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    Default Aluminum Bumper= Better Signal?

    Long story short, I grew tired of my bulky Otterbox and ordered an aluminum bumper from Amazon. I was a little hesitant after reading about the signal issues with metal cases.. I have ran several trials since receiving the bumper, and regardless of where I am in relation to a tower, the signal (dbm) is always lower (better) with the case on.. Have I found an anomaly, or is everything I've read about dbm's wrong?
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    Default Re: Aluminum Bumper= Better Signal?

    The antennae in the GS3 are in the back of the phone, not the sides, so if the aluminum is only around the edges of the phone I wouldn't expect it to have much effect on the signal.
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