Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4025 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

# 206168 12-Dec-2016 20:34
Send private message

Hi all,

 

First up, who here is using a Sony Xperia device on Skinny? Which model? Do you have issues with signal or drop outs?

 

I've seen two devices, an Xperia Z3 Compact, and an Xperia Z5 Compact both which are supplied by spark. Both have been used with Spark sim cards in the past, without fail. Both are fully updated.

 

However when you swap these devices to skinny, you suddenly get odd behaviour. Dropping of signal entirely, especially when there's no open data session or voice call active. This means making or receiving a call is like rolling the dice as to whether it will connect. Because there's no open data session, it's worse when on WiFi. It's mostly fine if you're on mobile data, but this is hardly ideal.

 

It can be observed on the device as showing full signal, and then none, with the blank bars and no service showing on androids status. Signal goes from say, -70 RSSI to No Signal. And then it'll reconnect to the network, and repeat.

 

Each device is more than a generation apart, and each is used at either end of the country from eachother, but both have the same problem. The sim card has been used in a motorola and LG phone respectively with no issues. So i'm wondering, if there's commonality between basebands of these devices (slim chance), perhaps there's an incompatibility problem with the baseband? Just a theory at least.

 

 

 

Thoughts?


Create new topic
33 posts

Geek


  # 1686781 13-Dec-2016 05:20
Send private message

Ive been using a Spark supplied Z5 Compact on Skinny for some time now and have had no issues, I do tend to use it more locked to 3G vs 4G but always find data and calling happens ok. 


CJC

51 posts

Master Geek


  # 1687031 13-Dec-2016 12:10
Send private message

Have a Z2 (which was originally from/on Vodafone) that had a similar issue when I moved to 2degrees for a short period of time.  It would randomly lose data connection, but show full 'signal', until the phone was restarted.  Shifted to Skinny Direct and it's been rock solid since.


 
 
 
 


17 posts

Geek


  # 1687229 13-Dec-2016 17:39
Send private message

Could this be an APN issue?  I had a similar issue when I used Warehouse Mobile.  I had to create a Warehouse Mobile APN instead of using the default 2Degrees APN that came on the sim.  Just my 2 cents, hope you find a solution :)




4025 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 1691311 16-Dec-2016 23:20
Send private message

I don't think it's specifically data/apn related though, the signal drops entirely and texts/calls don't work. Having a data session actually helps, as it generally stops it from dropping. It's an idle cellular connection that cuts out.


39 posts

Geek


  # 1691325 17-Dec-2016 06:43
Send private message

I have a Xperia XZ model working perfectly fine on Skinny, no issues.

Create new topic



Switch your broadband provider now - compare prices


Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07


LG Electronics begins distributing the G8X THINQ
Posted 24-Oct-2019 10:58



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.