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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by slugger09, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member
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    That pic says it all. Here at home on my iPhone I get the same 3-4 bars, no problems, On the Galaxy S I get 3-4 bars but no service, If I try to make a call I get No Data Network.

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. stylelite

    stylelite Well-Known Member
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    Try turning the Wi-Fi off and see what happens
     
  3. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member
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    Made no difference, really crap signal. 1 bar is best I can manage. I tried another sim card from another network, O2 has full 3g reception around here, best I can get is 2 bars on this however it has service unlike my Orange sim
     
  4. stylelite

    stylelite Well-Known Member
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    Whats the widget called? I'll try it on mine and see what I get
     
  5. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member
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    Mobile signal widget, the free one
     
  6. stylelite

    stylelite Well-Known Member
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    No problem with it here. So your problem must be in the settings.

    Go to menu>settings>wireless and networks>mobile networks>network mode, in here you will have GSM/WCDMA auto, GSM only and WCDMA only.
    You need to select either GSM/WCDMA auto or GSM only.
    I have mine set on GSM only, only because the 3G is rubbish where I live and I don't want the phone to constantly search for a 3G signal.

    The other thing you can try is: menu>settings>wireless and networks>mobile networks>network operators, choose a completely different network, it will probably say not available or something like it. Use the back button to get back to your home screens then reboot your phone.
    What your trying to do is force the phone to find a better mast to lock onto.
    I'm on Orange to and a few months back the mast that I should be on had a degraded service, I was getting no service like you, couldn't send txt, it was just all over the place. but forcing the phone to a different mast helped.
     
  7. slugger09

    slugger09 Well-Known Member
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    After having the phone out and about today, signal was the same as my iPhone and in some cases better, must just be miss reporting or something at home
     
  8. stylelite

    stylelite Well-Known Member
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    The signal on mine is never as good at home as when I'm out and about.
     
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