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    Hi all -- quick question. My home internet has been out the last couple of days, so I have been forced to use the cellular network for data. Unfortunately, my home is in something of a dead spot and I usually get 1-2 bars when I have the phone on 4g/LTE. I installed the LTE On/Off app and tried switching to 3g. This was not very helpful. My signal was still extraordinarily weak and my battery drained much faster than normal. Finally, I used the LTE On/Off app to use only CDMA (1x) and the signal (and battery life) was MUCH better. To experiment, I switched between 4g/LTE and 1x during my train ride this morning and my signal was much better on 1x. I would usually be between -60 and -85 on CDMA and between -85 and -110 on LTE.

    Seeing as how the 3g, 4g, and LTE technology is so much newer than CDMA, why is reception so much better on CDMA?
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    4G = LTE on Verizon. I'm sure this has to do with the frequencies and equipment on the towers. I don't know enough about the different technologies and their requirements to give a good answer though. Hopefully someone with a better understanding of how it works can give some input.
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    Cool, thanks for your reply. Hopefully someone can answer my question!

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