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Old September 10th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Weak signal help?

So, I got a new Note, but I can't get a signal at home. My previous BBY and my wife's iPhone work fine here.

In "status," signal strength is listed as -113 dBm, 0 asu; Mobile network type is "unknown."

Is it just that the Note has an inferior antenna than the iPhone? Is there anything I can do to fix the situation, short of getting a booster? (I've noticed this phone doesn't seem to pick up as strong a signal as my BBY did, anywhere).

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OK, got it figured out...it was as simple as removing the case that I'd purchased and installed right in the store, which incorporates a thin metal sheet for strength...
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Old September 11th, 2012, 04:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, those cases with metal backs are known to affect signal strength.

Glad you got it figured out.
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Default Poor signal Galaxy Note 2

I am sitting here, in my car and am typing this on my iPad. I have my wife's iPhone with me. I am streaming Sky tv news in the UK on the iPad and the signal strength on both of them is showing three bars (out of five). Mails and calls are not a problem.

My new Galaxy Note 2 is not displaying a signal. It is not what I expected and is not what I need. I bought it three days ago and would like anyone to let me know how the signal can be improved before I send it back as unfit for purpose. It is not housed in any case.
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This is the Galaxy Note forum.

You may find it more helpful to post you question in the Galaxy Note 2 forum below.

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