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Poor Signal Strength - Samsung Galaxy Nexus


I am having very poor signal strength with my galaxy nexus. At home i get only 1 bar even if i go outside. I am not far from a tower. Downtown, if i go into a building, i get no signal. My calls are often dropped to the extent that i cannot even make a phone call. I googled this and there are many others with the same complaint. I finally called verizon support and after numerous tests, they sent me a new sim card. It made no difference.

I have discovered that in order to see 4g i have to turn off wi-fi. One person said this phone has known problems with its poor radio and to insist verizon exchange it for a razr max. Any thoughts or help?


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Possible Reason For Poor Battery Consumption - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

So, my battery has really been pretty crappy for a few weeks now (much worse than before). It all happened right after my phone had ghost dialed *22899 and updated my phone's prl. Now, my phone's battery is pretty decent, so long as i am connected to the google servers (my wi-fi & bars are blue). Here's the thing – they aren't blue as often as before. And sometimes, the wi-fi icon doesn't even appear, even though i know that i am connected to wi-fi (maybe my work connection is bad).

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Red = no signal
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Will Not Charge Unless Its Off

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I have been experiencing a 100% repeatable bug affecting the bluetooth on my galaxy nexus. First a little background: i connect my gn to my car's bluetooth for hands-free, and i also connect it to the tunelink adapter for bluetooth audio playback because my car doesn't support it. Both devices only register as having the only profile they're capable of: the tunelink knows it can only do "media audio" and the car knows it can only do "phone audio. "

Now the problem: the problem is, when both devices are connected to the gn, every single phone call i make is a garbled mess. Ever since i got the tunelink, i've hand to initiate calls and then switch them to handset or speaker mode, and that's not a good thing when you have to drive in d. C. Every once and a while with their handsfree laws.

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What Apps Do I Install On My New Samsung Galaxy Nexus ?

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