General so i know the signal bar is reading wrong

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tonytownsend, May 7, 2010.

  1. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Well-Known Member
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    Ok I just hook my phone up to my BMW overblue tooth my car shows 5 bars while the phone shows 1 its a software glitch.
     

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  2. colnago

    colnago Well-Known Member
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    What is your dBm value in that situation (phone at 1 bar, car at 5)?
     
  3. WARRIIOR

    WARRIIOR Well-Known Member
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    It's a secret
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    I think everyone already knew that....thanks.
     
  4. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Well-Known Member
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    I've rarely found the bars on any phone to be a true indicator of service unless it says "No Service." All that matters is whether your call quality is good, and mine has been no matter what phone I've had or where in the U.S. I've lived in the last 7 years I've been a Verizon customer.
     
  5. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Well-Known Member
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    yeah been watching it. Its weird the incredible will have 4 bars drop to one but my car will stay the same. I think maybe the bar is way to sensitive on the incredible. I get 1 bar in the car with 100dbm 2 with 93dbm, and and 5 with 80bdm
     
  6. Brian_83

    Brian_83 Well-Known Member
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    I would think the signal meter that your car is showing is the bluetooth strength between your car and your phone. Not the signal your phone is getting from the cell towers.
     
  7. tonytownsend

    tonytownsend Well-Known Member
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    No its for cell signal I know that for a fact
     

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