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    What's strange is I only get two bars at home (got four with my Samsung Charge) but when I launch the brouser I get super fast results and it almost always shows 4G . The Charge would go from 3G to 4G back and forth. Whats up with that??
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkstn View Post
    What's strange is I only get two bars at home (got four with my Samsung Charge) but when I launch the brouser I get super fast results and it almost always shows 4G . The Charge would go from 3G to 4G back and forth. Whats up with that??
    Bars are the worst way to check signal. You must look in phone settings to see the actual DBM. The bars are software driven and not a real measurement.
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    4G reception is no where near as good as my RAZR. The RAZR would grab the 4G signal about 2 miles b4 the S 3 even tries

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesii23 View Post
    4G reception is no where near as good as my RAZR. The RAZR would grab the 4G signal about 2 miles b4 the S 3 even tries

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    Exact opposite for me. My SG3 picks up the 4G faster than my Maxx ever did. At one point I thought my Maxx had a problem but friends I have suffered the same issues I had. I even switched SIMs and devices and no change what so ever. I have a coworker right now in the same warehouse I am in only 6 feet away with a Razr and he is on 3G and I have 4G (we live in an extended network area).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectime View Post
    Bars are the worst way to check signal. You must look in phone settings to see the actual DBM. The bars are software driven and not a real measurement.
    Where exactly can you find this in the settings, thanks in advance.
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    What is a good number for signal strength? I dont have my S3 yet, but my rezound is giving me -83dbm here at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybertec69 View Post
    Where exactly can you find this in the settings, thanks in advance.
    Rezound is Settings - About Phone - Network -signal strength
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rageboardr View Post
    What is a good number for signal strength? I dont have my S3 yet, but my rezound is giving me -83dbm here at work.
    -60dbm is generally considered to be very good. You're not likely to see consistent signal strength that's too far above that unless you're climbing to the top of a cellular tower. -83dbm is still pretty good. Generally, once you get around -100dbm, things can start to get dicey. There's a lot of things that can play into all of that though and impact even a strong signal.
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    Probably a silly question. Is a bigger number better?
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    Well, my S3 shows -95 on WiFi and -93 on 4G.
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