Apparently quite a few Nexus One users are having a hard time getting their new phones to connect to T-Mo’s 3G network. Instead, according to InformationWeek, they are getting bounced down to the slower EDGE network.
Google’s public forums are replete with complaints from users, many of whom say their Nexus Ones are dropping from 3G to the 2G edge network.
“I upgraded from a Blackberry Pearl to the Nexus One,” wrote one user in a typical posting. “I cannot get any 3G service as of yet. Don’t know what the problem is. T-Mobile and HTC support weren’t able to help.”
Another posting was: “I’m having this same problem. My G1 has 3G with full strength, but sitting right next to it my Nexus has 1 bar of 3G and keeps switching to Edge… I’m at the point where I’m about to send this thing back. It ruins the whole experience if I can’t ever stay on 3G for more than a few seconds.”
The problems are reminiscent of the situation faced by Apple iPhone users who, like Nexus One users, generally said they liked their iPhone, but were initially saddled with the slow 2G Edge network.
Any Nexus One users want to elaborate? Are you having problems?
Nexus One Users Report Poor 3G Access [InformationWeek]