Root Bad reception on I7500 with II5 and Galax0 Rom - please help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rhayun, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. rhayun

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    Hi i live in israel and my operator is PelePhone company on UMTS
    i buy the i7500 from USA and come to israel and insert my Pelephone Sim card (UMTS)

    i have bad reception in close location like into my home or any other building...
    when i go out i get normal reception

    i dont use APN at all and i just update the i7500 to II5 with Galax0 ROM

    i dont know what to do... maybe i miss something

    some one can help?

    thanx
     

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  2. Vap1d-

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    This device is a *very* poor performer reception wise.
     
  3. pegasus21

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    You can still use it no? Some phones indicate poor signal when it can actually still be used.
     
  4. kam187

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    Hmm mine is actually not too bad. HTC phones are so much worse.

    You used to be able to increase the RF slightly using the debug interface on qualcomm basebands, but they disabled that. Anyway its probably not a safe thing to do anyway!
     
  5. rhayun

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    this is my point... when i am in my apartment i have sometime "No Service" its weird because if i place the simcard in my old mobile "Sony Ericsson" its show me good reception
     
  6. kam187

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    I think its just like that by design. You could install 'anycut' and make a shortcut to the field test app, then use that to see live reception etc, and see if its behaving eratically. Is it any better on 2g? You operator must have a backup 2g provider as well.
     
  7. rhayun

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    my provider have only UMTS 3G service...
    this is sucks..
     
  8. kam187

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    Sorry, not much you can do :(
     
  9. Vap1d-

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    Out of curiosity will the phone differentiate between UMTS / HSPA in about phone / status / mobile network type or will it just show UMTS if it is on a 3G network? T-Mo US has been rolling out 7.2 HSPA to larger markets and I'm just wondering if it will say it's on HSPA when it becomes available..
     
  10. rhayun

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    for me its show only UMTS all the time
     
  11. Rastaman-FB

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    3g (umts) and hsdpa are similar and related just like gsm and gprs is related

    HSDPA is actually umts but high speed. it needs umts available in order to function.
    some people refer to it as 3.5g just like they refer to edge as 2.5g
     
  12. pegasus21

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    I was thinking HSDPA is just the data part of UMTS. Likewise, GPRS and EDGE is the data part of GSM.
     
  13. Rastaman-FB

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    kind of but UMTS is data orientated anyway so its more like Edge over gprs (accelerated)
     

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