Antenna - How strong is it?
the problem i have with most phones, including my current Pre, is the antenna is not even considered remotely decent. i have no service where a friend next to me using the same phone company will get service. i had to take back the EVO for the same reason, just bad reception. i use my phone for work and go through between 4k and 5k a month easily so reception is a major deal.
so how is it? can you make phone calls, say, in the back or middle of Wal-Mart for example.
- 09-03-2010, 01:09 AM #2
i live in DFW, a strong Sprint network. and i understand the part about depending on where you live but as i described i can have someone next to me using the sprint network and theirs will work fine.
i just hate spending this much money to only be in the same ballpark and i really hate returning phones.
- 09-03-2010, 10:26 AM #4
Re: Antenna - How strong is it?
I seem to get more bars on my pre than my epic, although the epic never seems to drop signal and the 3G is relatively fast.
I expected it to do a lot better than the pre though, so I'm not sure if there is something wrong with mine or if all of them are like this.
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- 09-03-2010, 10:27 AM #5
I never had reception issues with my past few smartphones (pre, moment, and epic). Before that I had issues with my PPC6700 and 6800, but those phones were nightmares.My mobile device timeline:
Misc electronic organizers -> Cassiopeia -> palm pilot III -> m100 -> Palm Pilot VII and Zire 21 -> Treo 90 -> Treo 650 -> PPC6700 -> Treo 755p -> PPC6800 -> Palm Pro -> Palm Pre -> Samsung moment -> Samsung Epic 4g -> HTC EVO Shift 4g-> Galaxy Nexus-> EVO LTE
- 09-05-2010, 05:16 PM #6
I am having severe reception issues. I think my Epic is a dud and i'm looking into returning it right now.
In my house:
Pre - Full bars.
Friend's EVO - Full bars.
Epic - blue "No" symbol, or 1 bar on roaming!!! Roaming?!?? wtf.
Sometimes i'll manage to get 1 bar on 3g. Called CS and they had me wipe everything, didn't work. Took it to a physical Sprint store and all they did was call CS who made them do the same thing.
Update: Returning my Epic, getting a new one in the mail - I clearly have a dud b/c I'm not even getting signal inside a sprint store where their demo model has 5 bars. Let you all know if it was a one-off or if i have some undiscovered lead in my body causing the signal loss :P
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- 09-05-2010, 05:47 PM #7
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I have excellent reception with the Epic and also the Evo for that matter, even inside the hospital where I work including the elevators and radiology departments where there is shielding (the signal there is lower but no dropped calls or missed messages).
I guess the only way to answer your question is, get the phone and try it out for yourself, if it doesn't work out you can return it within 30-days, no loss. I guess you had a defective copy of the Evo on your first run around. Good luck.
- 09-06-2010, 12:55 AM #8