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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    My S3 advises that is on extended network, but I do not believe that it is actually working to boost signal at all in 4G. Im looking at 110dbm in 4G and when in 3G it was 56dbm. My other family members phones in 3G have 5Bars +. I spoke with Verizon as well. They said this extender supports 3G but couldn't explain why such a low signal. That tends to make one believe it only recognizes my phone as being connected.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnyh View Post
    My S3 advises that is on extended network, but I do not believe that it is actually working to boost signal at all in 4G. Im looking at 110dbm in 4G and when in 3G it was 56dbm. My other family members phones in 3G have 5Bars +. I spoke with Verizon as well. They said this extender supports 3G but couldn't explain why such a low signal. That tends to make one believe it only recognizes my phone as being connected.
    The network extender does not work on 4G it doesn't have the band in it that Verizon is using for 4G. I have a network extender to but sorry guys it want work. I did hear one time that Verizon was working on one for the 4G radio's.

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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    Although my device is 4g, the NE WAS working. up until today. It would revert to 3g data. Just starting today is when the device showed 4G and 2 bars. ALSO dialing #48 it states: you are under network extender coverage. So, it can work with the 4g but always reverted to 3g. but, like I said, today, not reverting to the 3g and full bars, but staying on 4g and 2 bars and still saying I am under Network Extender coverage.

    UPDATE: As I make a call I hear the sound noting I am on NE. Also, watching the NE the WAN light does blink as the call connects and I talk. So, apparently the NE is working for calls. BUT, alas, phone still shows 4GLTE and only 2 bars.
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    UPDATE: Network Extender working great for phone coverage. Also, using 4G for data. Although phone still shows 2 bars, I have verified the NE is working for calls/sms. Just thought I'd update ya all. So, conclusion it is capable of working with 4G devices. No dropped calls, etc.
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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    Yes, I have been let out of my contract twice by Verizon for exactly that. Having said that I could see them cutting you a deal on a NE. Best $$ I've ever spent on anything cell phone related....it's reliable.
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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    not to thread jack but i have one for sale if anyone is interested.(pm plz)
    i can confirm from my previous use that the network extender is only for 3g voice/data this is not a 4g signal booster.
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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    True is does not boost 4G, BUT it does still work making calls. The NE is just for calling and sms purposes not used for data. That is why it will not work for 4G data.
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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    The Network Extender, reagarless of what model you may have does not support 4g and can not support 4g. Even though if you test the S3 with #48 and system advises "You are on extended network", yoor are not. The extender only recognizes your device as an approved device. It will not boost your signal ect, unless phone is forced into 3G. This per the VZW Network Support Team. My other lines are BB and they are pegged for signal ect. My S3 barely has one bar. If it wasn't for my wifi, I would of returned phone. I am still having issues as wel with tex messagin, which I posted in a seperate thread


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    Quote Originally Posted by psf57 View Post
    Network extender was working great, up til today?! Phone (Samsung Galaxy S3) is showing 4G and 2 bars. So, check extender, all blue lights, no problem. dial #48 get the You are on the Network extender coverage. So, start making calls to make sure "you can hear me now" no problems. Then in the middle of the car I check and 3g and full bars. Hang up, back to 4g and 2 bars. Can get on internet, text, etc. no problem. Called Verizon, stumped Network Extender should cancel out 4G as it's not compatible. So, take a drive to get out of NE coverage. 4G 2 bars. back home, wait about 7 minutes, #48, yep on network extender coverage, still showing 4g but now average 2-3 bars.

    Anyone else have this problem? The Rep at the verizon local corp store said they are turning on 4G and seeing how everything goes around the area. Not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.
    I also have the network extender. I've lived in the same house for 18 years and had Verizon since it was Celluar One and ever since they turned on 4G in our area (which is on both sides of where I live, but not where I live) I've been dropping calls. I've switched to several different phones thinking that might be the problem, but they all dropped calls.

    Anyway, I got the S3 on drop day, broght it home, fell in love and then the calls started dropping. I kept the phone for a few days and then returned and went back to me Razr as it hadn't dropped calls as long as I sit upright on the edge of my couch when talking. A rep at Verizon told me one day the next week that the "Updated" sticker on the boxes of S3's after drop day meant that they had updated the radio and I should try again so back I went and bought another at full price again. Got it home and no luck. Took it back to the store, and went back to my RAZR and in the process got banned from a local store for returning my phone too often... (Remember I paid full price for these things and the $35.00 restocking fee each time) anyway got back home call Verizon in a rage over being banned from said store, got pushed to upper management who actually listened to me for once. All I want is a phone that will make and receive calls at ALL times, everything else the phone does is just icing on the cake if the damn thing works.

    Very long story short (trust me, this is the short version) the rep sent me a network extender free of charge. Got the thing in the mail 1 day shipping and hooked it up and dialed the #48 or *48 which ever it is and got the message that I was connected. That was on Monday, Labor Day. Everything was fine, got used to the beeps when dialing and everyone said I sounded better until Thursday.

    I missed 5 calls that I know about becasue my friends texted me when I didn't answer, the calls went straight to voice mail, but I received no notification on my phone, the Razr, that I had missed the calls. I'm laid off right now and waiting for the call to go back to work, so needless to say I'm very cheesed off right now. I've unplugged the extender and so far I haven't missed any calls today, but I also haven't been able to sit down while talking on the phone either.

    I don't know if my rant will help anyone, but, Yes, my network extender flaked out yesterday too. Since it was free I really can't complain to Verizon about it not working I suppose, and at this point I really don't think they care anymore.

    Oh and one more thing, in a late night, no voice of reason around decision, I purchased the LG Intuition. I know don't laugh... anyway, got the phone today and it's already back in its box, ready to go back to Verizon. I thought that since it was bigger it would work better... not... I'll stop now and let y'all get back on topic. Tomorrow I'm going to go back and get an S3 and try it once again, but this time with my extender and see what happens...

    Cheers!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lherch View Post
    I also have the network extender. I've lived in the same house for 18 years and had Verizon since it was Celluar One and ever since they turned on 4G in our area (which is on both sides of where I live, but not where I live) I've been dropping calls. I've switched to several different phones thinking that might be the problem, but they all dropped calls.

    Anyway, I got the S3 on drop day, broght it home, fell in love and then the calls started dropping. I kept the phone for a few days and then returned and went back to me Razr as it hadn't dropped calls as long as I sit upright on the edge of my couch when talking. A rep at Verizon told me one day the next week that the "Updated" sticker on the boxes of S3's after drop day meant that they had updated the radio and I should try again so back I went and bought another at full price again. Got it home and no luck. Took it back to the store, and went back to my RAZR and in the process got banned from a local store for returning my phone too often... (Remember I paid full price for these things and the $35.00 restocking fee each time) anyway got back home call Verizon in a rage over being banned from said store, got pushed to upper management who actually listened to me for once. All I want is a phone that will make and receive calls at ALL times, everything else the phone does is just icing on the cake if the damn thing works.

    Very long story short (trust me, this is the short version) the rep sent me a network extender free of charge. Got the thing in the mail 1 day shipping and hooked it up and dialed the #48 or *48 which ever it is and got the message that I was connected. That was on Monday, Labor Day. Everything was fine, got used to the beeps when dialing and everyone said I sounded better until Thursday.

    I missed 5 calls that I know about becasue my friends texted me when I didn't answer, the calls went straight to voice mail, but I received no notification on my phone, the Razr, that I had missed the calls. I'm laid off right now and waiting for the call to go back to work, so needless to say I'm very cheesed off right now. I've unplugged the extender and so far I haven't missed any calls today, but I also haven't been able to sit down while talking on the phone either.

    I don't know if my rant will help anyone, but, Yes, my network extender flaked out yesterday too. Since it was free I really can't complain to Verizon about it not working I suppose, and at this point I really don't think they care anymore.

    Oh and one more thing, in a late night, no voice of reason around decision, I purchased the LG Intuition. I know don't laugh... anyway, got the phone today and it's already back in its box, ready to go back to Verizon. I thought that since it was bigger it would work better... not... I'll stop now and let y'all get back on topic. Tomorrow I'm going to go back and get an S3 and try it once again, but this time with my extender and see what happens...

    Cheers!!!
    wow! you have gone through a lot of new phones! are you back to your razr now?

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    Yes I'm back to my Razr, but I really want to get another S3 and try it with the network extender.
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    Default Re: Does your S3 work with Verizon Network Extender?

    voice calls go out on 1x, period. it doesnt matter what your phone shows, when you make a call, it is 1x. if you have 1 bar of 4g, that is just because the phone is trying to grab a weak 4g signal, which is what it is programmed to do. look for 4g, none, look for 3g, none, look for 1x. when you dial the call, it switches to 1x to make the call. that is why all the new 4g phones can "talk and surf" at same time. voice is 1x radio, data is 4g. if you dont have 4g you cant do this (with a few exceptions). if you hear the beeps, you are routing a call via 1x to the femtocell then ip out of the femtocell.
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    I got the S3 to work with my Verizon Network Extender with the phone info app. Thanks for the hint! I used CDMA prl (not auto) and I have 5 bars.
    Switching to the S3 has been time consuming. Getting my email to work (roadrunner) was a struggle and syncing the phone with Mac was a learning curve. By the way,
    SyncMate works to sync my calendar and contacts with Mac. Those 2 items are free in the program.
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    Where is Bangladesh.
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    I just got my network extender yesterday. It works wonderfully. I could not complete a call at all 2 days ago. Made about 15 calls yesterday and not one problem whatsoever.
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    Given this original post is more than 6 months old, I've determined that reference to the android app "Phone Info" is no longer accurate. Apparently someone has created the same named applicaiton and it does not provide the ability to switch a S3 to CDMA.

    Does anyone know of other android software that might allow me to take the S3 and setup to only use CDMA (isn't that what the network extender is using?)

    Thanks.
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    Just a small comment on the NE and 4G phones. We recently switched hardware from old 3G to new 4G phones. Although #48 indicated that the new phones were on the NE, the signal strength bars were 1 bar, versus 4 with the old hardware. Puzzled. Finally discovered that our 4G phone, unlike the old 3G ones, uses the signal strength bars on the home page to display the 4G signal strength, NOT the 1X strength which is what carries the voice signal and is amplified by the NE. Buried way down in the pages (Settings/About phone/Status/Network Type) was a signal strength meter for the 1X signal separately, and it shows 4 bars. So the NE was working all along for the new phones, but that's not the strength displayed on the home page meter.
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    Old thread, but I've had the Network Extender for more than 2 years now, pretty familiar with it. Outside, my phone uses 4G. Inside my house it would use 3G since the 3G from the extender is much stronger than the 4G/LTE in the air *smile* (that's why I have the Network Extender in the first place, crappy cell and data signals). You don't have to switch your phone to 3G, it will just use it because it's stronger than 4G in your house due to using the Network Extender. Actually, I use WiFi in my house, so whether the phone uses 3G or 4G in my house is irrelevant, your phone will use WiFi if available. But I've noticed that when the WiFi is down and the router is still up, that my phone does use 3G. If the router is down (and hence the Network Extender is down), my phone uses 4G in the house. Weakly, but there's just barely enough 4G for it to use *smile*.

    Sounds complicated...it would be better if the Network Extender had 4G/LTE, but it doesn't, so the picture is a little confusing. But it's just like being in an area that has 3G, but not 4G/LTE, your phone will just use 3G and be happy.
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    How did you get this to work? I have an existing Verizon Range Extender that I know works well with my other phone. I have a new S3, rooted the phone, and downloaded the "phone info" app. How do you switch this thing to cdma auto prl? I don't see an option in the phone info app anywhere.
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    Welcome to the forums!
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    How do you switch this thing to cdma auto prl?
    Try using Advanced Signal Status http://market.android.com/details?id=com.cc.signalinfo - when it's open, scroll to the bottom and select 'Additional Info', then select 'Device information', then scroll down to the drop-down list and select it, then choose whichever setting you prefer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSDer View Post
    Welcome to the forums!Try using Advanced Signal Status http://market.android.com/details?id=com.cc.signalinfo - when it's open, scroll to the bottom and select 'Additional Info', then select 'Device information', then scroll down to the drop-down list and select it, then choose whichever setting you prefer.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    This looks a lot like the old "phone info" app...do you know if it works with Android 4.4.2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDoh View Post
    This looks a lot like the old "phone info" app...do you know if it works with Android 4.4.2?
    Sorry, don't know. No use for it on my Nexus 7 (2013 - Wi-Fi) and I haven't come across an update for the 4.3 firmware (minus Knox bootloader) that I'm using on my Verizon S3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ss433 View Post
    Just a small comment on the NE and 4G phones. We recently switched hardware from old 3G to new 4G phones. Although #48 indicated that the new phones were on the NE, the signal strength bars were 1 bar, versus 4 with the old hardware. Puzzled. Finally discovered that our 4G phone, unlike the old 3G ones, uses the signal strength bars on the home page to display the 4G signal strength, NOT the 1X strength which is what carries the voice signal and is amplified by the NE. Buried way down in the pages (Settings/About phone/Status/Network Type) was a signal strength meter for the 1X signal separately, and it shows 4 bars. So the NE was working all along for the new phones, but that's not the strength displayed on the home page meter.
    I discovered that little oddity about the signal meter too. I use an app called SignalCheck which gives you graphs and the actual dBm ratings. In fact, it will put the ratings for both LTE and 1XRTT on the top left corner of the screen. It can also measure WiFi signal strength. When I'm on Network Extender coverage, it says so on the screen and there's a little symbol near the bar graph signal meter.

    We got a network extender about a year ago because we were having trouble making calls in our house. I recently disconnected it and tried making calls and discovered the situation has improved, but there are still some areas of the house that get poor signal, a problem the extender helps alleviate. We only use it to make make and receive calls so how it handles data doesn't really matter since we use WiFi at home for that since we have a limited data plan and don't want to go into overage. I use WiFi wherever I can to save on data.

    We were able to get a discount on our extender because we had signal strength issues both inside and outside at the time. After multiple calls and being elevated to high tech support, they agreed to sell us one at $100 off. However, they were out of stock on them so I was out of luck. I kept checking the web site and a month or two later, they were available again, so I called back and they sold me one at the promised discount. The lady who answered the phone told me when they get them in, the sell out pretty quick.

    Our network extender works with our S3s, but the only thing that bothers me about it is any Verizon customer in the area can use it. ATT's version of this product can restrict users to only those the subscriber wants other than 911 calls. I can tell when it's routing a call by the way one of the lights blinks, and I only see it blink that way when one of us is on the phone, so there probably aren't any Verizon subscribers close to my home. ATT is the more popular carrier in my area.

    Just my 2 cents.
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