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I got the s3 a week ago through verizon. The phone seems to have horrible reception. I am wanting to go trade it in to get a better phone as I have heard of a lot of people have this same issue. My question is what would be a good choice of phone to go with. Was wondering about the htc one or the s4 would either of these get better service. BTW I drive through Wyoming twice a week.
- 09-26-2013, 12:17 AM #2
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- 09-26-2013, 01:13 AM #3
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Re: Bad reception
Motorola seems to have some of the most solid radios, so you may want to try one of their current line - Moto X, or the DROID Maxx. If you can't swing one of their newer phones something like a DROID RAZR Maxx would be a good choice.
Edit: BTW, it would be pointless to get the S4 - it's just another Samsung phone, so you'd experience similar reception.
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- 10-03-2013, 07:30 PM #4
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Re: Bad reception
I agree with what is mentioned above. I would think that cell service is spotty at best in some parts of Wyoming. (I live in the Northwest as well, Idaho) and often drive that way. I find that I'm lucky to have cell service in many places they say we should. Some if it too comes from having an all digital device these days. Back in the days of analog (dual or tri band phones) you could get signal in areas that now you can't with an all digital device. It may not be the phone or radio that is bad but the way that we use our devices, in that they are more entertainment devices first and phones second. Often we forget to look at how they will operate as a phone when we truly need them to... Like driving through the middle of Wyoming.
I wish you luck! But my guess is it may not be the phone but the network coverage.
Edit: for what it's worth I have not had any issues with my cell signal except where there is no service but it is as reliable as I need it to be. Also I disagree with above that trying the S4 would be pointless as often there are different radios in newer phones, just because it is a Samsung doesn't necessarily mean you will have the same issues as before, also could be the S3 you have if it's not the network, maybe just a bad radio in that phone itself. I often find that I have the same signal as my relatives who all have Motos or iPhones, doesn't seem to make a difference we all get the same coverage on the same network (all on VZW).
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