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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jproxx, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. jproxx

    jproxx Newbie
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    So i've made the switch from my sprint blackberry to the evo, but my reception is actually worse now then what it was when i had my bb. Places I used to have 3 bars, I now have 1. Anyone else having this issue? :thinking:
     

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  2. rsa

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    Is the reception actually worse or do you just have fewer bars on the screen?
     
  3. archie70

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    Mine has improved quite a bit over my Treo Pro
     
  4. jproxx

    jproxx Newbie
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    Both, I drop calls when I used to get perfect service. I'm roaming sometimes when I never did. I would think sprint towers would work the same with any phone? Or does this have to do with band radio?
     
  5. Kelita

    Kelita Android Enthusiast
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    My EVO has better reception than my BB Tour did. In my bedroom, where reception is pretty poor, it went from -102 dBM with mostly roaming or no service on the BB to -94 dBM with full bars on the EVO.
     
  6. Sketchr

    Sketchr Android Enthusiast
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    This is my first Sprint phone (have iPhone with at&t) so I can't compare, but I have excellent reception. The bars seem to reflect it as well. Always have 4-6 in the house, and 5-6 outside. Not a dropped call or fade out yet.
     
  7. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert
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    I have good reception for the most part. The few places where I had poor reception before (video control rooms surrounded by wires) I still have poor reception. Typically I turn on Wifi or just turn the whole thing to airplane mode if I think I will be in there for a long time. Otherwise I am good to go. Wifi seems a little weaker but it works. Wimax is worse than my home Wimax modem but that goes without saying since the phone's Wimax antenna is a tiny thing and it has to run on battery power instead of being plugged into the wall.
     
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