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    Quote Originally Posted by uberterrific View Post
    I absolutely love this phone, as it really rocks. I am however having an issue with the poor radio signal strength versus other cell phones. It seems I am constantly roaming, but my wife's i-phone will have 3-4 bars right beside me. This is not good, as it seems that lately ALL Samsung radios suck, just as they did with the Epic 4g Touch (GS II) & they still have not fixed the problem. If it doesn't work better soon, Sprint can have all of thier new crap phones back & I'll jump ship, as I hear the Evo 4g LTE also has the same problem. All that $$ for a smartphone, that can't hardly even make a call LMAO!
    I'm a EVO LTE owner and do not have any radio issues nor do many that frequent this site. Sorry about your luck, but Samsung's are notorious for poor radios, you should have done some research prior to purchasing the SIII.
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    I just returned a GS III because the radio was very weak and I live in a marginal cell area. Also wifi was also weak and flaky - dropping signal periodically. I got an EVO LTE and am very happy with. Both cell and wifi are excellent, far superior to GSIII.
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    Guys, for those of you with radio issues, update your PRL and profile. I did that after noticing I only had 1 to 2 bars in my apartment when I normally get 3-4 bars. After updating, I get a consistent 4-5 bars down and 2+mbps data where I live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngmasterj View Post
    Guys, for those of you with radio issues, update your PRL and profile. I did that after noticing I only had 1 to 2 bars in my apartment when I normally get 3-4 bars. After updating, I get a consistent 4-5 bars down and 2+mbps data where I live.
    Dude that is some sweet data for Sprint 3G, lucky you! Lol.

    I should be getting my GS3 tomorrow, so I will update you guys when I find out if the signal is better than my NS4G.
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    I've experienced some crazy stuff with my signal as well. I'll add a few screenshots as examples. Taken a minute apart from the exact same spot. So let's not say the EVO has no signal issues because there it is via one of the evos awesome features (screenshots).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zatoich1 View Post
    I just returned a GS III because the radio was very weak and I live in a marginal cell area. Also wifi was also weak and flaky - dropping signal periodically. I got an EVO LTE and am very happy with. Both cell and wifi are excellent, far superior to GSIII.
    Welcome and you will not be disappointed with your EVO LTE experience. Facts have proven HTC's Radios are far more superior than Samsung's craptastic radios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pteezay View Post
    Welcome and you will not be disappointed with your EVO LTE experience. Facts have proven HTC's Radios are far more superior than Samsung's craptastic radios.
    I guess it matters where you live. My cell signal has been solid all day and my wifi as well while at home.

    Edit: -screenshot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almeuit View Post
    I guess it matters where you live. My cell signal has been solid all day and my wifi as well while at home.

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    -screenshot

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    If you call those two bars in your screenshot solid, you should see what EVOLTE's are pulling down. Just cause it says 0% time with no signal is a false reading because that factors in roam time, but hey, to each its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pteezay View Post
    If you call those two bars in your screenshot solid, you should see what EVOLTE's are pulling down. But hey, to each its own.
    At my house its a little low but never cuts out. I can do anything your phone can at the moment.. Call anyone text. So I don't really care. As I said it doesn't have issues.. Depends on your area. When I'm more in town near work I stay at a solid 5

    :edit: I don't roam so no worries

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    No issues here. Actually better than the signal I got on my SII. and nexus lte
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    I dunno.. I think the folks that are posting in the S3 forums that the EVO LTE has superior radio's must be trolling. I had the EVO LTE and currently trying out the S3. I am actually surprised that the cell phone reception on the S3 is slightly better than the EVO LTE. For example, at my gym which is like an underground bunker, the EVO struggled to maintain signal and data connection. However, the S3 kept hanging on to the weak signal and I was able to send texts and surf the web. Nevertheless, I think the wifi on the EVO LTE is much stronger though.

    Anyway, for pure cdma reception, I would think the EVO LTE and S3 are a wash... maybe the S3 a tad bit better.
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    I'm out in town now grabbing some food at Ale House as you can see its better.

    To better explain why it was low earlier is due to our Jacksonville being so dang spread out I'm sorta in the "woods" as some would call it when I'm home and once in town more I'm good.

    All in all either phone can hold a signal. But I wouldn't doubt it for a minute if your area has worse signal coverage that a better radio from the EVO LTE would help people. But it doesn't mean that the s3 can't hold a signal



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    Mine works just as good as my evo 4g, data is faster on my s3 GPS rocks.
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    Soon these phones will be on LTE and the 3g radio will be a non issue. Then it will be interesting to see how the LTE radio performance is between the evo and s3

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    I think Dallas gets 4glte turned on on the 15 so I will see then
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsutigers View Post
    Dude, thats not normal, have them swap your EVO out for another one, or try the SGS3. They are both great phones, but from my experience, the EVO's radios were much better than my fiancee's SGS3, almost as good as the Photons. The best thing to do is to look at signal strength under settings and not bars, every phone manufacturer measures and displays bars differently, it's all about the dBm's.

    how do i check this and what dBm numbers/percentage would be considered good? thanks
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    I have been watching this thread closely because I have been considering a S3 after recently returning a EVO LTE because of reception issues (I went back to my EVO 3D). I use my phone mostly at home, which is in a 'fringe' Sprint reception area -- meaning I usually have 1-bar; 2 max. I was missing calls with the EVO LTE, and text msgs wouldn't always send. This rarely happened with the 3D or the orig EVO before that. Sprint gave me an Airave a few years ago but I actually returned it last year because the EVOs worked great without it.

    Sprint already reset my upgrade eligibility after I returned the LTE, will they do it a second time if I get the S3 and it doesn't work out for whatever reason?
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    I don't see why not. You are given 14 days to try the phone. Doesn't hurt to try. I'm curious to see if the results turn out better for you. By the way, how the Verizon reception by you? Is it just as bad a sprint?
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos516x View Post
    I don't see why not. You are given 14 days to try the phone. Doesn't hurt to try. I'm curious to see if the results turn out better for you. By the way, how the Verizon reception by you? Is it just as bad a sprint?
    Verizon coverage is also spotty here as confirmed by friends who often visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MustangSVO View Post
    Yes, I had exactly the same problem.

    My family currently has a couple of iPhones and I'm coming from an og EVO, all of which don't have the signal strength issues my Galaxy S3 had. The S3 constantly roamed, and every time it did, there would be a nagging notification alerting me something was wrong. Sometimes it would come back to Sprint, but most of the time it would remain roaming. And to make matters, WIFI was incredibly bad as well. Forget about 802.11n, and 802.11g was half the strength of what it should have been.

    To make a long story short, the very next day, I had to return the Galaxy S3 and go back to the og EVO. I'm now looking to try again with another phone....
    Try the evi LTE

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    Well I live in GA and I tell you the radios truly suck. I got better service on my S2.

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    And another example. Same exact spot moments apart. I truly hope this can be fixed with a software update.

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    Dang guys I'm in Augusta Georgia and haven't ran into these problems yet and hope to not run into them..hope it gets better for you all with problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuffs50 View Post
    And another example. Same exact spot moments apart. I truly hope this can be fixed with a software update.

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    Its the network. I keep hearing these stories in different forums with both the GS3 and the EVO LTE. I have the GS3 and my phone works really good when I'm not at home. But when I am home my bars go up and down. My WiFi signal goes up and down as well. Then my phone goes into roaming when I have full bars on WiFi. My other phone the Photon is constantly dropping calls at home. It works good outside the house. I believe it is the Sprint network.
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