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Best signal smartphone on vzw?

Discussion in 'Verizon' started by bluegrizzlies1, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. bluegrizzlies1

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    I have an s3 love the phone hate the reception where i drive in fringe areas for work.

    I need a phone with great signal was hoping you guys had some answers?

    Im interested in trying a windows phone but im done with apple.
     

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  2. Adauth

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    Motorola. Hands down.
     
  3. bluegrizzlies1

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    Which motorola?
     
  4. AntimonyER

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    Hey I moved this to the Verizon subforum. Thanks for understanding.

    I will add, my DNA is getting GREAT signal so far.
     
  5. bluegrizzlies1

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    Thanks i couldnt find the sub form

    Dna hmmm its made by htc my luck on htc in fringe areas 3g 1x hasnt faired that well in the past
     
  6. Thom

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    ANY Motorola IMNHO.

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  7. OutOfPhase

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    I 3rd Moto. Any of the current phones from Moto are going to have strong radio's. I have heard that the HTC has improved the radio's in the DNA also.
     
  8. bluegrizzlies1

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    Wish they made reception signal like in the old motto 815
     
  9. bluegrizzlies1

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    Razr maxx hd hows the signal?
     
  10. breadnatty08

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    Anything but a Galaxy Nexus! :eek:
    FWIW, my wife's Bionic "generally" gets better service when we're in fringe areas than my Gnex. I recommend (with everyone else) a Moto device. It was rock solid with my OG Droid.
     
  11. TwinsMomVA

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    Love my Moto Rzr Maxx for battery life but more importantly for signal.....sooooo much better than the Samsungs I've had almost exclusively in the past.
     
  12. damewolf13

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    Well, I don't have any trouble with my VZW S3, but I really think sometimes it is more about location than the radio. My husband has a VZW Moto Bionic, and he has a signal wherever he travels.
     
  13. breynolds007

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    X2...RAZR maxx has twice the battery and signal of my old galaxy nexus. I'd definitely get a Maxx HD!
     
  14. lou61166

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    My 2 HTC phones have good reception,but then again any Verizon phone would work great in New Jersey,New York City,seeing there world HQ are so close to me.
     
  15. Hrethgir

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    Motorola has the best radios. Had a Motorola Droid X, then when my contract ended I got a Samsung Galaxy S3. Love the phone, but my Motorola definitely had a batter radio, always had a better signal both at home and at work.
     
  16. bluegrizzlies1

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    Update called verizion they think i have a lemon sending me a refurb s3 .

    When i called them i was on that rd working and it drop there call twice.

    I have a feeling its gonna be much more of the same. I was talking to a co worker and asked where he was he was in a place where i cant get signal yet his dumbphone was working just fine.

    So what do i do if i get the same results do i call vzw to see if they will swap me a dofferent phone? Or do i just sell the s3 and buy another phone?

    Unless you guys have different suggestions im thinking motorola maxx hd or just the motto hd?
     
  17. Thom

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    If it was me ... I would go with the Razr MAXX HD.

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  18. ggp

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    I agree with everyone that's saying Motorola. I've lined my Motorola smartphone up against an HTC Thunderbolt and an iPhone, and the Motorola always had better signal, even in the basement of my inlaws' lake house in the country in Wisconsin.

    I've used both the RAZR HD and the RAZR MAXX HD. From the regular RAZR HD, I would get 36 hours of battery life. In my opinion, if you're on a budget, that phone is wonderfully awesome. The battery was never a problem for me.

    If you have the extra coin, or need the additional internal memory (32GB in the MAXX HD, 16GB in the regular HD), or you are a super-user, then the MAXX HD would be your choice.

    (oh, btw, I have my regular RAZR HD for sale currently here in our classifieds :) )

    Personally, I LOVE both phones!
     
  19. TwinsMomVA

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    I think it depends when you got the phone and noticed the signal issue. If you recently (1-2 months) got the phone and noticed the signal issue and then the replacement has the same problem then I think you can pretty aggressively lobby for a different replacement phone.

    I sucessfully had my Samsung Charge traded for a Moto Razr Maxx when a local tower "upgrade" suddenly had my battery discharging in under 4hrs due to search for signal. It took several polite but firm calls (which i documented) and then a written complaint but it finally happened. Good luck!
     
  20. bluegrizzlies1

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    Does the motto razr hd have a place for an sd card ?
     
  21. OutOfPhase

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    Yes.
     
  22. bluegrizzlies1

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    Update took my dads original razr maxx to work tonight.
    60 mile stretch of rd 1 drop call i knew there was a deadzone though my #3 would drop 7 times on that rd.

    Next rd 25 miles long 1 drop on razr s3 i would get 4

    Next rd 55 miles no drops on razr s3 would drop 4 times

    Now wed ill get my replacement s3 so i will test it out i have a strong feeling it will have same drops.
     
  23. AntimonyER

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    I hope you drive as part of your job, because a 140 mile commute is insane! :eek:
     
  24. OutOfPhase

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    I had that for years 110 miles round trip on long island :( I don't miss that.
     
  25. bluegrizzlies1

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    Lol that's on the job I'm only 5 min to work.
    That's not including the other 30 miles where cell service is almost none to very little service.
     

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