Huawei G300 - weak and inconsistent mobile signal strength
Posted 17 June 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 17 June 2012 - 07:03 PM
Kind of. They said they updated the software on it and that it has solved the problem, it hasn't. The build version is now ...B885 (not sure what it started off on however). The phone still does what it did before, particularly in the house. I put both the G300 and another HTC, both on Giffgaff side by side in my room and every now and then the G300 just sits there, not taking texts and forwarding calls to voice mail. Stuck in a Vodafone sim and it does the same.
Wow, that even more good news... what happened in the end? Did they honored the warranty ?
Looking closer at it, the signal actually seems to be unaffected during these times, so I don't really know what's going on. Took the phone back to Vodafone again after the "repair" today, and they said that they can't replace the handset because the warranty has been made void by not unlocking it with them. Apparently my best option is to talk to Huawei directly and see if they can still honour the 1 year manufactures warranty.
I've been reluctant to put a custom ROM on the phone, as I'm not sure what this will mean for trying to return the phone. But for now, I would warn everyone to make sure their phone is working 100% before getting it unlocked, or at least to get Vodafone to unlock it, as it may help to stop huge headaches later down the line. Sad but true
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:26 PM
Edited by Smiff2, 17 June 2012 - 08:29 PM.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:33 PM
Edited by Ascend, 17 June 2012 - 08:34 PM.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:47 PM
Edited by jikobutsu, 17 June 2012 - 08:48 PM.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:57 PM
How do Voda know who unlocked it? There have been quite a few reports of PAYG phones being delivered directly from Voda already unlocked?
They can find out if they unlocked it going by the imei I would imagine.
Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:42 PM
Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:17 PM
I noticed that the "Mobile Network type" under settings -> status was constantly cycling from HSDPA to UMT. Last week, my girlfriend put in the APN settings for Giffgaff and from that day on, it's been on HSDPA. I've been using it for about a week now, and so far I haven't had any more issues with . Hopefully it stays that way. Thanks for the advice guys, will mention the above if I get any more trouble from it!
Posted 24 June 2012 - 04:25 PM
Keep us posted!
Can't believe Vodafone is such a cr*p company that would make any sort of connection between unlocking and warranty.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:04 PM
Edited by ryan2801, 08 August 2012 - 07:44 PM.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:45 PM
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