Reception - How is yours indoors?

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  1. jntdroid

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    Besides in my office, I've been in a Lowes and my house, and had zero problems maintaining a solid 4G connection. My office doesn't even try to connect to 4G (it appears anyway). 3G is kind of tough in my office as well.

    However, the big test was always going to the bathroom on the first floor of our building. My D1 would hold the 3G signal, sometimes. Sometimes it would hold 1x. And occasionally it would drop signal altogether, but not often.

    On the TB, the 3G signal drops to no bars, but still holds and doesn't switch to 1X or drop - at least so far, only had it a day or so.

    When I look at the signal on both phones in my office, they're both bouncing between -94 and -96. The TB occasionally bumps to -100, but only briefly. However, one thing I don't understand, or know what it means. The Droid says CDMA - EvDo rev.A - I know what that is. The TB says CDMA - eHRPD - is that the "updated" 3G that can handle voice/data?
     
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    That's correct - eHRPD is the new updated 3G. Last night while I was talking to my girlfriend, she took another call and while I was on hold I checked my email and had her on speaker phone for awhile. That was pretty cool. Never done that before :)
     
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    So is that the reason why some ppl are having signal issues cuz of this new 3G signal? Verizon trying to smooth it out?
     
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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.
     
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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?
     
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    That's good news!!

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
     
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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.
     
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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
     
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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...
     
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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
     
  12. Larry_ThaGr81

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    It just depends on where you live, mines is fine indoors and outdoors.
     
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