Did Verizon’s big Galaxy S III update cripple your phone?

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A little earlier this week, Verizon subscribers using Samsung’s Galaxy S III started getting a long-overdue update bringing them some of the manufacturer’s great software enhancements – stuff like Multi-Window View and Best Shot camera mode – along with a ton of smaller tweaks. Great news, right? Well, it would be, if it weren’t for reports of some majorly broken features following this update’s installation.

The biggest problem seems to be an inability to properly connect to Verizon’s LTE network. From the sound of things, the severity of the issue varies wildly – some users are able to get on 3G, even if that means slower speeds, but others report an inability to get a signal at all. Beyond that, there are claims of just generally slower data, as well as new issues with battery life.

As if that weren’t all bad enough, the update adds bloat in the form of Verizon’s Caller Name ID app, and some users have even reported that their phones seem to have automatically enrolled them in the program, adding $3 a month to their Verizon bills.

We haven’t heard anything about Verizon halting the update, so we wonder just how widespread these problems may be. Has your Verizon GSIII taken the update without issue, or are you banging your head in frustration like these other users?

Source: Droid-life
Via: Droid Dog

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!