Thunderbolt vs. Droid X reception

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    I have ? for anyone who is coming from a Droid X to a Thunderbolt. Has anyone else noticed the reception is worse on the Thunderbolt than the X. At my house the X would have anywhere from -85 dBm to -90 dBm. But with the Thunderbolt it stays at -95 to -100. I really am torn I like the phone way better than the X but where I am at the most I need reliable reception. Does anyone think I have a defective device, poor radio quality, or the antenna design? All input is really appreciated.

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    -10 difference is not extremely significant (and shouldnt be enough to create issues) and is to be expected between different devices. Sucks that the new phone happens to be less. I had the DX and now Tb and have been experiencing worse reception from both in the last 2-3 months it seems like in my area.
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    I guess maybe what I am breaking out about is when I look at the bars. I have usually 0 to 1 bar on 3g with the TBolt with the X had full bars. I know that it could be programmed different and bars don't mean everything. I also cover dropped to 1x at home on the X either but I do with the TBolt.

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    Well, going from full bars to no bars is a big difference. Kinda hard for me to say, cause I was noticing worse reception from my X before I got rid of it...dont know if it was the phone and/or software or just service. Seem to be getting around the same with my TB, which definitely isnt the best, but far from unusable....and around the same as my X.
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    Here we go these stats are from while I was asleep. See what u all think. [​IMG][​IMG]
    Note the time in the first pic and the time without signal on second pic.
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    you have some serious issues with a tower near you. I'd call Verizion ASAP.
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    Yeah those stats suck.
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    Never had the issue with the Droid X though. Plus my wife has an iPhone through Verizon and she keeps 2 to 3 bars of service. I am fixing to call Verizon. Thanks for the replies.

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    I'm at work with 0 bars and -90dBm signal strength but that's because we have windows that block radio waves and I'm not noticing any degradation of service. Your phone is losing signal 84% of the time. That shouldn't be that high. Maybe your battery cover isn't on all the way or something. If you go into Verizon, remove root. :)
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    Just got off the phone with Verizon and they said sounded like a device issue. The battery cover is on and I even wiped the contacts off. As far as root if I understand right all I have to do is flash stock image file and be back to normal right?

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    Yep, that's it. Haven't had to do that yet though.
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    Thanks for all the input. Fixing to charge and flash back to stock.

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    My bars sometimes don't look good but I've had no problems with phone calls.

    My problem is that gps does not work properly. And when I leave my 4g zone I lose all data. I never get 3g... Things are starting to not look good for this phone unless I can resolve these issues soon.
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    Have you called Verizon? And there is a thread where you can force into 3g you may want to try that when you get out of a 4G area. I would call I just got off the phone with them and they were very helpful. I am exchanging my phone and getting a month of free service.

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    Worked like a charm. Easiest unroot ever. I bootlooped my x last night trying to go back stock. But this was painless.

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    Yes, I do see a difference in reception on my TB compared to my old DX. It's supposed to update automatically with a sin card, but I dont think its working.
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    mine is consistently showing 2 bars; has been ever since I got it a few weeks ago...sometimes it drops down to 0, every once in a while I see 3, but NEVER a 4. I have had a few times where people have said they called me, but I never got the call, or the missed call...nothing. ...thing is, I downloaded Mobile Signal Widget; set it out on the homescreen and watched...it jumps all over the place! One second, full bars, next 1/3, next full, half etc etc... meanwhile, I show 2 bars. ...not that it makes a difference, but I'm running Tesla Coil, with Adrynalyne's 4.3c kernel ...I'm wondering if verizon has some issues going on or something - especially after the LTE outage... any thoughts?
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