- 01-20-2013, 02:34 PM #1
This could be an AT&T issue but might as well just blame both AT&T and Nokia! :)
Hi, I work in a Auto-factory Paint Shop we have a lot of Robot's and a lot of electrical devices and panels everywhere! We have a Verizon repeater in our shop for our Enterprise Laptops and Cell Phones which we suspected could be the cause for AT&T not getting a solid signal in house... The Sprint phones people use seem to work really well in areas where there is a lot of electrical disturbance where the AT&T connections are rare or one or two bars at most... I tried calling AT&T to come out but found out Corporate Enterprise service through Verizon they sign some silly contract stating no other company that provides services can come onto our property to solicit services mainly I cannot bring them into our building for any reason...
I do get full bars outside but inside it's usually no bars at all...
My main beef is to Nokia, AT&T and possibly Microsoft is why when I get no signal all day when I go outside my phone stays stuck in 3G, Edge until I either flick back and forth from Airplane mode or reboot my phone?? I have full 4G LTE otherwise... I know there needs to be some handshake crap from the services but the phone should find a way to deliver the best network possible regardless!
And for anyone wondering a few of us at work have purchased repeaters but they are not like the ones that cost 8k to whatever k these are the ones you buy for home but they have a 100 to 300 ft radios and where I work that's a huge joke!
I keep forgetting to reboot after work and would call someone and they sounded really bad and well tell them hold on need to reboot or restart my cellular connection..
I just thought to share this with you guys that might have the same issue and wanted it fixed or just want to cry about it with me! ;)
I also did think or hope the 4G LTE band was a different frequency and could penetrate the walls better or just penetrate the entire work environment I am working in but that proved to be false for me...
- 01-20-2013, 05:20 PM #2
I think that could just be a Nokia Lumia issue as it happens with my phone as well, but thinking back the same thing happened with my HTC One X on AT&T whenever I am in school. I believe that the phone has a hard time refinding a signal after being in a dead zone for quite some time. So with your original statement being AT&T and Nokia you are correct it seems!
- 01-21-2013, 07:13 AM #4
01-23-2013, 07:21 PM #6
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Curious if you have battery saver turned on when this happens? I just discovered mine has similar issues getting a signal after being in a dead zone, and it seems to be connected to battery saver. If I turn battery saver off before I lose signal, the phone instantly has 4G signal when there's service again, though the battery does drain a bit. I'm guessing battery saver is keeping the phone from constantly searching for a signal to conserve power, but it won't properly reacquire the signal after leaving the dead zone.
- 01-23-2013, 08:28 PM #7
Not a 920 owner, though I might be soon, I currently have an iphone 5, and it does the same thing as your 920 is. I have to turn airplane mode on/off for me to connect to AT&T lte after being inside somewhere with little to no service. Why it doesn't automatically connect to 5 bar lte is beyond me, it will just sit there on edge.
01-23-2013, 08:39 PM #8
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02-18-2013, 11:10 AM #13
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I work in an auto shop that's basement-level, and my phone does this sometimes as well. I'll go upstairs and still have no signal. I'm pretty sure there's some sort of time-out where the phone will go "I haven't seen 4G/LTE in x number of minutes" and stop trying.
Of course, how long it looks, in my case, seems to be a battery eater...
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