I want to share my rant here with others. Did anyone have the same issues as I did with this game?
It's a fun game and I enjoyed playing it but the bugs made it challenging like the GPS not working because it wouldn't move with me, it would freeze, putting me in the wrong location even though I am in the right area but it would have me in the wrong spot. The GPS would make me skip from one spot to another when it would locate my right location where I am standing. I had to keep turning the game on and off to reset GPS so I could use the Pokestop. The game would run slow and freeze and it would also crash on me.
Then two days ago all the stops were gone and the gyms and the Pokemon. I found out I was soft banned and it lasted all day. Yesterday I was able to see the stops again and see the Pokemon but I wasn't able to catch any because the GPS kept putting me in San Antonio and I wasn't going to try and catch any there and use the Pokestops there. I had to keep resetting and same issue again. I didn't get to catch any Pokemon yesterday because of the bugs and then when it did show me in Portland again, I wasn't able to spin one of the Pokestops so I must have been soft banned again. Then today I was able to see the Pokestops but when I go to work, they are gone again. Why am i softbanned again. Then the last straw was it put me in Texas again so I deleted the application. So done with this game. With their updates they have been doing, I am going to be getting lot of soft bans now because of their glitches so their server is going to be thinking I am cheating. So I decided to just delete the app because I could get perm banned anyway for "breaking their rules" over and over because if the bugs and something wrong with the GPS in the game. I have checked my husband's phone and the WiFi works fine and I checked out maps and it still put me in Portland so I don't know why it's putting me in Texas in the game and it seems to only be happening at one spot in the game, the park where I get off at for work.
I don't know if it was my husband's phone and if I needed the latest phone or what but it's not in our budget right now to go out and get a new phone because those things take up like two months of my paycheck and I am not digging into our savings for a new phone just so I can see if the game works properly on the phone. My husband has had his phone for over a year now. I was about 29 when he got it. So maybe two years now he has had it.
Also when I look up softbans for Pokemon go, all the results pop up about it alright but it's all about cheating in the game so obviously I am in the minority here. I am not cheating and not using any programs to cheat, I am just a victim of getting softbanned due to the bugs because of their upgrades they have done to the game to stop cheaters. But now the innocent ones like me are having more troubles with the game because their server thinks we're also cheating due to the bugs.
So someday if we ever get a new phone, I will give this game a shot again. I have my username written down so I can continue where I left off.