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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ociopia, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. ociopia

    ociopia Newbie
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    I love my Note. I love everything about it. But I can't get decent AT&T reception. I have wifi in my house which is great for the data, but I can't talk on the phone. No bars.

    So I have ordered a used AT&T cell tower for my home to give me phone reception.

    But what do I do about on the road?

    It is so frustrating. I have spent $675 for the note, $95 for a two year mechanical and accidental warranty (which I haven't even had time to activate as it just came), now $120 on ebay for a tower. I have had this for maybe 10 days?

    Now I'm wondering about a MIFI type of device to carry with me. But I don't know if that would give me phone reception or even wifi reception in bad AT&T areas.

    That leads me to think I now need to buy a Garmin as the phone loses reception so much.

    Grrrrrrr. Of course the practical thing is to sell the Note on ebay with all the "accoutrements," and buy a Verizon phone, like the Nexus. I've even considered turning the Note into a tablet, selling the tower and getting a Nexus as it is a "free wifi device." Right? But jeez, is the Note worth all that?

    Any suggestions or ideas?

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  2. touringhaggis

    touringhaggis Android Enthusiast

    Just browsing the forum before posting my own question. Came upon this one and thought I would toss in my two cents...

    My Note has better (read, much better) reception than my previous phone which I thought had really good reception. So, I am guessing that either the US spec phones are wildly different from the German market phones or AT&T is having a problem or (and this is my favourate) that the cell antenna on your phone is broken. I am going to assume that you have not had the same problem with other phones. Perhaps you should try to get a replacement.

    Hope this helps...


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The Samsung Galaxy Note release date was January 2012. Features and Specs include a 5.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Snapdragon S3 processor, and 2500mAh battery.

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