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  1. p zubal

    p zubal Newbie
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    My old moto x pure is dying so I tried a motog power.
    Battery life excellent as they said, but no signal at my house.
    The pure still gets some reception here but on the moto0g power nothing.
    I sent it back.
    Is ther a phone with a decent antenna?
    I have also tried a samsung note ten plus same problem with reception here.
    That is going back too.

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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    If you're getting no signal at all with two different devices. Thing is just about all phones have similar internal antennas and performance. You'll probably be better off seeing about WiFi calling or getting a femtocell(if your carrier offers them).
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  3. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    I agree with what @mikedt wrote, you'll probably be better off focusing on some solution to get better online access than trying to find a mobile device that can do what you're asking.
    A smartphone is by design meant to be compact and their internal antenna (or some that have multiple antennas) is just a short piece of wire (averaging about 3-4"). Their ability to pick up wireless signals is limited -- so with cellular they rely upon the strength of the signal emitted by the nearest cell tower and with WiFi by the strength of the signal emitted by your router.
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  4. Gerald_5

    Gerald_5 Lurker

    Be sure if you are using wi-fi in your home you are Not on 2.4ghz , it requires 5ghz. After that, you will not have dropped calls and clarity should be better.
  5. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Haven't encountered problems before using WiFi Calling on a 2.4GHz band WiFi network before, nor read that is a 'requirement'.
    I would instead suggest using whichever is providing the best signal strength. 5GHz band can provide faster bandwidth speeds but a 2.4GHz band signal can penetrate things like drywall better, and at longer coverage range. So depending on the situation, it's not an absolute that a 5GHz band WiFi network is always going to be the best option. If you're in the same room as your router, the 5GHz band signal will be better if you're in a separate room further away and a 2.4GHz band signal might be better. It's easy enough to just look at the little WiFi icon in the upper menubar and switch from one network to the other, or for a more comprehensive, more visual WiFi signal strength gauge, use something like this 'WiFi Analyzer (open-source)' app:

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