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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Antman27, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Antman27

    Antman27 Well-Known Member
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    So I have had my Ally bout a month and in my apartment I have 232 dropped calls
    YES its a basement so I expect les service
    I was on the phone wilth Level 2 tec sup this w/e and he made some changes to my phone that did improve it a bit BUT still drop most calls in my apt - I read someplace DO Not Put a Screen protector on an ally it will lessen service is there any truth to this ?
    The Vz tec said ever time you drop a call dial ### send that flags the account for dropped calles and he said I may want to wait for 4G phones to upgrade again
    Any thoughts on the screen protector ?
     

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  2. death2all110

    death2all110 Well-Known Member
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    Ive never heard this myth nor have i noticed any difference in clarity or signal strength
     
  3. myfishbear

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    i use a screen guard and i have no problem with my service. vzw has just lied to you lol. you just need a phone with a better antenna or have a cell phone tower closer to your basement. you can also try putting your phone close to a window if you have one.
     
  4. Antman27

    Antman27 Well-Known Member
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    What did they lie about ?
     
  5. death2all110

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    Im not sure,lol. when i was having issues they had me flag the account by dialing ### as well and a week later they noticed there was a problem with the service in my area because 65% of my dropped calls were from my local tower. they called me told me what the problem was and they said they would fix it and a couple weeks later they called and made sure i was having very few if any dropped calls now. this was back in july and august and i haven't had much of a problem since.
     
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  6. myfishbear

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    oh i thought the rep told you that the screen protector killed your reception lol:D sry cant read lol..... anyway id wait for 4g lte... i think it will be in full swing after the new year. on top of that gingerbread os is coming out so id wait for that as well.

     
  7. darkxsun

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    LTE (so-called "4G", though it's not quite there yet) will be coming this month, but there will be no handsets until mid 2011. If he just got an Ally, I doubt he's going to want to buy a (almost definitely expensive) LTE phone at retail in 6 months, *if* his area is one of the metro areas getting LTE. And is LTE going to change anything with voice anyway? I didn't think they had voice working well over LTE yet.

    I doubt there's much you can do in a basement. Sometimes these structural things really affect our service. There's the extender: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?action=gotoFemtocell but unfortunately it's expensive.
     
  8. GRZLA

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    Verizon's press release about LTE said that data will be 4g and calls will be 3g until they can fully upgrade everything.
     
  9. darkxsun

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    Calls have never been 3G. Verizon's 3G is EV-DO: originally Evolution, Data-only, later changed to Evolution, Data-optimized. Watch your screen when you place a call---3G disappears.
     
  10. Antman27

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    I just made a call to my VM 3G full bars stayed up ?
     
  11. dots

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    Whenever i make a call i sill have 3g but i loose all my signal bars lol. But i can still complete the call no problem. No idea why it shows no signal bars during call.
     
  12. darkxsun

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    I stand corrected---on the Ally (maybe on Android in general) the 3G symbol sticks around. My other phone, it does not.

    However, I still maintain that calls are placed over the 2G network, not 3G. EV-DO was never built to support voice (there was EV-DV which did, but it never went anywhere).
     
  13. thedrizl

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    thanks for the tip death. i'll give that a try. my ally has been dropping calls all over the place lately, but mostly when at home. i can have a strong signal one moment, and then lose it completely the next.
     
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