Something weird is going on with Verizon’s HTC Thunderbolt. A number of users have reported a problem regarding the phone’s ability to keep a 4G LTE connection even in very good coverage zones. Users from all around the States — including Ft Lauderdale, Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis, Fremont, Irvine, Phoenix, Jacksonville and Los Angeles — noticed the same pattern with Thunderbolt losing data connection only to have it back 5-10 seconds later. It continues to do so repeatedly while you’re attempting to use the 4G LTE network. Needless to say, this makes Mobile Hotspot feature pretty much useless as reported by our very own Tom.
Verizon acknowledged the problem and said the update is coming to resolve the issue. Unfortunately they failed to share the date when the OTA (over-the-air) update will be released.
In the meantime, folks are trying to make their LTE work by tweaking the settings. Some of them said you should enable “Data Roaming” while others said “System Select” should be set to “Home only.” You could try experimenting yourself and/or join the rant at Verizon’s forums.