08-20-2011 10:44 PM
Hi, I have a week ago purchased a Bold 9900 and had problems with the phone cycling through H+, EDGE and NO connection continuously. I have bought a new SIM card to make sure it is not the card and the issue did not resolve. I have also a Torch 9800 and I have a 3G connection with 4-5 bars continuously and no dropped connections. After discussing the issue with Rogers technical support without resolution, I was sent a new phone.
The new phone has the exact same issue. The connection also does not manage to hold a H+ or 3G nor EDGE connection for long and will cycle through NO connection before reconnecting again. I also noticed that this seems to have an effect on battery life. I have besides the Torch also an old Bold 9000 and it as well has no problem to hold a 3G connection at my location.
I would like to know whether this is a firm ware issue that RIM intends to fix or whether it is a hardware issue. A speedy reply would be appreciated since the phone is otherwise of little use to me
08-23-2011 01:15 PM
08-23-2011 04:15 PM
Hi, it is working a bit better for me now. I have forced my phone to H+ only and set my connection manually to Rogers. The connection is still not nearly as good as on my Torch or old Bold, so I still hope that RIM finds a fix for it. I hope it is not the transmission strength of the radio stack. It would be nice for RIM to respond
09-07-2011 05:56 PM
I am with Bell, I have my BB since sunday and today I had some problems with the network too.
It was written ''SOS'' and sometimes I had only 1 bar or 2, or none....
My messages took so long to be delivered on BBM... I don't know if the issue comes from the BB or the carrier...
09-21-2011 07:35 AM
I'm also confuse, in the BB web page it states :
This means that the 9900 (not the 9930) is capable of managing UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz or 2100/1700/900 MHz bands????
Or that there are 2 diferent 9900, one for UMTS: 2100/1900/850/800 MHz and one for UMTS: 2100/1700/900 MHz?
Could be that ppl getting 3G H+ are using one and ppl getting EDGE ussing the other, assuming there are 2 separete Phones !!!!!!!
10-05-2011 03:40 PM
I had a 9800 and upgraded to a 9900 and have the EXACT same problem! I have been talking with Rogers and RIM support for 6 days now with no resolution. One of the US Rim support guys I did manage to speak with was trying to help me change my network mode to the 3G/2G only mode as he said it was possible and it's what I want so I'm back to the same network my Torch used. However, I discovered that he was using a T-mobile carrier 9900 on a not yet released 7.0.465 version.
I want this version but no one will update me as to why Rogers doesn't support it. This will fix my problem.
10-05-2011 03:48 PM
If you're convinced that downloading that version will fix your problem, it doesn't matter if Rogers supports it or not, you can still download and install it. The fact that Rogers doesn't offer it yet just means that they haven't been fully trained in supporting it, therefore they can't offer something they can't yet support. You can always wait until they do offer it or you can seek out that version elsewhere for download.
I hope that helps you.
03-12-2012 05:16 PM
Hi i´m from Portugal and i have de same network issues with my bb bold 9900 ......
It begins by getting 3G network but then starts jumpimg to edge,gprs and sometimes s.o.s ...
I speak with my mobile operator and don´t know a thing about it ....
So that leaves me to conclude that is phone issue ..... I even had installed the new software lended by Rim but that didn´t solve my network problem .....
If someone knows how to help me i´ll apreciated .....
02-23-2013 07:56 AM - edited 02-23-2013 07:57 AM
I have the same problem but I know how to fix it temporarily, trun off your phone take out the battery and restart it and your everything will work, but them it stops working without u knowing, i didnt check my phone for 3 hours and found that it stopped working so i restarted it and found i had 39 messages. Everything on my phone doesnt work; App World, What's App, Text, BBM and calls when it happens.
Please help, I just got my BB 9900 and I really like it but this is giving me a nightmare.