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  1. menshawy's Avatar
    Z30 wireless reception is really bad!!

    Posted via CB10
    methodinsane likes this.
    06-13-16 05:33 PM
  2. ZeBB45's Avatar
    I'm planning to go back to 10.2. it was flawless! I can by another Blackberry to use Blend or other features but Z30 is known by 10.2
    You can't downgrade from 10.3.1, unfortunately.

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    06-13-16 05:40 PM
  3. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    BB10 and Secured Android
    They didn't write either of them from the ground up and certainly not in 4 years. I understand you are not interested but I set the record straight for those who are.
    06-13-16 05:46 PM
  4. cbvinh's Avatar
    Blend for tablets, both Android and iOS, is currently broken, so don't bother downgrading unless you are planning to use Blend on the desktop.

    Z30 STA100-5 wi-fi is fine, as you've acknowledged.
    06-13-16 05:47 PM
  5. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    I know what are you talking about, and that gentle smile is referring to "You got no idea what are you talking about kiddo!"
    I know BB10 is based on QNX kernel and Android is written by Google. I mean they wrote the entire Blackberry features on top of 2 new platform, but they don't tend to debug either.
    I'm not interested.
    06-13-16 06:22 PM
  6. chris1h's Avatar
    No different than the facebook crashing webpage, I have no issues with wifi connections only Passport or Classic

    Posted via CB10
    06-13-16 11:18 PM
  7. Croberry1989's Avatar
    I have terrible wifi. Terrible. I am on Passport 10.3.2.2876. I remember the good old days of great wifi with 10.2.1. How can I improve it?

    Posted via CB10
    06-14-16 05:48 AM
  8. ZeBB45's Avatar
    I have terrible wifi. Terrible. I am on Passport 10.3.2.2876. I remember the good old days of great wifi with 10.2.1. How can I improve it?

    Posted via CB10
    You've got three options:

    1) Hope that future updates improves the radios

    2) switch to Android or IOS

    3) purchase an amplified antenna for your router as seen in the image in an attempt to further the range of your router (that's if your router supports it and doesn't have a built in antenna)


    BB10's Wi-Fi drivers are awful!  (with proof)-screen-20160614-123237.png

    PP SE - 10.3.2.2876/SR .2836  < α∂∂ιт > 
    Croberry1989 likes this.
    06-14-16 06:36 AM
  9. hellomoto921's Avatar
    If you're on T-Mobile USA, then the app is called Wi-Fi Calling for selecting between Wi-Fi Preferred, Wi-Fi Only and Cell Preferred. The app is only available via BlackBerry World for Z10 and Q10, the two BB10 T-Mobile USA carried. For other BB10 devices, you would need to sideload the app.
    Thanks for the info. That is completely unacceptable and poor on their behalf. This started happening after the last update that also broke the Android Runtime. How is it that they do this and dont expect to support or fix the issues! I should not have to find or sideload an app that isnt available to fix something they broke in the last update! This company is completely incompetent and it is a wonder how they are still standing. Cant see them making stride in IOT and security with such incompetence and no accountability.
    06-14-16 08:58 AM
  10. cbvinh's Avatar
    Thanks for the info. That is completely unacceptable and poor on their behalf. This started happening after the last update that also broke the Android Runtime. How is it that they do this and dont expect to support or fix the issues! I should not have to find or sideload an app that isnt available to fix something they broke in the last update! This company is completely incompetent and it is a wonder how they are still standing. Cant see them making stride in IOT and security with such incompetence and no accountability.
    When you say "broke Android Runtime", are you meaning the bug where you can't full delete Android apps, but Android apps still run? That's been fixed.

    As for the Wi-Fi Calling app, they only guaranteed it for the Z10 and Q10, the only two BB10 devices T-Mobile USA carried. Customers wanted Wi-Fi Calling on all BB10 devices, *even* if it wasn't fully supported and we got it. Would we have been better off only having the Z10 and Q10 have Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mobile? I'm happy with having it on my Z30, even if I have to sideload the Wi-Fi Calling app.

    Sounds like BlackBerry isn't working for you anymore and it's time to move on, mainly because if you want to keep your BlackBerry, you need to frequent here more to find out about bug fixes and see what customers have been asking for, even with no guarantee of support.
    06-14-16 12:48 PM
  11. ATV_Hightower's Avatar
    I'm noticing WiFi problems in an area with many other devices. For example: at university. As soon as all the students are joining the classes my Passport and my Z10 are loosing the signal

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    06-14-16 12:50 PM
  12. filanto's Avatar
    I guess I'm in the minority, my Z10 works great and beats my wife's ickphone 6 and ickpad mini

    Smart Pill---Rabbit droppings, in Yooperland legend said to increase intelligence.
    06-14-16 01:02 PM
  13. hellomoto921's Avatar
    When you say "broke Android Runtime", are you meaning the bug where you can't full delete Android apps, but Android apps still run? That's been fixed.

    As for the Wi-Fi Calling app, they only guaranteed it for the Z10 and Q10, the only two BB10 devices T-Mobile USA carried. Customers wanted Wi-Fi Calling on all BB10 devices, *even* if it wasn't fully supported and we got it. Would we have been better off only having the Z10 and Q10 have Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mobile? I'm happy with having it on my Z30, even if I have to sideload the Wi-Fi Calling app.

    Sounds like BlackBerry isn't working for you anymore and it's time to move on, mainly because if you want to keep your BlackBerry, you need to frequent here more to find out about bug fixes and see what customers have been asking for, even with no guarantee of support.
    I know its been fixed, but how long did it take for them to apply that fix?
    As far as the wifi calling. I never wanted and I never needed it. Customers wanted wifi calling and they got it on other devices? How so, if you are unable to use it without the app that isn't available unless you look for it and sideload it. That doesn't sound like its been fully implemented to me. Should not of been installed. I understand its carrier related but the relationship just plain sucks. I would be happy to sideload it and turn it off...anyone have the file?

    Yea it is starting to look that way. Its becoming more and more unstable and a burden for me. Although I am willing to try a full wipe and start from scratch prior to biting the bullet and moving on.
    06-15-16 11:27 AM
  14. cbvinh's Avatar
    I know its been fixed, but how long did it take for them to apply that fix?
    I don't remember offhand, but it wasn't something I was concerned about. I didn't need to remove any Android apps at the time. I'm sure you could look it up in the forums, if you cared to know. I do recall BlackBerry releasing the fix outside of an OS update so that people could get it sooner.

    As far as the wifi calling. I never wanted and I never needed it. Customers wanted wifi calling and they got it on other devices? How so, if you are unable to use it without the app that isn't available unless you look for it and sideload it. That doesn't sound like its been fully implemented to me. Should not of been installed. I understand its carrier related but the relationship just plain sucks. I would be happy to sideload it and turn it off...anyone have the file?
    The functionality is built into the OS. The app isn't necessary. The app just lets you select preferences between Wi-Fi Preferred, Wi-Fi Only and Cell Preferred. By default, the OS is set to Wi-Fi Preferred and only switches on Wi-Fi Calling *if* you didn't have cell signal but wi-fi.

    Again, customers on T-Mobile USA wanted the Wi-Fi Calling feature to work on their Z30's, Classic's, and Passport's, purchased factory unlocked. Normally, T-Mobile would only allow devices they carried (and tested) to have the feature. T-Mobile and BlackBerry pulled some switch that allowed *all* BB10 devices to have the feature without any guarantees, one of which is providing the Wi-Fi Calling app to be available via BlackBerry World for devices other than Z10 and Q10.

    Wi-Fi Calling bar file to sideload:

    http://cdn.fs.sl.blackberry.com/fs/q...-v7+signed.bar

    Found in this thread:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-le...9/index13.html
    (see post #309)
    hellomoto921 likes this.
    06-15-16 03:00 PM
  15. hellomoto921's Avatar
    I don't remember offhand, but it wasn't something I was concerned about. I didn't need to remove any Android apps at the time. I'm sure you could look it up in the forums, if you cared to know. I do recall BlackBerry releasing the fix outside of an OS update so that people could get it sooner.



    The functionality is built into the OS. The app isn't necessary. The app just lets you select preferences between Wi-Fi Preferred, Wi-Fi Only and Cell Preferred. By default, the OS is set to Wi-Fi Preferred and only switches on Wi-Fi Calling *if* you didn't have cell signal but wi-fi.

    Again, customers on T-Mobile USA wanted the Wi-Fi Calling feature to work on their Z30's, Classic's, and Passport's, purchased factory unlocked. Normally, T-Mobile would only allow devices they carried (and tested) to have the feature. T-Mobile and BlackBerry pulled some switch that allowed *all* BB10 devices to have the feature without any guarantees, one of which is providing the Wi-Fi Calling app to be available via BlackBerry World for devices other than Z10 and Q10.

    Wi-Fi Calling bar file to sideload:

    http://cdn.fs.sl.blackberry.com/fs/q...-v7+signed.bar

    Found in this thread:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/bb10-le...9/index13.html
    (see post #309)
    Thanks for the clarification and for the file.
    06-15-16 03:11 PM
  16. Aju's Avatar
    Yes. 10.3 really killed the sound Q10 had and wifi strength of all BlackBerry. Last day I compared my PP with priv and priv got more signal than my PP. 10.3 really was a performance killer

    Posted via CB10
    06-15-16 03:44 PM
  17. BruceFlea478's Avatar
    My passport WiFi speed is fantastic, but the signal strength is awful. I can be one room away with no obstruction and see less than full bars. My iPad air gets a signal out at the end of my driveway by the mailbox. I ended up having to buy a WiFi extender just to get a solid signal when I'm in my bedroom or the signal would randomly drop. No other device I have out of many (iphone, iPad, game console, laptop, surface pro 4) have any issues at all.

    Hope they fix this issue in 10.3.3

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    06-24-16 11:13 AM
  18. The_Passporter's Avatar
    I was in the USA at the Greek town casino and I was able to get on the wifi but my wife and her iphone standing right next to me were not able to. Love my Passport

    Posted via CB10
    06-24-16 11:52 AM
  19. DrBoomBotz's Avatar
    My passport WiFi speed is fantastic, but the signal strength is awful. I can be one room away with no obstruction and see less than full bars. My iPad air gets a signal out at the end of my driveway by the mailbox. I ended up having to buy a WiFi extender just to get a solid signal when I'm in my bedroom or the signal would randomly drop. No other device I have out of many (iphone, iPad, game console, laptop, surface pro 4) have any issues at all.

    Hope they fix this issue in 10.3.3

    Posted via CB10
    Is it a software issue or a hardware issue?
    • if its hardware you are sol.

    Does this issue stack rank high enough compared to the thousands of open bugs to be fixed before eol?
    • if no then you are sol.

    Do they have the resources to fix and test this bug for this relase?
    • if no then you are sol

    Is this bug deferrable and holding up the release?
    • if yes you are sol


    Just trying to give you an idea how the sausage is made.
    06-24-16 12:02 PM
  20. AmritD's Avatar
    Find it really surprising that how does my 4 year old Curve 9220 have better wifi than my Z30

    Z30STA100-2/10.3.2.2876
    06-24-16 12:53 PM
  21. BruceFlea478's Avatar
    It's totally manageable for my end, but it is a shame that it's not stronger of a signal than it is. Maybe it's a way of saving battery.. maybe.

    Posted via CB10
    06-24-16 09:24 PM
  22. ReEnter's Avatar
    No Problems using the Wifi here

    Classic SQC100-1 OS10.3.2.2876
    06-28-16 01:54 AM
  23. yeo123's Avatar
    The OS 10.3.2. 2876 WiFi signal strength is poor, and after reset phone and found the saved WiFi address has been missing. Crying with no tear.....

    BlackBerry Z30*STA100-6
    06-28-16 03:08 AM
  24. methodinsane's Avatar
    What do you lose on 10.2 vs 10.3? I mean if one was to buy a device with 10.2? Is it possible to install 10.3 with 10.2 drivers?

    Posted via CB10
    08-05-16 02:49 PM
  25. Halifax Guy's Avatar
    What do you lose on 10.2 vs 10.3? I mean if one was to buy a device with 10.2? Is it possible to install 10.3 with 10.2 drivers?

    Posted via CB10
    I preferred 10.2.xxxx over 10.3.2. Signal strength was better as was the notification volume.

    Posted using a Q10, 10.3.2.2474.
    08-05-16 02:59 PM
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