I have been having issues with dropped calls and poor reception. My home does not get the best reception but despite that, my husband's blackberry is able to work without issues 99% of the time. He has only once had a call where the reception was bad enough to hang up, no dropped calls, and always has data coverage. With my droid however, after talking for about 30 seconds or so either the other person can no longer hear me or the call gets dropped. Every time. I can only get data through wireless.
Yesterday I had 2 dropped calls at the office. We have good reception here, I have never had a problem on any other phone, nor has anyone else, many who are on verizon. Dropped calls here is unacceptable in my opinion.
I have been checking the phone's signal strength and have found the following:
When I first look at it while the phone is on my desk it is showing around -81 dBm usually. If I just pick up the phone normally in my hand and hold it in almost the same spot I can watch the signal drop to about -99 dBm within about 30 seconds. I put it back down, it goes back up to -83 or so.
Does that indicate some kind of a problem with the antenna in my phone? What would cause this? Is there anyone else who can replicate it? Or at least anyone else who is experiencing lots of dropped calls in areas where that shouldn't be happening?