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i love my galaxy s3 but it drops more calls than any other phone i've ever had!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bunnypoo, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. bunnypoo

    bunnypoo Lurker
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    every time i turn the corner in my car, my call gets dropped. or go under a freeway overpass. geez!!!
     



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  2. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    Yea I'm gettin that in various spots that I've never dropped calls before.

    There's only one place in Bklyn NY that I would drop a call, while going past the Bkkyn Bridge. Other then that, hardly ever!
    Now I drop calls pretty much everyday.

    Big Thumbs up to Samsung and they're weak garbage radios.
     
  3. TopherG

    TopherG Newbie

    Same here. Drop after drop and really shitty in call quality. Everyone I talk to sounds robotic intermittently. So annoying! My phone can't be used as a phone!
     
  4. snilloconator

    snilloconator Well-Known Member

    Just curious, what networks are you on?
     
  5. TopherG

    TopherG Newbie

    Vzw for me
     
  6. Easilyamused

    Easilyamused Android Enthusiast

    Defective phone or bad network? I've never dropped one yet.
     
  7. newtoandroid99

    newtoandroid99 Well-Known Member

    I have it on AT&T and it works great, i drop a call every now and then. But my wifes iphone 4s drops calls in the same spots so i know it's not the phone, just at&t's crappy network. You have the latest firmware right?
     
  8. giper54

    giper54 Member

    Where are you located? Do you have Verizon LTE where you are dropping calls?
     
  9. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Android Enthusiast

    Verizon here & absolutely no drop calls. calls are great, but the sound is a little lower than what I prefer in speaker mode.
     
  10. 1up5dn

    1up5dn Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking it's your network location or a bum antenna on yours. My S3 has been equally good if not better than any of my previous (Motorola) smartphones. Never dropped a call yet. I thought I did one time, but it was the guy on the other end accidentally hanging up.

    Maybe request a new SIM card as a first step.
     
  11. Power2g

    Power2g Newbie

    Same here drop calls more than I like. Never had that issue with HTC. Anytime the phone switches from 4G to 3G the call drops. VZW is investigating.
     
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I dropped one call ever on the S3. When I looked at the phone it transpired that it had actually rebooted... Due to ME undervolting a CPU frequency too much.

    I certainly wouldn't call the radio "Garbage". Its as good if not better than my desire.
     
  13. carlsjr

    carlsjr Lurker

    i just got my SIII that replaced my SI and the amount of dropped calls is ridiculous. my commute is 35 miles pretty much a straight shot and my SI never dropped a call. Today my new SIII droped my phone call to my wife 5 times. the signal would drop to no bars and i would get a circle with a line through it saying no signal. im thinking it has to do with 4G, my old phone was 3g and edge. my carrier is tmobile.
     
  14. racefan25

    racefan25 Member

    My SIII had no signal or no service more times that not any more. My HTC bolt never has a no service in 2 years of use and I get it about 5 times a day with my S III. Standing in one place I will have no service when I try to make a call then 3 bars and back to no service with out even moving in any direction. Phone worked great the first few weeks in my house now I have no service or 1 bar at best now and takes forever to get a phone call to go out. Takes maybe 3 minutes to get it to dial the numbers sometimes at the house now. Really dissapointed in the cell service with verizon and this phone. :(
     
  15. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER CHANGED FROM AF ADDICT MIKESTONY

    My coworked finally had to get rid of his S3 and switch to the RAZR MAXX because of the unacceptable level of dropped calls. Now he never drops them. I personally think it was a phone problem, based on the fact that my Galaxy Nexus never drops a call in the same general areas...
     
  16. Sandroidfan

    Sandroidfan Android Expert

    I guess it could be bad phone or SIM. I have dozen of friends with GS3 (both at&t, verizon) around me and none of them is having call issues like this thread.
    But I agree that Moto is safer bet on call quality than any makers. I got Razr HD mainly for 4G battery life and screen looking like Gnex, not the call quality reason. I didn't have any serious call issues with Gnex on verizon, but I can see why Moto is getting high remarks on that.
     

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