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DROID 2 Having Signal Issues?

Not exactly the post we were looking to write just 4 days after the Droid 2 was released, but there are some rumored signal issues that we unfortunately can’t confirm ourselves.  Almost all of the review models that were sent to MobileCrunch and Engadget reportedly experienced varying signal strength without even touching the device.  Is this the next antennagate?  Let’s not go there.  Since we’ll assume that the design is likely not the problem, then a software issue could provide a fix.  Do we know when or if that could happen though?  We have no idea.

I guess what we really need to know, is if you, the reader are experiencing anything.

Anyone pick up a D2 last week?  How is your signal strength?  Any dropped calls?

Via:  MobileCrunch, Engadget

Cheers acidburn!

  • Cook

    I would like to get my phone back into extended network because the signal was better…how do i do this, or do I need to take it into a Verizon store. 

  • Sherry

    Are there any problems receiving emails? I want to buy a Droid 2. However, recently I sent an email to a Droid 2 user who did not get the body of the message. This happened 3x consistently. Each time I thought I made a mistake and sent it without the info but no. Is anyone else having that problem?

  • Anonymous

    My Droid 2 will occasionally (once a week) experience fluctuating reception problems. It will go from full 3G to 1 bar 1X in less than a minute. The restarting the phone will not remedy the problem. The Phone has to have the battery and SD card removed to resolve the issue. Moto help us soon!

  • Sin2live

    I thought I had a bunk phone, but this seems to be the case with mine. Whenever I look to use it, there are zero bars, when I move into an area I have ALWAYS had reception, I get one or two bars. Hoping there is a fix, or the Thunderbolt is released within the 14 days I have left to exchange it.

  • Ben

    Yes, bought a Droid 2 weeks ago and am experiencing 0 bars today where calls aren't even getting through and are sending callers straight to voicemail. Extremely frustrating and definitely not the first time this has occurred, but I didn't figure it out til just today. My wife is on the same plan so I'm going to compare my signal strength with hers (she has one of the free crappy phones) and then speak with Verizon if there's a major difference.

  • Shoysingleton

    My calls drop like 10 times a day!

  • MartinK

    I currently have the droid 2, after starting with the droid. I can honestly say the modifications made to the device are easy to adapt to, as well, as I have not had one single problem. I did experience an audio issue with my first device. I have not had any dropped calls now that you speak of it. It could have used a little more publicity, for basically my droid 2 does everything the X does….and I love my keyboard!

  • MartinK

    I currently have the droid 2, after starting with the droid. I can honestly say the modifications made to the device are easy to adapt to, as well, as I have not had one single problem. I did experience an audio issue with my first device. I have not had any dropped calls now that you speak of it. It could have used a little more publicity, for basically my droid 2 does everything the X does….and I love my keyboard!

  • http://twitter.com/lutez Alex Lutz

    I've got a Droid 2. I think they're full of crap. Reception is great.

  • http://twitter.com/lutez Alex Lutz

    I've got a Droid 2. I think they're full of crap. Reception is great.

  • Natalierpayne

    Just picked up the droid 2… in 1x to nothing to 3g over & over again… Dissapointed :( I just gave up on iphone bc of issues with signal… boo

  • Davidbiz0303

    Got a pre-release so have used it extensively. There are definitely issues with battery life. I'm lucky if i get a full five hours of occasional use out of it without the battery draining…Haven't noticed much in the way of signal issues but then I don't get a Verizon signal where I live anyway! ;)

  • Annie

    Got my new Droid 2 set up on Tues., 8/17. So far it has dropped all calls made from home, worked on half a dozen calls when out and about but did cut-out briefly once. The signal strength bar varies from 1 to 4 just sitting here at home. Today Verizon said they've had no complaints about dropped calls with the Droid 2, BUT they reminded me they only guarantee it will work outside buildings – never heard that one before! Have been with them for 6 plus years and with much simpler phones, i.e. LG8300 was what I traded up from, and never had a dropped call or signal problems except in rural areas. I'm in San Diego County coastal area and would assume there should be no problems here.

  • Bluexsky

    I get 3g signal .. then change to 1x then no signal.. then back to 3g signal.. over and over again… not happy with droid 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Reve-Lovitt/36403458 Revé Lovitt

    I have the same issue. I recieved the phone on monday and activated it but didnt make a call until tuesday and today. The reception sounds horrible. Lots of background noise and the call goes in and out. Even when you watch the status bar the signal goes from 1 bar to 4 bars and then no bars, and thats when you're sitting still. This could also be why the battery is draining so fast. I had to remove the facebook account in order to save the battery life. The battery has gone from 100% to 80% in 4hrs and thats just from sitting on the counter but thats definitely an improvement. Idk wats up but I really want it fixed. Whats the point of having features you can't use…

  • bed2

    As a new D2 user coming from the iPhone 4 mess I don't see that I could ever go back. Data is way faster, reception has been stellar everywhere I have been (all over CT). Only complaint has been some occassional clipping of sound at the earpiece. Battery has been as good as iPhone3gs.

  • Dfreyer

    got mine friday and have to buy touchdown to sync contacts and calendar – this of course makes those two standard buttons you see (the head and the phone) totally useless. thanks droid

  • Rjcurreri

    I am having signal issues with my droid 2. Areas where I received full signal with my blackberry world edition from five years ago are now dead zones for me. I cant even use the phone in my office where i have always had reception

  • honkj

    hmmm, lets see how Motorola really is doing at making devices compared to Apple, using the ultimate of unbiased all seeing sources: (and a very good predictor into the future too)…

    http://bigcharts.marketwatch.com/charts/big.cha

  • Papa Droid

    Last.. :P

  • Justin

    Can you hear me now?

    Nope.

  • Berserkr

    I have a Droid that was bought back in November that Im still fighting with Verizon over. Get no data or voice in my home at all. I have an Evo and iPhone 4 that I have no problems with. Was told today by Verizon Tech Support, that Verizon dose not guarantee signal/data service in any building. So maybe it's not a Droid 2 problem but a Verizon problem. Time to kick Verizon to the curb.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276750673 Earl Painter

    Put a jacket on it

  • NYdyno

    I love my new D2. I've had ZERO issues with signal and call quality is great. I've used it in multiple locations throughout the US without so much as a hiccup. I really love this phone.

  • Justin

    Cmon apple fans, the flood gates are open

  • Camaros_Kill

    I havent read thru the comments so dont shoot me for possibly repeating this, but i had a feeling something like this was going to come up simply due to the fact that the strange usb/no hands on the back of the phone problem exists with the D2. For those who dont know what im talking about, with the usb plugged into the D2, and your hand NOT touching the back of the phone, the screen will bug out completely while dragging or moving widgets around. Simple fix is hold the phone like a human being while its charging, or dont use it while its charging.

  • guz1115

    Dont let apple get wind of this!

  • L.G

    How ironic ha!

  • aredubya

    I definitely have some signal troubles here at home, with 1 or no bars in rooms where I had two or better on my old RAZR.

  • ASDroid

    I got a Droid 2 on Day one. Got there just as Verizon opened. I did notice that the signal seemed to be varying a lot on the first day. Sometimes showing no bars then showing full. I have not had one dropped call or any reception problems while actually on the phone. There has been an occasional loss of network when I am trying to get on the app marketplace. Doesn't last long.

    I would say something is definitely fishy, just don't know if it is a big enough deal to do something about it.