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ic902 Problems

bkw212007

Jan 19, 2008, 2:02 AM
Hello all. I have been having major performance issues with my new ic902. I'm six miles from a Sprint tower and this area is flat terrain. I receive three or four bars of signal in my house out of a possible six.

However, 90% of the time I cannot place a call, I cannot recieve a call, and I cannot send a text message. Very frustrating.

Does anyone know if/how this can be resolved? Maybe a PRL update? Maybe the phone just sucks, or Sprint sucks, or CDMA sucks in general? I converted to this phone from a Nextel iDEN phone thinking this would be the 'next big thing'. At this point, though, I'm ready to switch back to my old trusty Nextel phone. At least it worked.
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jrfdsf

Jan 19, 2008, 10:50 AM
bkw212007 said:
Hello all. I have been having major performance issues with my new ic902. I'm six miles from a Sprint tower and this area is flat terrain. I receive three or four bars of signal in my house out of a possible six.

However, 90% of the time I cannot place a call, I cannot recieve a call, and I cannot send a text message. Very frustrating.

Does anyone know if/how this can be resolved? Maybe a PRL update? Maybe the phone just sucks, or Sprint sucks, or CDMA sucks in general? I converted to this phone from a Nextel iDEN phone thinking this would be the 'next big thing'. At this point, though, I'm ready to switch back to my old trusty Nextel phone. At least it worked.


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bkw212007

Jan 20, 2008, 12:50 AM
Besides these issues, the main problem around here is not having 850MHz roaming, as Sprint's network is pretty skimpy in this rural area (whereas Nextel is solid). Having roaming, I could at least make use of the Alltel and Verizon CDMA networks, which blanket this area well also. So, I swapped back to my i880 for now, and I might either have the ic902 looked at, or just sell it and wait until the QChat phones come out (which will have roaming). At any rate, my i880 is working 20 times as good as the voice side of the ic902 did. Making calls on iDEN is easy even with no signal bars, versus needing at least 2-3 to place a call on CDMA. This is why I wish they'd keep iDEN around for all those users who don't care about high-speed data and...
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cellphonesaretools

Jan 20, 2008, 7:33 PM
bkw212007 said:
"At any rate, my i880 is working 20 times as good as the voice side of the ic902 did. Making calls on iDEN is easy even with no signal bars, versus needing at least 2-3 to place a call on CDMA. This is why I wish they'd keep iDEN around for all those users who don't care about high-speed data and such; those users that want a good, working phone. "If it ain't broke, don't try to fix it."

Well stated, and because your statements are based on actual experience, all the more valuable for S-N to listen to.

iDEN is still a damn good network for cellular voice calls and DC calls. Like you, I don't need or want data/photos/music/video, just a bulletproof phone on a bulletproof network. NEXTEL.Done.|

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Learningcurve

Jan 21, 2008, 9:44 PM
The thing is, like with anything that is good and works great, The government wants a piece. And they will take what they want. Sprint Nextel is going through a hard time maintaining their nextel network. Not sure on the details but the government is screwing them over. like its screwing everyone else. has anyone check out the taxes on cell phone bills ... gay
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bkw212007

Jan 22, 2008, 8:28 PM
You're right. It's a shame.
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bkw212007

Jan 22, 2008, 8:30 PM
I'm glad somebody sees where I'm coming from.

Too bad Sprint can't, eh?
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