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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HER0, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. HER0

    HER0 Active Member
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    Hi all,

    I am not sure whether this is a common problem with phones or what, but with my Hero I find if my signal is poor/none, if I set the phone down on its own it suddenly pops back up a couple of bars.

    Is the arial really that weak?

    I did try a search beforehand btw!

    Thanks
     

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  2. Wahwah

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    Yep, that's the Hero right there.

    On 2 bars or less it can drop to nothing at the drop of a hat.
     
  3. computerboyo

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    im on tmobile and i always have 5 bars all the time but when i go to a friends house 5 mins away it always has no bars and says no service. so i am thinking it may be a tmob thing.
     
  4. HER0

    HER0 Active Member
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    What about when you have next to no signal and you put the phone down? Does is pick up more bars once its been idle for a few seconds?
     
  5. Wahwah

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    I'm on Orange and have what you're describing, which is to say that some areas have poor reception and the phone can't maintain a connection.

    I find that the phone can in the exact same spot have between no reception and half way reception. In a large town nearby I have full reception all the time.

    Bit annoying.
     
  6. computerboyo

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    not for me, if there is no signal and i put it down there is still no signal but when i go outside lots of text messages come through.
     
  7. Jammin

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    I get this. I presume the antenna is in the base of the handset. When you hold it normally, with your hand around the base, it loses signal easily. I find myself half holding it just with my fingers a lot so the base is not covered. This is only an issue in my flat (basement) but still bloody annoying!
     
  8. Snove

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    Hi, im using a unlocked version with telenor and i am experiancing low bars but no sudden loss off the signal. In norway btw.
     
  9. unknown-singh

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    Im with Tmobile, and reception is very poor when im at home, 1 bar or even none at all sometime. is seems to be a tmobile reception issue.
     
  10. trick202

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    you're dead on with that.

    My old E71 was the same. You get used to holding the phone slightly differently.
     
  11. MartinS

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    Yeah, the antenna is in the base and the instructions say you shouldn't hold the phone there :thinking:

    I have also found T-Mobile to be really poor reception wise as well though which is why I am no longer with them.
     
  12. HER0

    HER0 Active Member
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    The arial in the base makes sense...

    Find it takes the p*ss a bit if the manual actually says don't hold it there :thinking:
     
  13. eilz

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    Any mods to solder/hack a connector to add an external 3G antenna. I wanted to use a generic 3G antenna for a CAR to listen to internet radio without so many cut-outs along my journey, hoping an antenna would help.
     
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