Nexus One already having 3G connection issues?

Nexus One already having 3G connection issues?
This sounds way too familiar and the Nexus One is taking a page right out of the iPhone 3G. With the device now readily available to the general masses, there have been complaints coming in from owners about the handset constantly switching between EDGE and 3G speeds – something that seemed to plague the iPhone 3G initially as well. Even in areas where 3G speeds are available, some are receiving poor 3G coverage. One owner in fact proves a point by comparing a T-Mobile G1 and Nexus One side-by-side at the same location. From the picture provided, you can clearly see that the Nexus One is running off EDGE while the much older G1 is happily basking in 3G goodness. Another user goes on to say how their G1 has a solid 3 bars of EDGE connection while their Nexus One on EDGE has a measly 1 bar. This doesn’t seem to be an isolated event because Google’s Nexus One support forums are overflowing with complaints. So how is your Nexus One faring so far?

HTC Nexus One Specifications

via Gizmodo



1. speedydank

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 26, 2009

Ooh big woop, sometimes I wonder if 3G matters. I used to have a 3G phone,but I currently have a non-3G phone and it works at the same speed sometimes even faster!

20. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

with a name like "speedy Dank" Its understandable why you cant tell the difference....

2. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010


3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008


5. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

you VZW fanboys crack me up. keep it up, this is good entertainment.

6. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

It does if you want to enjoy LTE goodness this year!

12. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Not really since LTE is not GSM. LTE is it's own band and technology and is a conglomerate between both GSM/CDMA technologies, but uses neither but is backwards compatible to both.

15. jporterweb

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

Well LTE is part of the GSM road map not the CDMA road map. And Verizon's 4G network will be completed around the time AT&T starts on theirs. That is what is being referred to.

16. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Seriously though, people should know better than to launch a pristine phone on a poor network...DROOIID Worked just fine on launch,it was the most successfull, best hyped phone launch...hands down

17. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

LTE is not backwards compatible. A LTE radio will not pick up a UMTS or EVDO signal. The phones can be backward compatible, but that compatibility must be built-in by including a GSM and/or CDMA radio.

18. aggie99

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

seriously, did you not read the article? In this case it is the phone, not the network. Although TMO's network is bad in alot of places, it's excellent here in Dallas. Much faster than Verizon or AT&T and just as solid coverage wise. I have a N900 and N1 and a coworker in my office also has a G1. The only one with 3g issues is the Nexus 1. I can have them all side by side and the Nexus One will be on EDGE while the others show 3G. Very much like the iPhone 3g when first released. This is a problem on HTC's end and needs to be fixed. People who have no idea what they are talking about would be better off not posting. You Verizon fanboys appear as much of a douche as Apple fanboys at times.

21. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

But atleast we arent Tmob fanboys....and that sais a lot about you...

23. aggie99

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

nice grammar, let me guess you got your degree from University of Phoenix online. I'm not a fanboy of any carrier you moron. I have service with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. My point is people have legitimate issues with the DEVICE itself and all of the forums are getting crapped up by people like yourself who claim that they should be on Verizon. It is clearly not the network in this case but the device.

4. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

talking and data at the same time would be GREAT, if you could talk on a GSM network.......

10. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

Need I remind you that over 90% of the world uses gsm based networks. It's the network operators that are at fault here not the technology. Know what your talking about before you go spitting crap over the forums.

14. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

yes they do and it takes the GSM companies to mess it up. AND! there's a GSM company in the UK experiencing the same problems. huh..... just saying

7. big_red_loyal

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

True story: At 6 Am this morning Joe Scarborough of Morning Joe stated he really wanted to put his blackberry down and use his iPhone full time. But, it was just too unreliable. he said he uses his iphone as a wonderful music player and he loved how pretty the apps looked as he flipped threw them....... he said Verizon has never dropped any of his calls.

8. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

This is the "wonderful" GSM technology at work. Oh wait, it doesn't work most of the time! The device isn't the problem, its getting GSM to do something productive. You can't make something reliable that just can't be reliable. CDMA, EVDO and LTE...thats where its at! I tried paying money to a GSM network and decided I didn't want to waist money anymore so I left.

9. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

i had the same problem on my nexus one i went to network settings mobile networks selected t-mobile 3G n the problems went away.. =) also make sure umts/hsdpa is turned on.. or else u will only get edge.. maybe people are not doing that... ?

11. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

If only we could turn people into "smart people" then we might not have such problems.

19. aggie99

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

only problem here is people like yourself who try to appear smart end up looking like a douche. The problem is, the device can't hold a 3g signal while other 3g devices can. weak radio or software needs to be tweaked. my device is set to 3g, just as my N900 is. N900 works perfectly, showing full 3.5g right now. The nexus one bounces between EDGE and 3g. When it is connected to 3g it gets half the DL speeds of the N900. I'm using both of them right next to each other. Even switched sims to make sure I didn't have a bad sim.

13. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Have had the for two days now, and have been browsing net and doing downloads. Haven't noticed any connection problems.

22. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I have also had an N1 for a few days and haven't noticed any problems either... I'm thinking it might be very regional since Tmo is excellent here in Seattle, but terrible in Detroit.

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