Last Updated: Jan 28,2010
I jusr noticed this, when i hold the phone horizontal my 3g signal goes to crap. Is this normal?
My guess is your hand is blocking some of the signal
I dont know if it means anything but it doesnt happen with wifi
Yes, either your hand is covering where the radio is (it may be in a different location than the wifi receiver) or there is just a glitch in the 3G indicator. Does it really effect being able to browse the web or are you just basing it on what the signal indicator says?
Does it happen when you lay the phone down. It doesn't matter if it's radio or a glitch in the indicator, this is a major problem that is causing batteries to drain quickly. Seems there are some unknown factors causing the Eris to lose, or more commonly, get a weaker signal when compared to other phones.
If you're on the periphery of the 3G signal in your area, then something as benign as turning the device horizontal certainly could cause it to drop off to a stronger 2G or 1G signal, even having your hand block the receiving antenna would make a difference.
If you're not, that is, if you're in a strong area for 3G and this is happening, your device needs to be looked at by a tech and perhaps replaced.
Check tower and signal-strength maps for your carrier in your area.
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