Reception - How is yours indoors?

Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by razng2grtboys, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Droid66

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    Yep you have to go into setting and read the dbm's because the "bars" seem to read different between the Tbolt and D1. The D1 will show 3-4 bars while the Tbolt will show 1-2 bars and both phone will be showing the same dbm's.

    I've noticed that signal is a little lower if I hold the bottom of the phone where as on the D1 it made no difference how I held it.
     
  2. BigMcGuire

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    Exactly, exactly, exactly! I wrapped my hands around the lower part of the phone and I can get the signal to drop a few bars. I noticed this too. I think the antenna is at the lower part of the phone and we're supposed to hold this phone near the top while on a call. Can anyone confirm this?
     
  3. BGKris

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    That's good news!!

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    I just did my "bathroom" test, and the signal on the D1 and TB, for me, were about the same there, as well... -103 to -105 on both.
     
  5. trebb

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    I feel like every new phone I've gotten in the past few years has had this exact thread. Tour 9630, Droid 1 and Droid X. I've never had any issues with how they work.

    Sent from my Thunderbolt
     
  6. BigMcGuire

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    Ditto, I remember this exact thread when I got the Droid 1 :). lol And I've seen it with every other phone too. Glad to see I'm not the only one with that dejavu feeling.
     
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    very good point...
     
  8. thecomputergenius

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    No problems here.

    I had this thunderbolt for about 1.5 weeks. I never dropped a call the voice quality is great. I've been compairing this phone to the LG revolution almost like everyday. (at the store) On the topic of reception I think it looks like it's getting a weak singal but it really is not. At the Verizon store the thunderbolt (mine and theirs) only regestered 2 bar the lg had 5. but as far as I know it works fine. I've tested this phone in the back of walmart, in my elevator, in the bathroom at the hilton hotel (that dropped) but it was in a weak area and the building was steal. But it worked fine in the lobby.

    The only two issues I'm having with my thunderbolt (which is not really an issue) is at my house my internet connection constatnly switches from 3G to 4G however I'm right on the border and I asked would this happen with any phone with my circurimstances the answer was yes. So I just keep it on either 3G or 4G soly. the other issue is voice search does not work correctly with update. But I uninstalled update to voice search now my GPS and voice reconition is much better but I don't have commands. but I found an app that will let me do voice commands

    I have not had reboot issues I have not had dropped calls (under most circomstances, I'm surfing fine and I'm near Fort Lauderdale FLA
     
  9. Larry_ThaGr81

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    It just depends on where you live, mines is fine indoors and outdoors.
     
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    One of the 1st things I noticed.

    Outside 4 bars solid, step into most buildings and drops to no bars and often 1x

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    I just tested next to a Droid 2 Global. TB had -97 and D2G had -91. Is this a big difference?
     
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    Not really lol...the bars it shows is wrong. You still will receive texts and phone calls don't worry.
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