1. Someguyfromla's Avatar
    Ok, so I ran into this strange problem:

    I used to live in a city where I always had great 4g coverage and great speeds. About a month ago I moved to another city about 20 miles from the old one, still great coverage with decent speeds. About once or twice a week I'll go back to my old city to visit. The last time I went my phone was showing the same coverage as always (full bars 4g) but data was not working at all. I tried the following separately: turning off data, putting it in airplane mode, toggling roaming and restarting the phone. Regardless of what I did when the connection came back on data would work for a few seconds and then it would completely stop working again. When I got back to the city I moved to data was working fine again. This has happened two days in a row so far. Has anyone had this or something like this happen to them?

    The phone is an 8X, carrier is T-Mobile USA.
    06-12-2013 03:13 AM
  2. TheJoester09's Avatar
    I get this all the time where I live as well. I think this has more to do with T-Mobile sucking than it does the 8x.
    06-12-2013 10:15 PM
  3. Someguyfromla's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I seriously doubt it's the phone as well.
    06-12-2013 10:51 PM
  4. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Put this:


    In Internet APN from settings, cellular.

    Worth a shot. Let us know.

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    06-23-2013 11:06 AM
  5. eric12341's Avatar
    T-Mobile is in the process of refarming the network and rolling out LTE so its possible that there may have been an outage at that moment. Also sometimes rapid switch offs between towers can cause the handoff to not properly complete resulting in a loss of data until a cycle of airplane mode is done. It happens with all carriers and occurs rarely.
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    06-23-2013 11:21 AM
  6. Someguyfromla's Avatar
    juanitoriv, I had tried that and it didn't work. I think Eric's explanation makes sense the most. I went back a third time the same week (this third time wasn't consecutive though) and just like that everything was perfectly fine. I also noticed on my brother in law's phone yesterday that he has lte now which he used to not have. Thank you guys for your input though it's very much appreciated.
    06-25-2013 12:38 AM
  7. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Good looking. Glad you're fixed
    06-25-2013 10:02 PM

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