Has anyone noticed that this phone gets really bad signals for WiFi and cell service? My iPhone got service in a lot more places than this. If anyone knows why this is or if it is something I did then please explain. Need help before I switch carriers to get better signal even though I love this phone.
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- 03-15-2011, 11:54 PM #2
- 03-16-2011, 02:21 AM #3
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I had to return mine due to the fact I was only getting about half of the call I was suppose to be getting. I haven't decided which device I am going to go with, the service in my area isn't the best to start with. I have heard good reports about the Captivate so I may give that a try until something better comes out.
- 03-16-2011, 07:40 AM #4
- 03-16-2011, 09:30 AM #5
I've noticed it shows lower service (my iphone 4 would show 5 in most places where the inspire shows 3 or 4 bars), but I haven't had any issues with call quality or placing/receiving calls. If I'm only at 1 bar I may have issues, but it's the same areas where I had 1 bar with the iphone too. Overall it may be slightly weaker signal, but nothing alarming and I still have more success with placing calls and keeping them on/not dropping calls with the Inspire vs. the iphone.
- 03-16-2011, 10:40 AM #6
- 98 Posts
If this tells you anything...
- 03-16-2011, 02:03 PM #7
- 03-16-2011, 03:55 PM #8
- 03-16-2011, 04:04 PM #9
I used to have issues with my Torch where it wouldn't ring but the voice mail notification would go off. Drove me nuts. Haven't had an issue with my Inspire yet. Stronger reception in my apartment than my Torch ever got.
- 03-16-2011, 04:10 PM #10
The signal on my Inspire is very good from what I can tell with call quality, and data usage. I have learned from my iPhone 4 that signal bars are not a good indication of how good your cell signal really is..... as far as WiFi goes, the Inspire is far better than my iPhone 4. The iPhone 4 would drop my WiFi just about every hour at work, and a lot of the times it occurred when I kept it on standby for a period of time. The Inspire keeps the WiFi connection even if it's in standby for a while.......
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- 03-16-2011, 09:50 PM #11
- 03-17-2011, 07:45 AM #12
- 48 Posts
I had an atrix and iphone 4 on trial and owned an iphone 3gs for a long time before I finally ended up with the inspire.
My inspire gets just as good, if not better, bars of service than all the phones mentioned above.
My husband has the iphone 3gs still and his phone did not work last night in a restuarant and my inspire had service.
I have only had the inspire for a few days and have not noticed a problem so far.
- 03-19-2011, 05:33 PM #13
- 1 Posts
My Inspire is a little bit worse than the iPhone 3gs.
I just switched from the iPhone 3gs to the Inspire, and the WiFi and call signal are a little bit worse than my iPhone. The WiFi doesn't pick up signal from too far away. My iPhone would have WiFi connection almost all the way out of my driveway. The WiFi on my Inspire gets dropped right when I step out of the door. Also, I use to be able to make calls and send texts from a friends house with the iPhone, but with the Inspire, I am unable to do so. The message always comes back as and error to send the message. When I try to make a call at her house with my Inspire, nothing ever happened. My Inspire was showing the last bar of service too, so I would think that I'd be able to at least send a text. I've had the original iPhone, and the 3gs one, and they both sent texts from her house. It's not too big of a deal though, since I don't go to her house a lot, but it's weird that this new phone doesn't have as good as service.
- 03-20-2011, 07:36 PM #14
- 03-20-2011, 08:25 PM #15
I noticed poorer reception on the inspire than most others as well. It was my primary reason for returning it and the sales rep in the store told me That this wasnt the first time she heard it. It could be because the phones aluminum construction?