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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by whatisthisidon, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. whatisthisidon

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    Tried this phone on three seperate occasions and the reception still sucks, forcing me to revert backto my damn droid2. I want to like this phone but until i can use it as an actual phone its impossible.
     

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    Still waiting for someone to make an aftermarket battery door with a better antenna. Seems like it would be a must have accessory for every Inc2 owner.
     
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    Is that where the problem lies? Why don't they just make a new door? Hell, a sticker of some sort would probably work.
     
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    It's pretty clear to me that the problem is indeed with the antenna (placement).

    Try this, place your phone face up with the Network page open and see what the signal level is. No pick the phone up and watch the signal drop by 10 dBm or more.
     
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    HTC is known for their great UI but crappy radios they use in their devices. Unfortunate fact. :(
     
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    Yeah, when I heard the new update also had an update radio version I was hoping for an improved signal strength. But nope, still only -98dBm in my house.
     
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    Has anyone tried these? If so what was your impression..
     
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    haha I remember those signal boosters from around 10 years ago when I was rockin' a Nokia 5165. I don't think they did anything back then, so, I'd be skeptical about them now. But you never know.
     
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    Some places the phone is completely unusable and other people with at&t have full bars.
     
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    Yes, I tried this. I ordered a pack of 20 I think for around $6.00 from ebay. I put two behind the battery and lined up three on the back cover from the antenna up. I use an app called "Phono" to measure the signal strength. IT DOESN'T WORK. The only thing I find that works is to not hold the bottom of the phone in the palm of your hand. LOL.
     
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    One's still stuck to the back of my old 5185i that I have lying around. They made absolutley no difference but I couldn't peel the damn thing off. So it stayed.
     
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    Man this sucks.. although I have to admit, I didn't think something as simple as those sticky things could actually fix this issue but hey it was worth asking..

    Appreciate the replies.
     
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    I guess I'm the only one that doesn't have any reception issues. My reception is absolutely fine.
     
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    What is your usual dBm level? I rarely get better than -92dBm which it two bars on my phone.
     
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    mine is -54dBm at my office and around -65 at home. and haven't had any dropoff problems so far. guess we've got a lot of cells around here.
     
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    Holy crap. I am sitting 6 feet from my network extender and am only at -67 dBm.
     
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    when I was in NY with my Eris, I got horrible reception almost everywhere in the City. But out here in the burbs of San Fernando Valley it's a strong signal. VZW has good cells out here as long as you stay near the freeway.
     
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    I went to the electronics lab in my company and got some copper foil of thickness 0.001" or 0.002". I then cut it into various shapes and placed on the inside surface of the battery case such that one corner was always in contact with the HTC antenna contact. In spite of my efforts I could never significantly increase the signal strength (just a smidge), oddly enough.

    However, with some configurations (I tried a bunch) I was certainly able decrease the signal strength.

    Just my two cents.
     
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