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Call quality - can only hear every 3rd or 4th word
We have a Samsung Galaxy s3s - my husband and I both purchased them at the very same time and we have the very same provider (Verizon) His phone works fine - his call quality in our house is fine. Mine, however, is absolute crap.
When I make a call from inside my house, I can usually only hear about every 4th or 5th word from the other person, and that's about all they can hear from me as well. Occasionally, if I go to a certain spot in the house it might improve, however I can't count on it, and that spot is our bedroom (we work opposite hours, so usually he's sleeping when I'd need to make a phone call, so that's often not an option).
The phone has always been bad (yes,I've been putting up with it for a year and a half. Until recently, I never had to make phone calls from home, now I have to drive into town to make calls)
The signal strength on mine reads -109dBm 31 asu
and his -114 dBm 28 asu
We live in kind of a dead zone in the area (go half a mile in any direction and it's better ... this actually shows up on every coverage map of every provider). However, even with these horrible signals, HIS phone sounds fine (can hear every word), whereas mine still lets me hear occasional words (and the person I'm talking to can't get all of mine, either).
I'm dying to get a new phone - the battery on mine doesn't last more than 3 hours anymore and I can't mount an SD card in it, but I'm not eligible for another 6 months, so I have to suffer this one out for a while. Any ideas on what's going on with the call quality? Again, same phone, same provider...totally different results - do I just have a lemon of a phone?