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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by akashibar, May 19, 2011.

  1. akashibar

    akashibar Lurker
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    Does anyone have a signal drop on the galaxy s 2 with att?

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  2. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Greetings and Welcome to the Forum.

    You haven't given us much to go on. The definition of "signal drop" could be quite varied. If you mean you see the indicator displaying a low reading then yes, I've seen it on mine and it's meaningless as I still have great call quality and no dropped calls.

    Signal strength indicators (in general no matter the brand of phone) are just that. And indicator, not a gauge . They are not expected to be perfectly accurate and in fact in many cases I wish the manufacturers wouldn't even use them, since when they read low... people worry and you can't do anything about it anyway.

    For the most part you either have a signal or you don't. Yes the signal strength tends to vary a bit, but there are many phones that always show low readings while operating just fine.

    Mine is constantly low, as compared to my other Androids, and it's the best of them all.

    Cheers :)
  3. akashibar

    akashibar Lurker
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    i mean like on the top where the 3g or h+ is suppose to be displayed, it will just cut off and i wouldnt be able to make a call for like a min until it comes back on.
  4. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Android Expert

    ^^^ agreed with Aatos.1

    the only way to actually have a better idea of what your signal strength is, is to look in the settings and about phone area.

    thanks to Aatos.1, though. glad to hear i have nothing to worry about :)

    edit: sounds like it's just dropping the network all together...
  5. Aatos.1

    Aatos.1 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks for the additional info.

    Here's what seems to be happening.

    There will be periods of time on any network: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc where the system is simply overloaded.

    So many people have phones these days and the really STUPID people like me ...ha...ha...ha...ha.. have Several :eek:

    With that many on the system it causes overload pretty quickly, thus it can be very hard for the networks to handle all the cellular traffic. Therefore it's not your phone, or a sign that the carrier is not doing their job, but rather the simple matter of system overload.

    Every carrier I know of is working feverishly to build out their networks to handle all this extra traffic. So whenever you encounter something like not being able to make a call, remember that. It's especially prevalent in large major metropolitan cities.

    Samsung has one of the finest quality control systems in recent times.

    Yet that said, it's important to remember that like everything else, these are mass produced products and it is possible to get one that is defective. However I really seriously doubt there is anything wrong with your phone. What you are describing is classic network overload issues.

    If you had a bad phone it would have hissing, and popping, when you were able to make a call you would have a hard time hearing or understanding the person on the other end. Those are all signs of problems with the phone. You have none of those.

    So again I say enjoy your new phone, I'm sure you are going to be just fine.

    Cheers :)
  6. kyler13

    kyler13 Android Expert

    The ONLY time this happens to me is if I'm at a professional sporting event with upwards of or more than 100,000 people condensed in a small area using their phones. If it's happening frequently, it's not likely the network unless there's a problem...but it is AT&T, so who knows.

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