August 27th, 2013, 12:58 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Device(s): Nexus 5, Asus TF700, Google Glass, LTE Nexus 7(2013), Logitech Revue, Chromecast
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Originally Posted by OstrichSaK
I disagree. I said I got decent reception but that was over 3 years ago... before they even had 4G in our area. This means that MASSIVE infrastructure changes have taken place since the last time we had acceptable reception. We also live on the edge of town up against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. This isn't a house in the middle of town on flat land. Reception here is tougher than it sounds so it's easy to see where a slight tweak in coverage would affect us drastically. This seems more feasible than that all three of our devices are SO horrible that we go from reception to barely a single bar. I can see where a bad device can cause a bar of difference but I'm not buying a three or four bar difference due to device. That device would never even make it to market.
We had a Moderator a couple of years ago from Colorado with a Galaxy Nexus that was all but useless because of lack of signal. After switching to a Motorola Droid Razr, a lot of her issues fixed. You'd be amazed how much of a difference the phone can make. Motorola makes the best in the business and Samsung has continued to show that they use bad CDMA radios and has for a while. So it doesn't surprise me anymore to hear of people having problems with signal strength on CDMA Samsung phones.
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Current Devices: Nexus 5, Asus TF700, Google Glass, (2013) LTE Nexus 7, Logitech Revue, Chromecast
Retired: Samsung Fascinate, Droid Charge, Galaxy Nexus, (2012) WiFi Nexus 7, Nexus 4