Android forum: Samsung Galaxy S Losing connectivity

by: Crankypaul October 12, 2011 2:20 AM PDT

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Samsung Galaxy S Losing connectivity

by Crankypaul - 10/12/11 2:20 AM

I have a Samsung Galaxy S on AT&T for over a year. In the beginning I had no problems to speak of but lately, in the last month or so, I have been having problems with connectivity. I completely lose my 3G connection resulting in my not receiving texts as well as not being able to get any internet connections. The only fix (workaround) I have found has been to completely shut down and reboot. And no, the phone isn't on Airplane mode either. I've attempted removing the battery on many occasions but nothing makes any difference. It happens more frequently lately. In fact the other day I needed to reboot when I woke in the morning and then later in the day, with the phone sitting on a desk completely unused, I found that I had to do it again. I did update to 2.2 a few months ago (AT&T was probably the LAST one that made it available), but I don't recall this problem existing immediately afterward. Looking at posts by others on other forums it appears to me that this is not unheard of, but there doesn't seem to be any fix available, or at least posted by anyone. I am reaching the point of total frustration. The phone itself is great, when it works properly. I am at my wits end since I can't rely on getting any messages and am constantly checking to see if my connection is alive or dead. I've received messages 6 hours after they were sent because I found that the phone was essentially dead due to this problem.

Does anyone have any ideas or is it time for a new phone? I have read about others going through 2 or 3 before getting one that works properly which does me no good since I own this one for over a year. And if I do replace it, what do I get that would give me similar features and functions without mortgaging the farm? I'm already looking to drop AT&T due to coverage problems so I don't want to lock myself into another contact just to get a phone on the cheap.

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