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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bigvandal, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Everyone is quick to complain about the signal reception on this thing. I live in south Florida and usually get one or two bars. I chalked this up to the phones reception. I came up to NJ for the weekend and have constant full bars and double the data speed I get at home. I say that to say quit blaming the phone and move.

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  2. ChampN252

    ChampN252 Well-Known Member

    Like I was told before, if u came from the OV, there are a different amount off bars. I get the same signal strength in this are I did the OV thou. I don't know if higher or lower dbs is better thou.
  3. kaylus

    kaylus Lurker

    Your experience means absolutely nothing to others. The phone is to blame for the reception, I've tested both the Motorola Triumph and the Optimus V side-by-side in prime reception areas and poor reception areas using the Signal level and not the "bars". The Optimus V performs better because of the radio capabilities that it has over the Triumph.

    The phone does have issues with the current network as compared to other phones on the network. The phone can be blamed for the issues, making an assertion like "stop complaining about a defective $200 phone and spend thousands to move to make sure it works" is a bit silly. That said, I may just use the Triumph because I like the bigger screen.
  4. same here.

    went from so cal to nor cal and I had full bars all the time up there and was getting 2 megabit speeds. it was insane, netflix and everything worked at HD quality with no lag. what was even crazier is that once I left the big city, the data speeds stuck at 2Mb even on the drive up, that must be passing a lot of cell towers to have smooth uninterrupted data. i was impressed.

    I'm going way down south today, hope the same thing happens.
  5. millenium

    millenium Well-Known Member

    i noticed i got faster data speeds once i flashed CM7, i was only getting .5Mb before now im getting 3Mb since the new rom. the closer your are to metropolitan areas your data speeds will be increased though.

    **EDIT that is suppose to be decreased!!!!!! sorry
  6. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It was a joke, was meant to be silly. Happy New Year.
  7. ziggy46

    ziggy46 Android Expert

    lol :D

    i just put this as my facebook status...

    Code (Text):
    1. "my name"
    3. Is On The Toilet (>_<) (o_o) (0_0) ~ (^_^) Ahhhhhhhh That`s Better. LOL
  8. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Lol stole it
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  9. lou61166

    lou61166 Android Enthusiast

    proof i live on top of NYC and only once seen speeds at 1MB,so i doubt your claims.
  10. lou61166

    lou61166 Android Enthusiast

    I have an HTC Rezound which is a true 720p display,and the netflix video is good but not of HD quality,so do not even try to convince anyone this phone is as awesome as you would like to think it is,i am not saying the truimph is not a good entry level phone,but it's 2 years behind the times,and trying to compare it to any duel core 4g d phones like the rezound is just ignorant.you must have been dreaming that the truimph got with the times.
  11. b_randon14

    b_randon14 Android Expert

    Look there is no need to bash the triumph because its outdated. Plus were not selling our lives away to at&t over here ha!!!
  12. lou61166

    lou61166 Android Enthusiast

    i am not bashing the truimph,i am just wondering where people come off saying this phone can be transformed into superman and do things that if not most but all cannot see, i owned the truimph,and did i like it yes but i am a realist and know what this phone can do,i switched over to Verizon on Friday and got the rezound,out of the box the phone was flawless,something the truimph is not,i was getting tired off the data speeds and just outdated hardware,you cannot beat the the plans of virgin mobile prepaid,i had great coverage in my area,but to say the Truimph is even in the same universe as the Rezound is crazy,the data speeds are insane zero lag,everything just works and works perfect,maybe in 5 years sprint users can see the speeds i can get now
  13. piper_

    piper_ Well-Known Member

    Ok lou61166 we get YOUR point (s)


    But, I actually think I transformed my phone to spiderman, I never really liked superman.

    Yes, I am a fanboy and LOVE my triumph. It does what I want/need it to do for me. I am very happy with it !!

    The majority of US here like our triumph, sure, a couple things can be better, but sh*t happens, life in general is the same way and life is priceless, not a mere $300 and NO-ONE is perfect

    I hope the mods don't think I am out of line ...... but seeing some of the same people .....
  14. bigvandal

    bigvandal Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm fine with my data speeds for $25 a month. I talk to people on att, Verizon, tmo and once I tell them what I pay they all want to know how to sign up. I think the way things are now the MAJORITY of the people could care less about 46mbps on their phone. We know it's cool but I think it's even cooler to pay $25 a month and still be able to do whatever you do for $100 a month.
  15. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Android Enthusiast

    Wow cm7 helps that much? I get .5mb right now on stock ROM
  16. lou61166

    lou61166 Android Enthusiast

    Do not believe every post you read i highly doubt his claims with no proof.and like i stated the price of the virgin mobile plans are great,i just wanted a 100% working phone out of the box with modern specs,i found the truimph did not fullfill this,you needed to install cm7 to get any kind of satisfaction.and hope for the best.i am glad everyone enjoys the truimph and it does what you want it to do,just don't compare to the big dogs offered on a contract plan,because that is just not possible.
  17. ziggy46

    ziggy46 Android Expert

    haha nice! how many comments did you get on it? :D
  18. millenium

    millenium Well-Known Member

    i don't blow sunshine up anyone's ***! i was getting @ full bars on stock rom 50kb per sec, now with full bars@ home on 3g i get ""UP TO" 300kb per sec , i did speedtest to confirm. CM7 fixes the data problem yes its a flawed phone with little to no support from the manufacturer or the carrier, but thanks to an active android community it can be fixed. If it weren't for the CM7 i would have prob returned my phone. At this moment i cant afford the luxury a $100+ cellphone bill on a contract when i could lose my job @ anytime. This Phone is exactly what i wanted, relatively cheap, android os, unlimited data and text and a low monthly bill [NO CONTRACT!!!]. So, i had to make a few software modifications to get it to work but im not paying $1300-$1400 a year for it only about $500 a year im happy :D
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  19. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Android Enthusiast

    That's impressive because I never get over 1mb usually .5mb. I wonder if the stock ROM has a built in bandwidth speed limiter to save virgin customers from getting better speeds than Sprint.
  20. jgriner

    jgriner Member

    it has been my experience that the triumph falsely shows weak signal.
    when I had att at home i always got 3 or 4 bars on my other phone, I also had dropped calls all the time, or it would show good signal strength, but when call is started it would fall off completely and disconnect me.

    on my triumph I rarely show any bars over 2 at home i get 1 or no bars, but i never have dropped calls.
  21. millenium

    millenium Well-Known Member

    exactly!!! thats what i was thinking! the stock rom is full of bloatware too. Sprint has great coverage where i live so i always have 3 to 4 bars, but when i got my phone my data speeds were CRAP! So if you dont use the HMDI out port i recommend cm7 or miui because it will unlock the phone from its data governers [if there are any]
  22. slotzero

    slotzero Lurker

    This has been my experience as well - no bars at home, but still have good calls and even 3G, but I usually go wifi at home so I don't keep tabs on data.
  23. tanner4137

    tanner4137 Member

    I know what you mean. I've had the HTC Vivid (The Rezounds "sister" phone) for about a month now. Haha it seems amazing compared to the triumph! Getting 40-50 Mbps easy! I have no lag at all and have no desire to root it and ROM it.
  24. TriumphLance

    TriumphLance Android Enthusiast

    I've switched to cm7 and its showing 3 or 4 bars at my house instead of 2 or 3 bars. Everything seems faster speed test doesn't show much increase in actual data speeds but the web browser is definitely more responsive like less ping
  25. millenium

    millenium Well-Known Member

    :eek:thats great! I looked into Verizon at first but i just couldnt afford the monthly bill i need something a bit more flexible, maybe next year or something when the economy balances out i will get a contract phone, but with my job situation im not gonna take the chance..

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