1. quelquehomme's Avatar
    I'm hoping this isn't just a fluke or some fringe side benefit of joining Project Fi, but Wi-Fi on my 6 with the 45R baseband from the April update has been incredible. There's a weak and underpowered Wi-Fi set up in one of the departments in our store that my 6 never could connect to before. In fact, 75% of the time every phone that goes up against it (Samsungs, iPhones, a new 6P I just got today--whatever) fails at obtaining an IP address. After the April update, my 6 not only connects to it quickly; it also claims its signal strength is "Excellent" (which is either just a boldfaced lie or some rudeboy bragging).

    Anybody else seeing improved performance?
    04-14-2017 10:31 AM
  2. burrs87's Avatar
    Im still on March but wondering if its just better on wifi or are you seeing better cell reception too?
    04-18-2017 11:29 AM
  3. quelquehomme's Avatar
    Im still on March but wondering if its just better on wifi or are you seeing better cell reception too?
    That I couldn't tell you. I've never really paid attention to that because I've always gotten strong T-Mobile signals most everywhere, and now on Fi I get strong Sprint signals, too. I'll see if I can get any cell signal at all in my dungeon of a classroom tomorrow. That's always been an "Emergency calls only" black hole for both Tmo and Sprint.

    EDIT: Well, I still can't say for sure the cell radio is any better. I had a weak LTE signal (-115 to -120s) as I walked the length of the building's basement, and that died as soon as I got to the instructor's station in my Mac lab. I was able to get various 3G and 2G signals from Sprint, so the phone never lapsed to "Emergency calls only" before I switched to airplane mode/Wi-Fi calling. But since the Sprint signal kept bouncing around among EHRDP, EVDO and 1xRTT, that may have only been a matter of time.
    04-18-2017 02:29 PM

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