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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default The number do dropped calls on this phone is ridiculous!!!!

I saw some older threads on dropped calls with this phone. I didn't have a problem until a week or so ago. Now I drop calls daily!!! Even when the signal strength is 4 bars!!!

It's ridiculous!!!!! Really starting to hate this phone!!

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Old March 25th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rant thread or is there a question in there somewhere?
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Old March 25th, 2013, 05:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I saw some older threads on dropped calls with this phone. I didn't have a problem until a week or so ago. Now I drop calls daily!!! Even when the signal strength is 4 bars!!!

It's ridiculous!!!!! Really starting to hate this phone!!
I'm just going to hazard a guess here, but I'm going to assume you have sprint as your service provider. if that is the case, then your area is undergoing network vision and it's going to be rough for a little bit. Call your service provider and see what's going on. I have sprint and it was 3 months of almost no service in my home area. Now that the works is completed, I have great service again.
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I'm just going to hazard a guess here, but I'm going to assume you have sprint as your service provider. if that is the case, then your area is undergoing network vision and it's going to be rough for a little bit. Call your service provider and see what's going on. I have sprint and it was 3 months of almost no service in my home area. Now that the works is completed, I have great service again.
Actually I have AT&T. I got the phone in January and it's been fine until the last week or so. I called AT&T, they did some type of a reregistraion of the phone. That didn't work, so today they had me pull the battery to see if that helps. I don't know yet because I haven't used the phone much today since they did that. My daughter has an iPhone with no problems, so it's not the service in the area. I'm thinking it might be a hardware issue, but not sure yet.

For the other forum member, I guess I was just trying to see if other people find that they are having the same issue.
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I guess I was just trying to see if other people find that they are having the same issue.
I'm in the UK, so I have the model that 70% of the world has (all the other US models making up the other 30%) so it's kind of a different story for us.

The signal on my S3 (the international version) has never been strong. With every android update, we get a new baseband (radio) and some of them have been worse for me and I have had a few dropped calls here and there, but nothing like you report.
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Old March 25th, 2013, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well I'm with Verizon and I've never had a dropped call with the GS3
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Something must have changed. Hardware cant really change unless it breaks so it must have been either new firmware or a carrier/sim problem thats caused it. They might have "reconfigured"(think thats the word lol) your sim and for that to take effect you do a battery pull so hopefuly thats fixed it
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Dropped calls=carrier problem


Its not the phone
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But my daughter's iPhone 4S isn't dropping calls and my HTC One X that I had prior to this phone wasn't either. Lets see if the battery pull worked. It was fine this morning when I was talking to one of my friends.
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Best thing to narrow it down would be to put your sim in your daughters phone and see how it performs
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I'm with MetroPCS (used to be known for "dropped calls") even though I have yet to experience that.
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The only time I ever experience dropped calls is when using any phone on Telus at my house. The network coverage seems to be poor at my location on Telus. I never had any issue with any other carrier.
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GS3 user. Only time I experience dropped calls is when the phone slips out of my hand
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Sprint is my carrier. I have had maybe one dropped call since I got the S3 three weeks ago. I got more dropped calls with my Evo 4G LTE.
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The signal strength isn't the top for this phone. In certain places I go, where my other phones do pick up the signal, mine doesn't or it has very weak reception. I don't mind it that much as I'm usually in places where the signal isn't bad. Never had dropped calls.
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But my daughter's iPhone 4S isn't dropping calls and my HTC One X that I had prior to this phone wasn't either. Lets see if the battery pull worked. It was fine this morning when I was talking to one of my friends.
Do you get LTE or just 4G. Remember the IPhone 4S is 3G only. Could be problem the the LTE Sim Card.
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I have to agree with others here, I think there may be something wrong with your sim card or network area. I'm on AT&T and have a GS3 (obviously) and I have no problems nor have I ever.
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mine drops more calls that that I can complete. It is the worst phone for dropped calls I have ever had. I have verizon. It takes forever to even start to dial at times upwards of 3 minutes to even start to dial the number sometimes. Hope my life never revolves around a call made on my GS3. Same goes for internet I have 1x 90% of the time anymore but still charge me a premium rate.
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This is why more people should save up and buy a sim free phone imo. Get a pre-pay sim, if the coverage gets bad or something cheaper comes along, drop the carrier like a stone and take your money elsewhere
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This is why more people should save up and buy a sim free phone imo. Get a pre-pay sim, if the coverage gets bad or something cheaper comes along, drop the carrier like a stone and take your money elsewhere
Problem is, here in the states the prepaid plans aren't anything to write home about. Most have very low data caps and walmart ( ) even has it in their terms of service that you can't stream videos

Tmobiles is the start to something great. I hope other carriers follow suit.
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No streaming? Thats rediculous. do they enforce it mate?
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coming from a droid razr I will say the antenna on this phone is definitely weaker. I'm on Verizon as well and if I'm inside of my house and holding my phone to my ear to talk the signal drops to almost nothing and then the call drops. The only fix is to use an ear piece or speaker phone. And some days those methods are not enough. Just the other day I had to walk OUTSIDE my house and stand in the middle of the street in order to get a good signal to continue a conference call with my bosses
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From what I've seen here on the forums, yeah.
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Thats crazy. I remember o2 (huge uk carrier, part of a huge european carrier) pre-pay wouldnt allow streaming maybe two years ago.
I keep finding myself bashing the mobile carriers in US but i honestly dont mean it as bashing the US.. just wish y'all hade a more competitive market there. It will happen i think
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Thats crazy. I remember o2 (huge uk carrier, part of a huge european carrier) pre-pay wouldnt allow streaming maybe two years ago.
I keep finding myself bashing the mobile carriers in US but i honestly dont mean it as bashing the US.. just wish y'all hade a more competitive market there. It will happen i think
Believe me, I agree. Consumers are really getting screwed here. Some carriers are worse than others, None are great.
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Do you get LTE or just 4G. Remember the IPhone 4S is 3G only. Could be problem the the LTE Sim Card.
Hmmm...

Good point, I am getting 4G LTE service.

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Where my house is in the UK my T mobile signal is terrible but I never get dropped calls, so I would say the phone is ok its the provider. I have never understood why Americans seem to get such poor deals and service form the mobile industry, when my American friends visit they always envy our cheaper for versatile services, do you not have strong user lobby groups over there?
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