Signal strength numbers

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    So my old HTC incred used to say -93 dBm....bionic says -86 dBm
    What does that mean? Is that good?
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    All I can confirm is lower the better!

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    I looked into into it months ago. There's all I remember. not too fascinating to remember.

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    Ok thanks
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    I believe it's negative because the phone is on the receiving end of the transmission. But I'm no expert at all.

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    The less negative the number the better the signal. So, since your Bionic is at -86 dBm it's receiving a better signal than you other phone was at -93. But signal strength fluctuates quite a bit. A one-time reading doesn't tell you much.
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    It is my understanding from technicians with a major booster company that next to the tower should be about -65 db and signal loss will be right around -102 db.

    Craig
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