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  1. red66charger

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    I can't believe I'm inquiring about this device as I swore I wouldn't buy another Samsung after the VZW Galaxy Nexus nightmare I went through.

    Can anyone who actually had a VZW Gnex (and believes it was a faulty device) weigh in on the reliability of signal with VZW's Note 2?

    Thanks.
     

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    The signal with Verizon on the note 2 is the best I have ever had. Nexus, Motorola, s3, charge, htc. This phone wins hands-down. I even get signal in my underground basement. The s3 and nexus had no signal there. Amazing penetration, even in a hospital. I highly recommend this phone.
     
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    I went through the Nexus hell and returned that phone in 3 days for a RAZR. This phone is every bit as good if not better than the motorola phone.

    I get signal everywhere. No issues.

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    The signal on this phone is better than the gnex and s3 and at least on par with my old droid razr. You'll notice this is the first forum for a Samsung phone without a signal reception thread with hundreds of responses lol
     
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    For my exact area, my note 2 gets better reception than my maxx.

    Return of the Android
     
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    I agree with everyone else. I didn't have a Gen Nex, came from a Droid X. Motorolas have some of the best radios out there so I was also a little concerned going to another manufacturer. But...

    ABSOLUTELY no regrets here. Both the cell & wifi radios work much better than any phone my family has ever owned!
     
  7. red66charger

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    Thank you everyone. I was afraid of getting blasted for speaking ill of the Galaxy Nexus. I have to admit I am very tempted by this device.

    Again thanks for the serious answers. And the point about a Samsung phone board without a thread with 100 replies is extremely on point. That's why I had to start this one! lol
     
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    Note 2's reception is excellent. Better than all my other Verizon phones.
     
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    I've had the Gnex, S3 and now the N2 and the N2 has the best signal out of all of them. My S3 always had -102 dBm or less.
     
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    I came from the Verizon Gnex to the Note 2. It's a night/day difference (in every aspect including reception). I work in a strong 4G area, but in my building at my desk, my Gnex would only pick up a weak 3G or sometimes 1x signal while I saw everyone else around me (with Razr's and one with a Charge) with 4G in the same spot. I had another friend that worked near me with the Gnex too and he experienced the same weak reception. I also experienced random data connection drops with the Gnex. I could be outside with full 4G signal, then my phone would drop data connection for no reason right in the middle of streaming or downloading something. I would still have full bars, but no 1x/3G/4G next to the indicator. This didn't happen a whole lot, but at least a couple times a week.

    My Note 2 has had none of these issues in the last month that I've had it. I get 2-3 bars of 4G at my desk every time I return to it and I have not had it drop data connection at all. It's really crazy how good this phone is in just about every aspect. I promise you, that this phone will not be giving you any of the same issues that you had with your Gnex.
     
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    This is all good to hear folks. You all made me a believer. Now I need to decide how to get one and keep my unlimited data.

    Great feedback all.
     

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