1. sqa4life's Avatar
    The title said it all.
    Are you having the same issue?
    Looking for the instructions to flash to at&t firmware but haven't found one for the note 10 yet.

    I normally get at least 3 bars on at&t note 9.
    08-30-2019 05:12 AM
  2. Joshua_Muldoon's Avatar
    Is it that you are noticing fewer bars on the phone? If that's it, I wouldn't trust it. Carriers always lie with the number of bars at the top of the screen, they mean nothing. What I'd recommend would be to download CellMapper on both phones and see the dBm signal on each in the same exact spot at the exact same time. If they are both at or around -123dBm at the time, then signal isn't any worse, it's just the ATT firmware showing more bars for a weaker signal. TMobile does the exact same thing
    08-30-2019 11:01 AM
  3. Lobwedgephil's Avatar
    I have no issues with my unlocked model on At&t. Seems the same as my S10+ was.
    bhatech likes this.
    08-30-2019 11:10 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    The title said it all.
    Are you having the same issue?
    Looking for the instructions to flash to at&t firmware but haven't found one for the note 10 yet.

    I normally get at least 3 bars on at&t note 9.
    Att on the unlocked note 10+ in my office at the shop is between 0 to 1 bar , tmobile no issue.


    You want to flash the carrier version
    Go to sammobile download for carrier latest version , download Odin 3.13.1 prince comsey.
    08-30-2019 11:45 AM
  5. totaled's Avatar
    No issues with my unlocked Note 10+ on AT&T.
    bhatech likes this.
    08-30-2019 02:56 PM
  6. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    No issues with AT&T on my unlocked Note 10+.
    08-30-2019 04:34 PM
  7. Almeuit's Avatar
    Are you looking at bars or -dBm strength? Looking at bars from one phone to another is usually pointless since each phone can calculate bars differently.
    08-30-2019 04:50 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    And here I was, this ---- close to buying an unlocked version.
    I think I would rather the no headache option, and simply purchase an AT&T variant.
    I mean if the deal is really good like the unlocked version why not, just flash the carriers firmware and done
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    08-30-2019 05:43 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    You're doing that thing again, making me spend money! STOP IT

    Haha...my lips are
    08-30-2019 05:49 PM
  10. Relletti's Avatar
    I'm always getting crappy connection with AT&T. My connection on my 10+ is terrible. The same on my note 8.
    08-30-2019 10:16 PM
  11. strikeIII's Avatar
    The title said it all.
    Are you having the same issue?
    Looking for the instructions to flash to at&t firmware but haven't found one for the note 10 yet.

    I normally get at least 3 bars on at&t note 9.
    Maybe try contacting AT&T to make sure your IMEI is fully provisioned on your account. Sometimes just swapping the SIM doesn't always fully activate your device.
    Serkle K likes this.
    08-30-2019 10:29 PM
  12. rushmore's Avatar
    Verizon N10+ seems same reception as my unlocked N9.
    08-30-2019 10:57 PM
  13. runfar262's Avatar
    I have to say that I've had only 1 or 2 bars since I've had the my unlocked Note 10+. But my calls are fine, my web browsing is speedy, and games don't seem glitchy. For the seven weeks I had the S10, it was the same. But performance was good. Sprint is truly bad in my area but I have a really old, cheap plan. So, I live with it.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    08-30-2019 11:29 PM
  14. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I have to say that I've had only 1 or 2 bars since I've had the my unlocked Note 10+. But my calls are fine, my web browsing is speedy, and games don't seem glitchy. For the seven weeks I had the S10, it was the same. But performance was good. Sprint is truly bad in my area but I have a really old, cheap plan. So, I live with it.

    did you use your previous sim to activate or was one in the package with the phone? I'm with Sprint and got the 10+ Unlocked too.
    08-31-2019 09:19 AM
  15. runfar262's Avatar
    did you use your previous sim to activate or was one in the package with the phone? I'm with Sprint and got the 10+ Unlocked too.
    In order to make the activation process as smooth as possible (and avoiding having to call Sprint), I just ordered the Sprint universal SIM kit right from their website. It's $2.99 and it got to me in 48 hrs. I popped it into my Note 10 and activation was totally smooth. Here is the link to the SIM kit: https://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/sho...dependent=true
    08-31-2019 12:34 PM
  16. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe try contacting AT&T to make sure your IMEI is fully provisioned on your account. Sometimes just swapping the SIM doesn't always fully activate your device.
    That's definitely worth a try ..
    strikeIII likes this.
    08-31-2019 12:36 PM
  17. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    In order to make the activation process as smooth as possible (and avoiding having to call Sprint), I just ordered the Sprint universal SIM kit right from their website. It's $2.99 and it got to me in 48 hrs. I popped it into my Note 10 and activation was totally smooth. Here is the link to the SIM kit: https://shop.sprint.com/mysprint/sho...dependent=true

    thanks. I ordered the same kit from Amazon and it will be here one day before my phone. does it let you keep your plan? I've had mine for a while and don't want to lose or change it because there are associated discounts I get.
    08-31-2019 12:48 PM
  18. runfar262's Avatar
    thanks. I ordered the same kit from Amazon and it will be here one day before my phone. does it let you keep your plan? I've had mine for a while and don't want to lose or change it because there are associated discounts I get.
    It was not a change of plan for me because I just did a phone swap and both the new and the old phone were totally paid for.
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    08-31-2019 01:14 PM
  19. Rukbat's Avatar
    The number of bars has nothing to do with anything, unless you're comparing them on the same phone. Not the same model phone, the exact same phone. If you get 2 bars here and 3 bars there, the signal is stronger there. But the bars aren't like 20db/bar, or anything like that. A phone could get 5 bars on a barely usable signal, while another phone of exactly the same model could be completely usable with a one bar signal on the same carrier.

    If the phone isn't working on a particular carrier, use an app like LTE Discovery to see what your 4G signal strength is. If it's less than ((a higher number than) about -103db, you're using the wrong carrier for where you are. Not all carriers cover all areas equally. (The worst thing to depend on is carrier maps. (I know a house that gets absolutely no measurable signal at all from Sprint, due to what's called the "knife edge effect" from the higher ground across the street, but Sprint's map shows solid coverage in that house. And it is - in the yard, on the front stops ... but not anywhere in the house [except for a tiny bit of reflected signal in one window pane in one window at the read of the house].)

    So measure the actual signal strength. If it's strong, and you still can't use the phone, that's the phone's fault (And a bad receiver or antenna is covered under warranty.) If AT&T just has weak signal where you are, they have weak signal - and there's nothing you can do about it. (There's a whole town around here that AT&T doesn't cover. Most of the people living there re on Lifeline, which AT&T isn't participating in, so they don't care. But Sprint covers the town pretty well.)

    The first thing in setting up for a cellphone is determining which carrier covers the areas you need covered. The best phone in the world, for free, with no charge for service, is totally useless if you have no coverage. Then you choose a phone that can be used on that carrier. Choosing the phone based on which carrier sells it can be throwing money down the drain.
    rabernet, Relletti and msm0511 like this.
    08-31-2019 01:53 PM
  20. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    It was not a change of plan for me because I just did a phone swap and both the new and the old phone were totally paid for.

    perfect. thanks. that's exactly what I'm doing. your help means a lot. many MANY thanks.
    runfar262 likes this.
    08-31-2019 03:48 PM
  21. sqa4life's Avatar
    I contacted at&t and updated the IMEI number, that didn't help.

    Anyone have to instructions to flash this phone to att firmware, please share. I Google search but came back too many results not related to the note 10. Thanks
    09-13-2019 02:48 PM
  22. Casey Cheung's Avatar
    Wow, and I thought my Verizon cell reception sucked when at home.
    09-13-2019 03:07 PM
  23. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    Wow, and I thought my Verizon cell reception sucked when at home.

    sprint here. I basically have none.
    09-13-2019 03:13 PM
  24. sqa4life's Avatar
    Wow, and I thought my Verizon cell reception sucked when at home.
    AT&T phone gets much stronger reception. Only problem with the factory unlocked phone. Well, lesson learned.
    09-13-2019 03:15 PM
  25. Larry Holbert's Avatar
    I have an unlocked 10 plus on At&t and my LTE connection is good.
    09-13-2019 03:17 PM

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