i've experienced this problem from day 1. however, unlike most, i only seem to get the "ghost loss of signal." i never know when my phone has lost signal because there is no indication. only when i turn on GPS or try to make a call and it doesn't work that i realize it's happened again. i've had to reset my phone on average of 2-3 times a day. this is beyond annoying.
even more so is the response i got from emailing Sprint:
"With the device not have Insurance there will be a $35.00 service fee for them to fix or exchange the device out. We greatly appreciate your business; please let us know if we can assist you further. Have a great day!"
This moron wanted me to pay a fee so they could fix something that's been wrong with the phone since launch.
What a joke.
I would recommend you visiting a Service & Repair location www.sprint.com/storelocator?ECID=SM:BW:20111130TORELOCATOR.
why would i waste my time at one? the consensus seems to be that it's a software and/or network issue.
please take a few seconds to look at all the other posts about this same problem before suggesting something completely useless.
If you had this from day one why didn't you return it immediately or within the 14 days? You can also contact Samsung as I believe there is a one year warranty - You may be without a phone until it is replaced but it is an option if you don't want Sprint to look at it.
because going into a repair store..no matter how painful it may seem will get a ticket made that sprint will then see. the majority of the reports sprint get about these problems are from the repair stores. ditto with things that have worked for them fix wise or that have been tried and didnt work.
the test kernel and os 2.3.6 and ek02 seems to have fixed my issue as far as los. it has been a week and so far no los when i work in a building that i am lucky to get 1 bar of service or no service in.
I have this same issue. I live in Chicago and have had perfect coverage with Sprint for 9 years now. During that time, I have roamed twice ever, and both times was in the middle of nowhere in southern Illinois. Since buying this phone last night I have had a data connection for a total of maybe 10 combined minutes (and when I did, it was slow) and my phone has gone into roaming about a dozen times.
BLACKKASH, i'm not a computer programmer so i have no idea what you're saying. i'm guessing it's the software fix they're supposedly working on? do you work for sprint/samsung? how did you get the new software? do you know when it will be available for the rest of us?
Don't believe it when they tell you it's a hardware issue and to take your phone to a service center.
I don't have an Epic, but here's a list of the problems I've been having with my EVO:
I've been having these problems for a while now and finally went to the Sprint store yesterday to complain about it. The guy I talked to said Sprint is having issues due to the drain the iPhone has created on the network. He said they are working on the problem but it would probably be months before the problem can be resolved. I thought that was probably the case but hoped Sprint had the bandwidth in place BEFORE bringing on the iPhone. Steve Jobs contiunues to attack Android from beyond the grave!
My experience with Sprint has been a good one, so I'm not going to jump ship, but it's frustrating to have been paying the monthly "premium data fee" for well over a year now with no 4G coverage, apps I don't want and can't get rid, and now constant network problems. Based on that, what exactly is that fee for anyway if I'm not enjoying "premium data"?
Regarding the annoying bloatware apps, the salesperson's answer to this was to buy a newer phone. Perhaps messing with the OS is how they make customers with older phones upgrade to new phones? These apps can be removed from the EVO 3D and don't exist on other phones.