[Q] Frequent loss of cell signal - do I have a defective Moto X?
I've got the Moto X GSM developers edition with Kitkat 4.4 unlocked and rooted. I am on H2O wireless (AT&T MVNO). I've had this setup for about a month.
At least several times a day, I'll hear a quick beep in my bluetooth headset alerting me to the fact that I have no mobile signal. I look at the phone and I have zero bars for maybe 30 seconds and then it goes back to (usually) 4 bars. This happens at home, where I always seem to have 4 bars except for these incidents, so it is not like I am in a marginal signal area and it is going between 1 and 0 bars. It also happens when driving around Portland OR on the major freeways. It doesn't happen in the same spots, so I don't think I am driving through a weak signal area. If I'm driving around it happens more often than when I am at home - maybe 10 or more times on a two hour trip.
At least four times I have been driving and the phone kept dropping signal and getting it back maybe 8 or 10 times until it finally lost the signal for good. I powered off and on and then the signal was fine. Once I left the phone on after the signal had dropped out completely until I stopped driving and was in an area that I know that I have had good signal strength before. I left the phone on for at least 10 minutes and the signal would not come back until I power cycled the phone.
Searching here and with google, I couldn't find reports of signal problems like this with the Moto X. So I'm guessing that this isn't some problem endemic to the Moto X. I can't believe that this is normal behavior for a phone on the AT&T network (I just ported from Page Plus on Verizon towers when I got the Moto X and I never got signal dropouts). Could there be something faulty in my phone? Should I try to get a warranty exchange from Motorola? Or is there anything else I can do to debug/fix the problem? Thanks.