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My blackberry and airave do not like eachother

Discussion in 'Sprint Forum' started by ace41690, May 21, 2009.

  1. ace41690

    ace41690 Junior Member
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    So long story short, my curve broke and i go a replacement. After goig thru absolute hell provisioning the new blackberry (there was a data network outage yesterday) the phone is finally working. However it is behaving odd with my airave. It does connect to the airave when i make a call, or get a call, or a text. But when the phone is just sitting there, my signal indicator shows a very weak signal(im assuming its the real network signal). My blackberry that just broke (same one, 8330) always showed five bars if i was near the airave, not just when i made a call. its like it only acknowledges the airave is there when im making a call. so i guess it doenst really matter because the phone is working/connected to the airave, but my signal doesnt show it unless im actually making a call. anyone have any ideas as to why???
     
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    call airwave: 866 556 7310
     
  3. Bill Clinton

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    Do you have a weak EV-DO signal from Sprint at your house? My phone usually picks up a bar of EV-DO and shows that on the signal indicator when the phone is not in use, but when I make a call or get a text, it is sent through the Airave and I show full 1x from the Airave.
     
  4. ace41690

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    I do have a weak EV-DO signal. I just dont understand why my old blackberry would show the airave signal even with the EV present, it would say 1XEV with five bars, if the EV wasnt strong enough then it would just be 1X with full signal. This one seems to just show the outside EV signal even when it knows the 1X signal from the airave is there and full.
     
  5. larry

    larry Sprint loyalist and former mod
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    I have heard this problem come up many times on the forums regarding EVDO devices and the Airave. Some phones behave like that. It's normal.
     
  6. AnthroMatt

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    Yes, Larry is right. Data intensive devices like blackberries and the Instinct simply don't play nice with the Airave.
    BlackBerry8330m/4.5.0.138 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/104
     
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    Yes, normal behavior for the Treos in my house as well. It does not seem to affect anything or be a problem for us since it switches to the Airave for everything except EVDO.
     
  8. ace41690

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    Well thats all fine and well but I just dont understand why my last blackberry, which was the exact same model with the exact same blackberry OS did not do this. If an EV sig was present the EV would show but it would still have full bars from the 1X sig from the airave. It doesnt matter i guess. But i just thought it was weird.
     
  9. larry

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    Different hardware or firmware version maybe?
     
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    On the two Curves in my house, one is an older model (ESN number version) and one is a newer model (MEID) version. Both behave the same way, both are running 4.5 OS. If I sit and stare at the BB it will display full bars and 1XEV or 1X, but it will go to zero bars and display 1XEV or full bars and 1X when actively transmitting data.
     

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