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Old July 29th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #851 (permalink)
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well I know have mine for a while and I can say the antenna is worse compared to my wifes iPhone 4, In my house my signal is constantly changing between 4g (1 bar) 3g (2-3 bars) and 1x (2-3 bars) and MANY times it doesnt display any of those 3, just 3 bars and a network error when trying to browse like the pick below. Meanwhile the other phones in my house (all verizon) hold a solid 2-3 3G bars and can constantly be browsing with no data errors, Im kinda bumbed by it. I have 14 days and will see how bad it is in day to day us but the fact that the phone is dropping to no signal a lot sucks


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[QUOTE=brichi;4741041]well I know have mine for a while and I can say the antenna is worse compared to my wifes iPhone 4, In my house my signal is constantly changing between 4g (1 bar) 3g (2-3 bars) and 1x (2-3 bars) and MANY times it doesnt display any of those 3, just 3 bars and a network error when trying to browse like the pick below. Meanwhile the other phones in my house (all verizon) hold a solid 2-3 3G bars and can constantly be browsing with no data errors, Im kinda bumbed by it. I have 14 days and will see how bad it is in day to day us but the fact that the phone is dropping to no signal a lot

What is your location? Also have you had a 4g phone before?
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well I know have mine for a while and I can say the antenna is worse compared to my wifes iPhone 4, In my house my signal is constantly changing between 4g (1 bar) 3g (2-3 bars) and 1x (2-3 bars) and MANY times it doesnt display any of those 3, just 3 bars and a network error when trying to browse like the pick below. Meanwhile the other phones in my house (all verizon) hold a solid 2-3 3G bars and can constantly be browsing with no data errors, Im kinda bumbed by it. I have 14 days and will see how bad it is in day to day us but the fact that the phone is dropping to no signal a lot

What is your location? Also have you had a 4g phone before?
Im on long island, have 1-2 bars 4g and 1-2 bars 3g, it jumps back and forth, but mostly shows neither and I have no data connection. yet other phones in house are fine and maintain a 3g connection. I even turned 4g off in the S3 and the 3g drops here and there so when I try and use data it fails.

at work now, same service bar wise and same results
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Im on long island, have 1-2 bars 4g and 1-2 bars 3g, it jumps back and forth, but mostly shows neither and I have no data connection. yet other phones in house are fine and maintain a 3g connection. I even turned 4g off in the S3 and the 3g drops here and there so when I try and use data it fails.

at work now, same service bar wise and same results
I'm on LI too and don't have these issues. Can you say which part of the Island? I'm in eastern Nassau County.
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I just wanted to update my reception experience. If your having issues with a weak signal please try and try again to get a new sim card. My phone has been rock solid after the fourth sim card. I'm not sure why but if you're having issues it's worth the try plus you'll be on the books for having the problem. So the next only option would be a replacement.
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KEN7 how is your reception in LI?
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I'm on LI too and don't have these issues. Can you say which part of the Island? I'm in eastern Nassau County.
i'm in suffolk, 61 off LIE, plus i get same results in Mastic Beach (suffolk also) but while driving it seems ok. Battery died really fast though today which sucks I guess due to low signal yet again, none of my other phones ever had this issue, with the iPhone for example (which i cant stand anymore cause the S3 is sick) even in my house of work I would have the same low signal but the data always worked and the battery did not drain so fast, right now my battery info says 8hours 6 minutes and I have 1% battery left, usually with the iShit I have about 30-40% still after taking them both off the charger at 7:30AM every morning.

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Ken7 have you tried changing your sim card? Is your signal just low, or you get no connection at all?
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It's all over the place. In some areas it's booming and in others it's very marginal. Some weak areas are along Jericho Tpk in Huntington. But in most of these areas my wife's IPhone has the same issues.

Out in Suffolk County, they're beginning to light up 4G in spots. So I think things will be improving there over the coming months.

After comparing my phone in many places with my wife's IPhone, I've decided not to swap the sim. I think it's working as well as can be expected given the variability of signal on L.I. It's very rare I get no signal at all. Even with 1X I get a usable signal. I know for sure I get far less data issues on the S3 than I did on my GNex.

I still think the Rezound was my all time favorite for 4G. It just seems to me the reception on the Rezound beat any other 4G device I've had, including my Razr Max (which I no longer have). But for all around enjoyment, there's nothing like the S3 IMO.
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Ken7 How did your wife's iphone fare in the places where you had a 1x signal ? Did you have dropped calls in either location? Can you access data at all?
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I have noticed that unlike my previous devices, the actual results does not always correlate with signal. It is really standing out since comparing more with other devices. The GS3 has a bad issue of showing strong signal in some areas, but the results are slow. I have located three specific large areas that have the problem.

Strong dBm signal
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Battery drains quicker (of course)

Ignorance was bliss for the first two weeks I guess, but I did most of my speed testing where I work and fringe areas. I did not expect results to suck in an area that shows strong signal for 3G. The issue does not happen in any 4G areas tested, or all 3G areas, but does happen in the exact same areas.

I created a thread called "Ghost Signal". Makes no sense to me and the first device I have had the issue and it is not random.
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Ken7 How did your wife's iphone fare in the places where you had a 1x signal ? Did you have dropped calls in either location? Can you access data at all?
Interestingly, when my phone registered 1X, hers generally showed 3G. But even with 1X I am still able to access data at about the same rate (or faster) than hers on 3G. But both devices were very slow under these conditions.

I also had no dropped calls, but my wife's IPhone had several instances of being unable to make calls where I could.

So the bottom line is that my 1X=IPhone slow 3G. A lot better than I had with my GNex.

BTW, just back from a business trip in Pittsburgh where reception was great (4G almost all the time) and speeds were very fast.
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I just got a new phone and with the new phone they gave me a new sim card. With the new sim card I am seeing the phone hit 1x in places where I had steady 3g before. I am now a believer the sim card is a huge part of the issue.
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Compared to the Razr, the 3G is weaker and 4G is stronger. Also, the GS3 drains battery MUCH quicker in weak 3G areas and on average, 4G battery life is better than 3G. Seems we have a phone with weaker 3G and stronger 4G. Catch is, most of the areas I live are 3G, so I really notice the weaker battery life when not in 4G areas.

The good grace though is calls and texting range are as good as any Moto device I have used. I stick with my view that I would take weaker 4G for stronger 3G, since another two years before 4G is common enough to side with 4G. The GS3 radios may be a little "ahead" of their time (as far as the overall network is concerned).

I can not understate how bad battery life is in weak 3G coverage areas. You can tell when it happens, since the device gets very warm to hot and the battery starts going down quickly. NEVER happens in 4G areas. Only 3G and this includes areas that have 3G and 4G. Switch the 4G off and watch the 3G radio's quest to suck the battery dry (if weak signal). Ironic, considering I would turn 4g off on the Razr to save battery life. Opposite with the GS3. 4G is better (weak or strong), unless a really good signal area for 3G. Only then is 3G battery life better. Added: This assumes you actually USE the 3G for downloading or streaming. I get GREAT battery life if lightly using the device- regardless of signal quality.

Upside down compared to previous 3G/4G devices.
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I can not understate how bad battery life is in weak 3G coverage areas. You can tell when it happens, since the device gets very warm to hot and the battery starts going down quickly. NEVER happens in 4G areas. Only 3G and this includes areas that have 3G and 4G. Switch the 4G off and watch the 3G radio's quest to suck the battery dry (if weak signal).
I disagree, as I've had this happen in 4G areas while still connected to 4G. A reboot fixes the problem every time. I suspect it is a firmware issue, as the Thunderbolt had this exact issue when it came out. It was fixed via firmware update, and I don't doubt it will be fixed on the GS3 as well.
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For me, it has so far never happened with 4G, so a relative-to-user thing

For 3G, I notice it on a normal basis unless strong and REAL signal area. I have reported "ghost" signal, where the dBm is very strong, but the results are slow and the device gets hot. My guess is this is a chip or firmware issue, but a big issue, none the less.
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The newer phones sold in the last week are running firmware of g1 as opposed to the f2 that we all have. I wonder if this is the first step of fix for it.
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The newer phones sold in the last week are running firmware of g1 as opposed to the f2 that we all have. I wonder if this is the first step of fix for it.
They sent me a replacement phone for an echo problem and it has G1 and is working great. On the box it said updated
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Do you see any difference in signal strength or the heat? I got a new phone friday but it has f2. If you got to your settings > about device and what is the date? Mine is 6/15.
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Do you see any difference in signal strength or the heat? I got a new phone friday but it has f2. If you got to your settings > about device and what is the date? Mine is 6/15.
Do you mean Kernel version date? It says July 4.

My phone hasn't really been getting hot and signal strength does seem better although I haven't been actively monitoring.
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Do you mean Kernel version date? It says July 4.

My phone hasn't really been getting hot and signal strength does seem better although I haven't been actively monitoring.

Ya I am pretty sure that's the only date inside of there that I can see. Just wondering if the date gives in indication for when they started using the new firmware.
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I can not understate how bad battery life is in weak 3G coverage areas. You can tell when it happens, since the device gets very warm to hot and the battery starts going down quickly. NEVER happens in 4G areas. Only 3G and this includes areas that have 3G and 4G. Switch the 4G off and watch the 3G radio's quest to suck the battery dry (if weak signal). Ironic, considering I would turn 4g off on the Razr to save battery life. Opposite with the GS3. 4G is better (weak or strong), unless a really good signal area for 3G. Only then is 3G battery life better. Added: This assumes you actually USE the 3G for downloading or streaming. I get GREAT battery life if lightly using the device- regardless of signal quality.

Upside down compared to previous 3G/4G devices.
I don't have 4G in my area yet. Just 3G. As I've stated in the past in this thread my SGS3 gets pretty poor reception in my neighborhood. In my house I'll sometimes get weak 3G and sometimes 1x. But my battery life is excellent, always. I'm comparing this to my Droid X, and various other brands and models of smart phones that have been or are in our house. I just got a couple of the "QCell" batteries and the wall charger and I've been testing battery life. I'm getting 36 hours from full charge to about 10% with "Moderate" (For me) usage with no problem. I didn't usually let the stock battery drop that far without recharging it so I don't know for sure how long it would last. But I would say it was fairly close to that at the rate that it was dropping.

When I'm out of my neighborhood for the day the 3G signal is much stronger and I haven't really noticed an increase in battery life. But I'm not gone for 36 hours at a time either.

When I first got my SGS3 and the reception was practically non-existent at my house (Before the unexplained magical increase) the battery life was unbelievably bad. 10% to 20% per hour of moderate use, bad.

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The newer phones sold in the last week are running firmware of g1 as opposed to the f2 that we all have. I wonder if this is the first step of fix for it.
I know this is for Verizon but did AT&T GS3 also receive his update?
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The newer phones sold in the last week are running firmware of g1 as opposed to the f2 that we all have. I wonder if this is the first step of fix for it.
I just received my S3 yesterday, and I have been terrible reception issues. I transitioned from a Droid X. The coverage at my house is not great, with the X I typically had 1-2 bars, sometimes 3g, usually not. Never really had issues with data or texting; calls could be spotty.

With my S3, if I'm lucky, I have 1 bar, but usually no service. When I look at "about device", the "baseband version" ends in F2. Is that where I should be looking? Should I anticipate an update that will improve service (I am on Verizon Wireless).

Edit - the signal strength in my house ranges from -120 dBm to -94 dBm

I love everything about this phone - except the reception. However, reception is critical - of course. I'd love to wait for some sort of magical update to fix this issue, but realize I only have a 14-day window (now 13) to work with.
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I transitioned from a Droid X. The coverage at my house is not great, with the X I typically had 1-2 bars, sometimes 3g, usually not. Never really had issues with data or texting; calls could be spotty.

Edit - the signal strength in my house ranges from -120 dBm to -94 dBm
My situation is almost identical to yours - Droid X, and with the S3 120 dBm to 94 dBm (Droid X was consistently 10 dBm better).

In the end I chose a Wilson 841263 Antenna which has boosted my reception by about 20 dBm - beyond what I had with the Droid X - no more dropped calls and no more echos of "can you repeat that?" Cost was $350 delivered and I justified it in terms of quality of calls and my sanity. This may not be an option for you, but since out situations were almost identical, I thought I'd share my experience.

The thought of testing / configuring / returning phone after phone and comparing them to the Droid X in hopes of finding one comparable in reception was more than I could cope with.
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My situation is almost identical to yours - Droid X, and with the S3 120 dBm to 94 dBm (Droid X was consistently 10 dBm better).

In the end I chose a Wilson 841263 Antenna which has boosted my reception by about 20 dBm - beyond what I had with the Droid X - no more dropped calls and no more echos of "can you repeat that?" Cost was $350 delivered and I justified it in terms of quality of calls and my sanity. This may not be an option for you, but since out situations were almost identical, I thought I'd share my experience.

The thought of testing / configuring / returning phone after phone and comparing them to the Droid X in hopes of finding one comparable in reception was more than I could cope with.
Thanks. I appreciate the info. I called Verizon last week, and Tech Support said "there are known reception issues" with the S3 - and there will "probably be an OTA update" but they couldn't say when.

However, they did offer to send me a new phone (arriving Monday), but I'm not confident that will help. I don't think it's the phone - if I drive a couple miles from my house, I get 4g service.
If the new phone is no better - I wonder if I can convince Vzw to pony up for a Network Extender. I can ask. :-) If not, the Wilson Antenna might be an option...I work from home, so really need my phone to work in the house.

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You're welcome. I did replace my phone (after replacing the simm twice) and you are correct - no change.

It is interesting they acknowledged known reception issues. It will be interesting to see if an OTA update can help these (I am not holding my breath) or if this is a hardware issue and Samsung antennas are sub par - which is what I would guess.

I tried the Network Extender with my X but it wasn't helpful (it supposedly doesn't work with a microwave network). Good luck with finding a solution.
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I can not understate how bad battery life is in weak 3G coverage areas. You can tell when it happens, since the device gets very warm to hot and the battery starts going down quickly. NEVER happens in 4G areas. Only 3G and this includes areas that have 3G and 4G. Switch the 4G off and watch the 3G radio's quest to suck the battery dry (if weak signal). Ironic, considering I would turn 4g off on the Razr to save battery life. Opposite with the GS3. 4G is better (weak or strong), unless a really good signal area for 3G. Only then is 3G battery life better. Added: This assumes you actually USE the 3G for downloading or streaming. I get GREAT battery life if lightly using the device- regardless of signal quality.

Upside down compared to previous 3G/4G devices.
Since evdo/cdma is not capable of simultaneous voice & data, maybe the extra radio in the sgs3 that allows it to do it pulls more juice?
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I switched from AT&T iPhone 3S to Verizon GS3 about the time the GS3 was released, and have regretted it since! The camera is awesome, lots of neat features, but can稚 make a reliable call! I could post a lot of numbers, like my current -90 while on 3g (forced per suggestion of Verizon tech via PhoneInfo app), but I think the real issue is that the number jumps to -120 from time to time, dropping the call. Verizon like to blame it on the fact that I知 so far out of the city (Marietta,GA ~15 miles north of ATL metro), but my son has a Ver izon 4S, and can make calls in the seat next to me no problem! I知 no Apple fan by any means, but I very much wish I had stuck with them! I already had a nice camera, not I just wish I could make a phone call. After 3-4 hours with Verizon tech support, disabling 4G (the reason I got the phone in the first place) helps, but still nowhere near as strong as my son痴 iPhone. I hope the mine is defective, I have a replacement on the way and will post back. It will be hard to go back to the iPhone tiny screen, but at least I could use my phone as a phone then. I値l post back if the replacement is any better.
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They sent me a replacement phone for an echo problem and it has G1 and is working great. On the box it said updated
Sorry for dumb question, but where you say firmware G1 fixed your issue, I’m hoping to get that one with my replacement tomorrow, but not sure where to find the firmware version. On my current, seemingly defective S3, I see F2 at the end of baseband version and Build number. Will both of these end in g1 if I get an updated version?
Baseband i535VRLF2
Build Number IMM76D.I535VRALF2
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Sorry for dumb question, but where you say firmware G1 fixed your issue, I知 hoping to get that one with my replacement tomorrow, but not sure where to find the firmware version. On my current, seemingly defective S3, I see F2 at the end of baseband version and Build number. Will both of these end in g1 if I get an updated version?
Baseband i535VRLF2
Build Number IMM76D.I535VRALF2
Yes, the baseband should be I535VRLG1 if you get the updated one.
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Ah, the good old reception thread. Good times, good times.

Well, for some- not so good times. Anybody that uses the GS3 mainly in weak 3G areas, REALLY bad times. Poor battery life and toasty device if try to use data much. Were it not for the sweet display, sound quality, camera and lack of fixed navigation bar (cough, Razr HD) I would be a little ticked (pending an update hopefully to the kernel). Seems the issue can be fixed. VZW is aware of the problem.
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Sorry for dumb question, but where you say firmware G1 fixed your issue, I知 hoping to get that one with my replacement tomorrow, but not sure where to find the firmware version. On my current, seemingly defective S3, I see F2 at the end of baseband version and Build number. Will both of these end in g1 if I get an updated version?
Baseband i535VRLF2
Build Number IMM76D.I535VRALF2
YMMV on the firmware upgrade. My GS3 has the latest version and my reception still sucks. I'm almost sorry I upgraded from my DX, or at least maybe should have gone with a Razr Maxx (or something else) instead.

This reminds me of the crap Apple dealt with regarding the reception on one of their more recent iPhones (I don't follow them much and forget which version had the antenna/reception issues). Apple took a lot of heat for that and now Samsung seems to be having a similar issue with the GS3s. Hopefully, a software fix is in the works or I don't suspect I'll have this phone too long. Although it excels in other areas... it's supposed to be a phone. If I can't effectively use it as such, what's the point of keeping it?
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Yes, the baseband should be I535VRLG1 if you get the updated one.
I got lucky and Verizon sent the I535VRLG1 version! So far, it seems much better! The dbM isn't a much better on average, but I don't see if dropping to -120 as mch as the older version.
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I finally gave up on my S3. I live and work in a poor signal area and it just wasn't cutting it. I've had it since launch day and reception seems to have gotten worse lately.

Today at work I tried to call a tech at another company from an office and only got about 10% of the other side of the conversation. If would get better if I held it away from my head but I still only heard about half of what was said. I texted a fellow with a MAXX to come to the office to try his phone. I couldn't make the RAZR MAXX break up no matter what I did, even covering it with both hands and holding it to my abdomen. I went back and forth between the two phones several times with repeatable results. That was the last straw for me.

I called VZW and admitted fault in keeping the phone past the trial period (I honestly thought I could live with it) and politely asked for a MAXX. They sent me to a 2nd tier guy who at first offered me another S3. I'm not sure if he was testing me or not. I told him that I have 2 friends who have an S3 and I didn't think mine was any worse than theirs and felt that another one would be no better. He then offered a RAZR and I responded that I already use two batteries a day in the S3. He then said he'll do a MAXX.

I'm excited, I think this will really help me and I feel VZW went above and beyond what most companies would have done. I feel much of the RAZR is a downgrade but I'm ready for another phone that I can depend on the place calls. We'll see how it works when it gets here Friday.
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I have been getting terrible reception with Verizon, so I finally cancelled the service and tried out T mobile. I'm getting much faster speeds and a consistently better signal, at home and at work.
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As Rushmore and many other have stated..............your mileage will vary. I have owned many VZW devices in the past but the network around me , while being call friendly, the data just plain sux in my area. I have had better luck with AT&T but as you all must know.............mileage definitely varies with them......LOL.

BTW..............owned both Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices, one on VZW and a GSM version from Google Play on AT&T. They both were terrible phones..........my luck i guess

I now am using the S3 on AT&T and could not be happier. Works VERY well (in my area).
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I just received my S3 yesterday, and I have been terrible reception issues. I transitioned from a Droid X. The coverage at my house is not great, with the X I typically had 1-2 bars, sometimes 3g, usually not. Never really had issues with data or texting; calls could be spotty.

With my S3, if I'm lucky, I have 1 bar, but usually no service. When I look at "about device", the "baseband version" ends in F2. Is that where I should be looking? Should I anticipate an update that will improve service (I am on Verizon Wireless).

Edit - the signal strength in my house ranges from -120 dBm to -94 dBm

I love everything about this phone - except the reception. However, reception is critical - of course. I'd love to wait for some sort of magical update to fix this issue, but realize I only have a 14-day window (now 13) to work with.

Ditto on this post. Came from a Droid X to the S3. Love the phone but my reception compared to the X is dismal. The S3 was purchased on 9/14 and my Baseband Version ends in G7 if that has meaning to some members here. Anyway, poor reception compared to my X brought me here, I was psyched to get it now the "shine" is wearing off and I'm starting to have regrets. My wife is due for a new phone and I'd be hard pressed to have her get the S3.

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I'm not sure how accurate this will be, but a friend with a Droid X and I where sitting at the Hollywood Bowl posting Facebook photos of an event. It appears that we got about the same signal strength (sorry no db measurements), however she couldn't post her pictures - while I could. She was on 3g while I had 4g.
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Just thought that I would post an update about my swap to the RAZR MAXX a couple of weeks ago.

I haven't had any trouble placing or making calls from home. With the S3 I had problems on almost every call. I liked many things about the S3 better but it sure is nice being able to use it as a phone again.
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I hate to bump a old thread but it covers my issue

i went from Thunderbolt to Iphone 4 to S3

my thunderbolt didn't get service in my basement but was excellent other than that. My Iphone got service everywhere but the Bengals stadium. My S3 doesn't get service in my basement and drops calls like crazy, about 50% of my texts have to be resent also.

I am going to switch to a Razr Maxx HD next month when my upgrade comes.
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I hate to bump a old thread but it covers my issue

i went from Thunderbolt to Iphone 4 to S3

my thunderbolt didn't get service in my basement but was excellent other than that. My Iphone got service everywhere but the Bengals stadium. My S3 doesn't get service in my basement and drops calls like crazy, about 50% of my texts have to be resent also.

I am going to switch to a Razr Maxx HD next month when my upgrade comes.
I know this is an Android forum, and we all love Android....but I have heard that minus the antenna issues...the iPhone 4 got good to great reception.

This also goes with my experience with the Rezound and G Nex. Surprised me that reception issues with them both almost canceled each other out. I honestly feel Motorola has reception as their pro on the pro n con list.
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