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    Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

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    Has anyone else (particularly in the Los Angeles Area) had an issue where the 8703e switches between 1X and 1XEVDO fairly frequently? Los Angeles is a full EVDO coverage area so I find this to be strange...

    VZW is sending me a new unit tomorrow, but I was wondering if anyone else was possibly experiencing this.

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    let us know how this new unit works as oer coverage and 1X and 1XEVDO.

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    We just finished installing our first 3 8703e's today. We were getting good 1XEV in our building except near some know dead spots we have. We'll be checking with the users over the next couple of days to see what their coverage is like.

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    my new unit is doing the same thing.. I am curious if it is just my area... verizon is going to check the tower.. has anyone else experienced this? specifically in the Marina Del Rey/Westchester areas in Los Angeles?

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    Im getting spotty evdo coverage, but im in an area where they are testing it anyways, but home in VA i hear its pretty decent
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    Aha! This is what I've been looking for. Can you help by explaining more about your problem here.... http://blackberryforums.pinstack.com...n_problem.html

    Let me know what your thoughts are.

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    This happens to me in new york city, which should have full EV coverage but because of the buildings and goin in and out of subways etc i get a lot of switching. MY bb even switches back and forth a lot when it is just sitting on my desk at work and in my apt. I went to CT last week and it was completely different. It showed strong EVDO service the whole time and i was shocked at how long the battery lasted. In my normal usage i use half the battery in half a day and its usually close to completely gone by then end of the day. In CT it took 2 DAYS to even get it down CLOSE TO HALF WAY with the same usage!

    All CDMA phones with EVDO have this issue, its ridiculous. I had to set my old razr to only 1x service to avoid all the switching back and forth and the battery life improved dramatically.

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    When you have 1X you can do a reboot and more than likely it will jump into 1XEV, at least thats how it works here for me.

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    Re: Erratic EVDO Coverage 8703e

    Quote Originally Posted by pspiegel
    Has anyone else (particularly in the Los Angeles Area) had an issue where the 8703e switches between 1X and 1XEVDO fairly frequently? Los Angeles is a full EVDO coverage area so I find this to be strange...

    VZW is sending me a new unit tomorrow, but I was wondering if anyone else was possibly experiencing this.
    Having had this issue in several locations during Verizon's initial evdo rollout (as well as hearing about it from many others), take it for what it's worth. When the network is adding evdo services in a beta state, and therefore testing their performance prior to its full launch, you get this kind of erratic behavior. You may also notice quicker battery drain while in these areas. Hopefully, it's nothing more than this. Hope that might help!

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