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Re: Poor wifi signal reception?
I'm a former BlackBerry user (without a wifi option). My Droid Charge also has poor wifi reception. My wife has the Samsung Thunderbolt with great reception. She also has a Samsung Tab (7-inch) also with good reception. She routinely gets 17+Gbps on wifi, besting her 4g speeds by a mile. My Charge (also Samsung) barely makes it to 900 Mbps. Consequently, I leave it on 4G, which is much faster than Wifi on the Charge..
Incidentally, my old Palm TX (I was a Palm loyalist for many, many years) still gets great wifi reception in the house. The only thing that does not is my Charge.
Any ideas? Is this a Charge-specific issue or an issue with my phone? Am I missing a setting? I am otherwise very happy with my Charge (and learning to type without a keyboard).
I have Comcast Internet (very, very fast) and Verizon Wireless mobile devices.
Incidentally, when I made the decision (in 2008) to go with a smartphone, I went to the Verizon store to get a Treo755p (if my memory is correct) but Palm had stopped shipping them and the only option I had in Palm was the toy Centro or a windows Palm phone (and there was no way I was doing windows). I ended up with a BlackBerry. I'm sorry HP scuttled webOS. I was planning to get a pre 3 and to rejoin the HP/Palm family this fall, but we know how that story turns out. I am STILL blown away by HP's decision, after investing so much into webOS. With webOS dead, I got the Charge. The Android devices are so out in front of BlackBerry that it made no sense to get yet another 3G BlackBerry w/ a lousy browser.
I know this is off topic and I am rambling, but the one thing that BlackBerry did well was corporate email. However, I've discovered that my Charge is actually BETTER than my old BlackBerry in synchronizing with exchange email. My BB went only one way; changes on the phone were reflected on my work PC, but not vice versa. With the Charge, it is two-way and the sync is almost simultaneous. It is an awesome email device.
Thanks for any insight you may have into my wifi problem.