How low is my signal strength? -104dBm

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  1. beavervalley

    beavervalley New Member

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    I can have 4 bars (-92) and then 2 mins later no connection at all at my desk, dropping calls... calls won't connect... This phone has terrible reception. extremely frustrating... VZ is sending me a third replacement.
     
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    What type of building are you in? Does the phone work fine outside the building?

    I ask because I work in a building and have similar issues. We have a big metal building that works as a Faraday Cage sometimes and all the cell phones get spotty reception. If the building is indeed interfering with your signal then there's not much that can be done other then a signal booster inside the building.

    If you've been thru 3 phones and they all do the same thing odds are it's not the phones.
     
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    It doesn't sound like a phone problem to me either. It sounds like the building. I can see the same thing at many malls. I can have 3 bars and then walk 20 feet and have no signal. At the local Lowes, it depends in which aisle I am in and what types of products are in those aisles. If 3 phones did the same thing then it is not likely the phones.
     
  4. kodiak799

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    Isn't that a stinker? All the advances in the technology and they still have issues getting signals into some buildings. I wonder if LTE will have better luck.
     
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    How do you get your signal strength?
     
  6. jtallen123

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    Maybe, but doubt that the issue is ever going to dissapear. The most severe cases tend to happen in buildings that are big metal cages.

    Faraday cage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Some building designs will cause more reception problems then others, but I doubt that cell phone reception is ever something architects think of in most cases.
     
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    To get the signal go to Settings then About Phone then Status. Read the signal strength from the 8th item down.
     
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    Are you guys who have above -90dbm able to send picture messages? I stay at around -95 when I'm in my room and am not able to send picture messages. I can receive them fine, but cannot send them.
     
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