Has anyone else experienced poor network stability with Three UK? The issue I have is as follows:
In certain locations signal with my FP1 (on Three UK network) is very temperamental. When I pick up the phone it will often have 3 or 4 bars of signal but as soon as I try to do anything this drops to no signal. It seems that the phone is changing between two network antennas, never fully establishing a full connection before giving up. If I take a call in such a location, it will usually be dropped after 10 seconds or so. One of the locations where I experience the
temperamental signal is my workplace.
I have just tried the sim card in another android phone and there are no problems. At work, with the Motorola Defy I get consistently 3 bars of 3G and a download/upload speed of 1.5/0.56 Mbps with a ping of 87. Therefore, the issue is specific to the Fairphone FP1. I recently got a new sim card from my network operator, Three UK, but this has made no difference.
Note that in many locations there is no problem with the performance - it seems to struggle in weak signal areas.
One last thing to highlight is that I have had this issue since buying the phone. I later cracked the screen and replaced it myself. When doing this, I noticed that a screw was missing from the original build (the black screw in the middle of the wifi daughter board - https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/igi/xSxRL2PnPVDfB5aE). Is there any way this could affect the phone signal?