How bad is reception on note2?

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  1. Blackcharger06

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    I have a thunderbolt now, and It's time for something new. I wanted the galaxy s3 but was told and saw first hand that people were dropping calls. I'm not sure if that is a Boston Area thing or what? I have talked to a few samsung reps and they claim it is a software issue, but that they are aware of the problem and that issue was fixed in the Note 2. Can somone tell me what the signal stength is? I average around -70-80 dbm with the thunderbolt. I really want this phone but not if I am going to be dropping calls...
     
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    I can't tell you what it's like around your location, but I can say that it beats out my maxx connection wise.

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    I've noticed the Note 2 to be about 5-10dBm worse than the DNA and Thunderbolt, but so far I haven't had a problem with it even in poor coverage areas.
     
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    In Kansas - no signal / connection issues with the Note 2...I have the S3 as well and it definitely seems improved.
     
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    Consistently my signal strength is around 114-118 dbm. In my building that I work in, I never was able to get a 4g signal with my nexus and now I have a great connection. I work in a school so there are tons of wires and network cables that have always caused me to drop calls. I did a conference call with my new note and it lasted 20 minutes or so and was clear as a bell. So yes. For me the signal is much better than my nexus. I didn't know how bad my signal really was until I got this beast!!!!
     
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    No issues here at all. Calls are rock solid and voice quality is far better than my Bionic. Data is also rock solid.
     
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    I'm hesitant to take the plunge having had so many issues with the Nexus. My Maxx is like a tank.
     
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    This phone is like night and day from the nexus. But I understand as i swore off samsung devices after my nexus. Amazing what having better reception will do with how you feel about a oem.
     
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    I am consistently around 105.. Have not lost a call yet where my Charge lost lots of calls.
     
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    What apps are everyone using to measure signal strength?
     
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    I've had the nexus, s3, and now the note 2. The nexus had bad reception, the note 2 does not. My wife had my old s3 and we compare signal strengths and speed, and the note 2 consistently does better. It obviously has different hardware in the reception department because it's very noticeable in my area.

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    Perfect here in Dallas/Ft. Worth areas. Solid sound quality with no complaints from the other side either.
     
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