What phone do you have?
What plan are you on?
Does your plan include data, or just talk & text?
At our regular vacation spot in rural Maine we’re having a funky reception issue. There is a tower nearby (about a mile or so) and friends with Verizon phones say they get decent service. We do not. Calls seem to come through, at least sporadically. We cannot call or text out. Data works sporadically – I’ll try to check email and get a “no service” message… but then a few hours later I’ll check and all of a sudden I have email.
For status info on the phone:
The Republic arc is empty blue
The status bar says 3G, but there is an empty isosceles triangle next to it.
Below that is the usual right triangle that show signal strength. This is partially filled, but with an “X” in the lower right hand corner.
Getting closer to the tower doesn’t seem to resolve the issue.
Anyway, I’m curious about two things:
What these various status symbols mean;
Why is the service sporadic? And why would be be able to receive calls but not send?