing fixes the problem.This happens way to often to be considered a fluke.I can not afford to have this happen while in navigation mode as it renders that function useless.I really need to know from someone this in fact is A) identified and B) being addressed by Moto and/or VZW. If I can't I'm afraid I will have to return this and leave VZW.It's too bad as the phone is perfect except for this very annoying bug. Does anyone have solid information on this?

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Motorola Droid :: Random 3g Signal Drop

Mar 18, 2010

do you guys ever get these random times where you lose 3g signal? and then turning on then off airplane mode will get you right back on 3g, even when youre in the same spot? im running bb .8 w/ stock adam 600 kernel. any sugg or comments appreciated,

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Motorola Droid :: Having Weak WIFI Signal

Nov 13, 2009

Are you guys experiencing any issues with the WIFI signal on the droid? I am not getting any signal in areas of my house where my iPhone and Droid Eris (exchanged Eris for Droid) had no problems.

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Motorola Droid :: Verizon Signal Extender

Jun 5, 2010

first of all the people that say it will only work 50 feet away. That's not true. if you read the instructions you have to be 50 feet away the first time you sync and then after that it goes up to 5000 feet. i got one for $99 and I am very happy. The only thing I have to ask if it is normal is.... My signal will be 1 bar until I am on a phone call and then will go up to full bars. Is this normal for the extender?

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Motorola Droid X :: Navigation Searching For GPS And Never Gets Signal

Aug 3, 2010

I am trying to use the navigation function of the Droid X, but when I go to navigate to a location, it just sits at searching for GPS and never gets a signal. Now if I open Maps it shows my location almost instantly.

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Motorola :: Droid 1 No Signal And Will Only Boot To Bootloader

Oct 5, 2010

I have a Moto Droid 1 rooted from spf recovery via .zip. I then used Rom Manager to install Clockworkmod Recovery and flash Cyanogenmod 6.0 (Froyo). It worked absolutely fine for about a month. Then last night, I found my phone upstairs on AC, and it was on the bootloader menu. I restarted it and found it would only boot into the bootloader. I booted into recovery and tried to reboot from there. This worked but when my phone booted into Cyanogenmod, it had no signal at all. After resetting it a few times, I tried doing a factory reset. The problem persisted. I tried wiping the cache partition. Still won't connect. I rerooted. Still won't connect. I did what I thought was flashing my ROM again, but it didn't seem to work (I'm not sure how I could tell). When I try to restore Nanroid, it says "no files found"

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Motorola Droid :: Signal Bars Innacurate

Dec 20, 2009

It says 4 bars, but when i dial someone it goes down to 1 or 2 bars. Then when i hang up it goes back to 4. Then i go into about phone and it says -102 dBm, which does not equal 4 bars. SO why is it accurate only when i'm on a call?

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Motorola Droid :: Change The Look Of The Signal Bars

Jan 24, 2010

Is there a way i can change it so it shows 5 bars instead of 4 for the signal strength?

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Motorola Droid X :: Broadcast 300 - 400 MHz Radio Signal?

Nov 4, 2010

Just wondering if it can broadcast a 300-400 MHz radio signal?

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Motorola Droid X :: 3G And WiFi Signal At The Same Time

Jul 25, 2010

I cant figure out why my girlfriends x has the wifi and the 3g signal on the status bar at the same time. When my wifi is on, my 3g Indicator disappears. What is supposed to happen?

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Motorola Droid X :: Signal Strength Vs DInc

Jul 15, 2010

So far this thing is blowing my dinc out of the water in the signal strength department. I live where I basically have no service (rarely below -100 db) and I am doing side by side comparisons and it isn't even close. The dx is loading pages snappy when my dinc isn't even getting 3g.

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Motorola Droid 2 :: How To Connect My Computer To Its Signal

Sep 22, 2010

I have had my Droid 2 for two weeks, and I'm still so far from knowing much more than the very basics. I am not in the generation that is born knowing technology, but I'm trying!

My main reason for buying the Droid 2 was the fact that it could be a hotspot. We have a lake house that has no internet access. I want to use it there.

I can't figure out how to connect my computer to its signal. The Droid 2 should be able to do this - Correct?

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Motorola Droid :: Poor Reception - Unrooted Droid Had A Strong Signal

Jul 22, 2010

Rooted droid, using Froyo Kangerade V5.0.9.

I was sitting next to my friend who just got a droid and is unrooted. I was explaining how great everything was, but he was skeptical to root as most of us have been.

I wanted to make a phone call so I picked up my droid, but I went between 0 bars to half a bar and had a weak to no signal. I dialed the number, but the call wasn't going through. He, on the other hand had 3-4 bars consistently. I was pretty embarrassed when I had to ask him to use unrooted droid. I even tried *228 but my reception was still poor.

How can you explain this? More importantly how can I get "more bars" and a stronger signal.

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Motorola Droid X :: Any 3G Toggle Widget For Low Signal Area

Jul 18, 2010

Anyone know of a 3g toggle widget on the market like the one on the incredible? I live in a horrible reception area and my dx gets hot and gets a lot of battery drain searching for 3g. I noticed my incredibles battery life improved vast amounts when I turned the 3g off when I'm not using data.

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Motorola Droid :: Poor Battery Life - Signal

Nov 26, 2009

I'm sure many of the "poor battery life" reports were pre-mature, as people didn't realize their new rechargable has to condition itself, but today I ran into a new situation. This is my second Droid, since replacing original, due to wanting to confirm a faulty antenna, and trying to solve the 3G->1x issue.

Reception at my house is a crap shoot, where moving my phone 6 inches on my desk make speed tests go from 1.5Mb to 300k. So today I'm at mom's, 2 miles away, and we are both equidistant from the VZ store, which is also 2 miles away. However at her house, I pretty much get (0) bars. I left my house with about a 95% charge, pulling it from the plug before I left. I used it maybe 15min to try to resolve her router issue. After 6 days, my battery was good for a at least 18-24hrs of light browsing and mail checking. Well today, It was down to 50% after 3 hours, while flipping back and forth from 3G ->1x. I had (0) bars most of the time and noticed that the battery was warmer than usual. Signal strength was between -95dBM and -110dBm. Now "almost" 5 hours after pulling from the plug, I'm down to 20%. If my hypothesis is correct, I bet the charge will last the night now that the channels have stabilized.

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Motorola Droid :: Cell Signal Strength Meter App

May 4, 2010

anyone seen an app that simply reports yours signal strength? the built in one (settings > about phone > status) seems to report, but in a way that makes some sense. for example, anyone know what -90 dBm 0 asu really means?

I have a cool app called GPS test that shows the GPS strength - bar chart and number and color - of GPS signals.

I have another app called No Signal Alert that tells you when you have lost your signal. I emailed them to incorporate a signal strength meter, as it seems a logical app to have it.

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Motorola Droid :: Phone Signal Begun To Decrease?

Apr 29, 2010

My phones signal seems that randomly it has begun to decrease. In my house where i used to get 3-4 bars I'm getting 1-2. I have the moto droid 2.1. All Ive done is add a zagg shield, but i don't think that would be a problem.

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Motorola Droid :: 50% Signal And Network Location Error With BB .2.1

Jun 18, 2010

Has anyone else had a issue with there phone saying it only has signal 50% of the time and also network location not working while running the latest build of Bugless Beat .2.1?

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Motorola Droid :: No Signal On Wifi Tether With BB Froyo?

Jun 11, 2010

I launch the wifi tether program, but my laptop (a whopping 6 inches away) finds NO SIGNAL. I am running Bugless Beast 0.1 Froyo with P3's 250-1000MHz kernel. Everything else works great, including Flash 10.1 but I can't seem to get wifi tethering working. Not a show-stopper, but a nuisance I would like to fix. Anyone else with this problem? And have any of you figured out a fix?

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Motorola Droid :: GPS - Signal Bars -Battery Life

Oct 23, 2010

As of the last 2 weeks or so I would say, a few problems have come up with my D1.

The first is the GPS never can locate my phone anymore when im in maps. It just continues to say trying to locate, and does nothing else. It used to locate just fine, and basically has just stopped.

Second is I loose all of my signal bars and then have no service according to my phone.

Third is my battery life has just turned to complete crap. I had it fully charged this morning before I left at 10:30, and it was dead by 4. Did a few occasional texts, nothing else and it was done.

All of these things literally came out of no where, didn't change kernels or anything else that I can think of. I am running CM6 with one of P3's kernels.

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Motorola Droid X :: Lower Signal On Screen Lock

Aug 7, 2010

I am not sure if anyone else has noticed this, I have searched around a bit so sorry if this has been covered before but this is my second Droid X to do this. When I lock the screen, my signal strength goes from 3-4 bars down to 1 bar after a few minutes. When I quickly tap the home button, but do NOT unlock the screen I can see that there is only 1 bar, and even sometimes the 3G icon is gone, (i.e. no data is transmitting, but I am getting a cell signal). Once I unlock the screen, I immediately will see the bars jump to either 3-4, depending on my location, and/or the 3G will pop back up (if it was missing in the first place).

My conclusions about this are that this is a reason why some devices crush the battery life and others don't. And, there is an issue with the phone hardware/software radio communications. If when the screen is locked it is losing signal and constantly going back and forth between 1x/3g/no data, that would explain why some people are having their battery dead within 5-6 hours. This phenomena is occurring on my second Droid X. I have yet to notify Motorola formally, other than through Verizon, but I wanted to see if anyone else out there is experiencing the same issues. Mind you, it is sometimes sporadic and others very consistent! There are times when the phone will be very hot in my pocket, and I suspect this is the reason. I know how to back out of applications and i can confirm that I do not have any running in the background that are sucking data.

Please keep in mind, I experience this with and without task killers and I live 5 minutes from Downtown Minneapolis where coverage is excellent. I also do not use Juice Defender or any other battery management program which may cut data when the screen is locked.

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Motorola Droid 2 :: Signal Strength - Slow Data

Aug 17, 2010

Some professional reviews (engadget and phonescoop) have noted signal strength issues with the Droid 2. For example, see:

Review: Motorola Droid 2 : The Three S's (Phone Scoop)

Particularly for those who have/had other Verizon phones, have you noticed any signal strength problems, trouble with calls, or slow data?

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Motorola Droid :: Need Battery , Status , 3g And Signal Widgets

Dec 13, 2009

I'm looking for widgets...one widget for all would be nice.
but one that tells me my batter, 3g, how many bars, and what my status is (vibrate or not)
basically everything on the notification bar

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Motorola Droid X :: Full 3g Signal But Poor Downloading Speed

Oct 4, 2010

My download speeds have been roughly 512kps with full 3g reception (testing with the speed test app). I've tried *228 option 2 and the *22899 with no success. I have recently rooted but had the problem before that. That leads to my second question.I haven't called verizon yet, should I unroot before I do? If something similar has been posted im sorry, I could not find it. Is anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it?

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Motorola Droid :: Poor Signal Quality Compared To LG Phone

Nov 29, 2009

I have had my droid for 21 days now. The first week I was frustrated because I could not use my "backup assistant" which I have used for a long time to transfer my contacts. ( im sure they will come up with an "app" for that soon, and it works very differently than my old LG. Once I worked through the basics of using the phone I started to notice I have very poor reception at my home. (This is really bugging me because my husband has the FREE LG flip phone and has perfect service everywhere in the house) I buy the best and he gets the free phone and he talks anywhere but I have to go out on the back porch or stand by the back door with my head against the window in order to talk to somehone. Part of me really wants to return it for that reason alone, but I love the other features of the phone and don't know if I want to give them up. Has anyone else had issues with poor signal quality>

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Motorola Droid X :: Bad Signal - Cold And Scared The Walls Are Closing In?

Sep 29, 2010

I have started having crappy signal at my work for the past week. Finally i called verizon and there are no tower outages or anything they are aware of. Yes, i am in a building, but i have been in the same building for almost 2 years and with verizon for 1 year. I have always had 3 out of 4 bars of 3g service. Now my DB will say -85 or -90 which i know is fine but i'll have 0 of 4 bars or at best 1 and it will be 1x!!!!

I'm friekin' out because having no signal at work sucks. i'm missing calls and forget about downloading an app, it takes forever if it works. So my question is, did 2.2 do this? I got the OTA and it's been happening almost as long as i've had 2.2. i got 2.2 on the 22nd like everyone else and it probably started on the 24th.

Or is this simply a case of Verizon having to release an Alltel tower or something or a roaming agreement running out and now i am just screwed? I think this may be the case since nothing else seems to make sense. Oh and i did walk a city block away from my building outside and it's the same: -88 to -96 signal but 0 bars or at best 1 bar. what happened to my poor droid x? now my battery life is sucking too because it's always searching for a signal and wearing itself out!!! Sad, sad, sad. Again, only in the last week has this happened to me. I'm rooted but i had stock 2.1 and got the official 2.2 ota. only rooted so i could rename bloatware. my phone had AMAZING reception before! I even saw a -59 once which i'd never got down to on my droid 1 (mostly low -80's).

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Motorola Droid X :: Signal Bouncing Randomly - But DBm Doesnt Move Much

Jul 28, 2010

My signal at work is about -100 dBm on average, funny thing is the bars go from 0 to 4, they just randomly bounce around every 10 seconds or so.

anyone have a solution to the bars moving? I thought the X was supposed to have better signal than the Dinc i just took back, but it looks like it doesnt, it just tries to say it does with the higher bars.

The incredible was getting between 97-103 dBm just like the Droid X.

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Motorola Droid X :: WiFi And 3G Signal Drop Because Of Hardware Or Software

Aug 28, 2010

Has it been determined if the issues with WiFi or 3G signal dropping a hardware issue on the device or a software issue? I have 3 days left to exchange it for a brand new one and it would defeat the purpose if it ends up being on the software side. I really love the heck out of my DX (52hr battery life with light usage!). But I'm getting sick and tired of either signal dropping randomly and not being able to connect on the Internet. I have to turn WiFi off/on, or with 3G, wait 'till it finally decides to reconnect itself again or close window and try again. When I do get a locked signal, it is fast, but within 10-15 minutes it drops. With WiFi I have tried many configuration with my router and everything is a No Go, same results.

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Motorola Droid :: 2. 1 3g Suddenly Drops And Signal Bars Blinking?

Apr 2, 2010

My 3g all of a sudden disappeared and my signal bars were flashing . Its back now after a reboot but never had issues before and I was staying in one spot. Hope it doesn't become an issue

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Motorola Droid X :: Weird Phone Indicator Next To The Signal Bars

Jul 18, 2010

I'm just trying to figure out what the heck that indicator is. Sorry, I'm a little new to all this. It looks like the phone but to the left is a weird squiggly line.

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Motorola Droid X :: Weak Signal Strength / Calls Are Getting Dropped

Oct 6, 2010

since the update i seem to have a much weaker signal and calls are getting dropped. quite often it seems that i bounce between 3g and 1x. anyone else?

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