After going through several OS changes, I have came to realize that the drop calls ... BlackBerry Pearl forum
call drop "solution"
After going through several OS changes, I have came to realize that the drop calls are caused by 2 major reasons. And when I say drop calls, I mean the call goes dead-air while the phone still shows connected. And a work-around solution which will I conclude at the end of this post.
1. Using the phone as a modem
Everytime after I finish using the phone as a modem, I tend to get quite a few drop calls. I believe that when you're on a call, the data transmission used for the modem intertwines with the voice transmission. I notice this because when I'm using the phone as a modem and a call comes in, I can hear a lot of static. Its seems like if I can hear the data being transmitted for the modem. What I suggest is a good 30 second battery pull when you're done tethering to flush out those mixed 'cached' data used for the modem for it to not interfere with your phone calls.
2. Third party applications
I have a friend who has a pearl and for the first 3 months, not one single drop call. As soon as he downloaded his first 3rd party app, mfradio, dropped calls started to occur. Did a clean reinstall of the OS with no 3rd party apps. and not one single drop call again. I know, it would suck without any 3rd party apps but I guess all he really needed were the default apps. I believe any 3rd party app can cause it but the apps involving audio such as mfradio, radiobee, multiplayer, etc. can be more proned to the drop calls.
So in conclusion, until there's a fix to this, my opinion to reduce or eliminate this issue is to do a battery pull immediately after tethering and minimize the 3rd party app downloads since there's no way to determine which one or ones are causing it. Lastly, when you're on a call and you get a dead call but you're still connected, hit the speakerphone key simultaneously every 3 seconds. It works everytime for me. It somehow brings back my call and I can here the caller again. I think listening to music on the speakerphone has an affect on this, especially when calls come in. The audio driver on this phone is ducked up.
P.S. Hope this helps. I'm not no phone specialist so some of the terminologies may be off. Good luck.
Last edited by schmunger; 08-29-2007 at 12:02 AM.
Re: call drop "solution"
Hmmmm, so hitting the speaker buttons 3 times every three seconds might bring the call back? will try this when it happened.
Originally Posted by schmunger
Re: call drop "solution"
hmmmmmm, i dont ever drop calls....
infact really didnt even know this was a problem, really.... i mean i drive the the cascades into eastern WA which is all farmland like nebraska ... and i dont even loose EDGE.
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