Is there any new interference that might be causing the issue? Is their work going on locally on the towers that service where you work? Updates can affect what you see for signal bars because they don't actually represent any factual signal. The carrier could set the signal bar to show you 5 bars and yet you have - 130db, which isn't usable. Each OEM and carrier sets what it interprets the strength of your connection to the tower represents in bars. It is normal to tune the radio firmware slightly with updates but that shouldn't take you from a perceived 4 bars to none. I would guess that there is some sort of new interference causing the issue.
Thank you for that response. Perhaps I'm not describing the problem
correctly. I'll try to break it down:
1. Samsung S8 running Android 9
2. WiFi calling turned OFF.
3. Cellular indicator showing 4 bars of reception
4. NO 4GTE or other indicator is on.
5. Full WiFi reception is evident.
Now, with those conditions, why am I not getting a 4GTE signal?
Next clue: If I turn off the WiFi entirely, the WiFi indicator disappears
(as it should) and the 4GTE appears.
At that point cellular reception is fine.
QUESTION: If I have "WiFi Calling" disabled, but have WiFi turned on, why
doesn't the phone automatically switch to 4GTE when the phone is in use as
VoLTE still needs that connection but not until a call comes in. There is a setting to keep data enabled while on WiFi.
I have received no help whatsoever, Chris. Except I figured out on my own that I have to turn off WiFi when making a call so that the 4gte kicks in
Hey, that is great news! I am very sorry that it took so long though