Call quality + reception

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  1. curious_george

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    I am getting a phone for my second line on Verizon and was looking at the S4. I have read some reviews which say the voice quality on phone calls is poor at times and the radio doesn't always get a good reception.

    It would be helpful to know if any of you on the Verizon network have issues with the voice quality with people hearing or vice versa on phone calls or with the signal.

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    No problems here mine has been great
     
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    Same, no problems on mine and I've been on speakerphone. I'm getting compliments on the quality vs my D1

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    No problems with reception and the call quality seems fine.
     
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    Same here, no issues. About the same call quality as my Bionic was, and signal level shows a higher signal level looking at db. Then again, I can go weeks with no voice calls.
     
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    I live in a major city and have definitely experienced call drops and reception issues. Have had both vzw and Samsung look at it and they both say nothing wrong with phone. My HTC rezound in same place has zero issues. That being said... It's no secret that Samsung has a rep for lower quality radios/reception so I knew that going in. The rest of this phone is nothing short of amazing, but be cautious because the reviews you have read are not dreamed up... They are reality.
     
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    I have, between my wife and I, 3 phones, SGS3, SGS4 and LG Optimus G Pro, all on AT&T in the Atlanta area. All three have worked about the same. One call drop on the SGS4 that I can remember but stuff happens.
     
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    The radios seem a little weaker compared to Motorola phones. Not terrible but in my office my data radio usually drops to 3g where I used to stay in 4G.

    But I'm in a 50+ year old building behind a a layer or 2 of cinder block walls.

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    Thanks for the feedback. I am a little concerned about call quality as I make a lot of phone calls.

    I find the DROID RAZR MAXX HD to be a great phone but the voice quality is not that great. Are there other Android phones on Verizon which have better voice quality and reception? I don't necessarily need some of the other features.
     
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    I didn't find the Maxx HD to have any voice issues with my short 2 week testing..I found it solid overall...If anything was a bit lacking it was the camera which is not a deal breaker for many people....
     
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    The actual call quality has been very good, very clear.. No dropped calls for me.



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    Thanks for the feedback. Have you tried talking on it using a wired headset?

    I tried it with a wired headset in a verizon store but heard some static.
     
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