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  1. Girevik

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    I took my kids to a baseball game yesterday. As we were walking to the stadium, I was sending texts, but once I got inside I had nothing. I couldn't use 3G, make a call, or send a text. In fact, my SMODA widget indicated that 3G was turned off. I would have attributed it to an overloaded network due to all the people in the stadium but my son has an AT&T phone and he was able to text so I thought maybe the stadium was partially blocking the signal and for some reason I wansn't picking it up.

    But then after the game they had fireworks, and all of a sudden durning those I started getting texts. A lot of folks left before the fireworks, so that give creedence othe overloaded network theory, but why was my son able to text but not me. He doesn't have a smart phone.....could that have something to do with it?
     

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    it definitely was the stadium and it being crowded, i know when i go to alabama games i get very low service all day. but when i go and theres not a game, service is fine.

    but its probably because smartphones dont get service as well as older phones, and then it could also be your modem. youre probably not on a rom or anything, but if you happen to be you can switch up modems and maybe find one that gets better signal for you.
     
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    Yeah it probably was the overloaded AT&T server due to that fact that you were in a crowded place. Usually I just power my phone off and on again a few times to see if that helps and it usually does.
     
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    Keep in mind, too that SMS test is not sent over 3G or WiFi data bands. It's a subset of the GSM carrier, so if you have a cell signal, you should also have texts. However, smartphones may not have the same antenna strength as other phones due to all the things we ask them to do.
     
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    I did restart my phone several times, and that didn't help. It just seemed really strage that I couldn't send a text to save my life, but my son wasn't having any problem at all.
     

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