1. smoke skull's Avatar
    Anyone travel to poor cell service areas? How is reception?
    02-08-2019 08:34 PM
  2. westham7's Avatar
    My reception is damn good
    02-08-2019 08:50 PM
  3. bbgpsuser's Avatar
    Anyone travel to poor cell service areas? How is reception?
    ?? Seems like an obvious answer.
    02-08-2019 09:36 PM
  4. andytiedye's Avatar
    Not a strong point for my Note 8. My old verizon hotspot can pull an LTE signal in a lot of places where the note drops all the way to 1X.
    02-08-2019 09:38 PM
  5. kitmo's Avatar
    We live in an area that is notorious for horrible cell phone reception, and my Note 8 is exceptionally good in comparison to other phones I have had.
    02-08-2019 10:14 PM
  6. smoke skull's Avatar
    Hey thats good news. We spend the summer in an area thats pretty bad for cell service. Not sure if I want a Note 8 or 9 though.
    02-09-2019 10:25 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    It depends on the carrier (CDMA or GSM) and the exact spot. (A dead spot can be smaller than 12 inches in diameter, and an inch or two thick.) If the area has generally poor signal, it's probably because there aren't very many customers in that area, so the carrier isn't going to build out to improve the signal. Another carrier in the same spot might be very strong.
    02-09-2019 12:45 PM
  8. Climb14er's Avatar
    In rural Colorado and Northern New Mexico where the signal is less than stellar, the Note 8 does very well.
    02-09-2019 02:50 PM
  9. o. l. t.'s Avatar
    My iphone 8 plus gets noticeably better service than my note 8. Also, my fiancé iphone 7 plus generally has 2 bars when my note 8 drops out. She usually gets to surf the internet while we are waiting at a place that i can't get service. I've tried rebooting to catch another tower to no avail. I had a similar experience with my note 7's. She has used the 7+ for 2 years and the only time I've been able to have service when she does is with my iphone 8 plus. They have different antenna and I'd have to give it to the iphone in low signal areas. There's nothing poor about the note 8 signal, just not as good.
    02-09-2019 03:29 PM
  10. smoke skull's Avatar
    Ya I wonder what it is about iphones that they have better signal strength?
    02-09-2019 06:43 PM
  11. UState's Avatar
    I travel weekly for work. Most the time my Note 8 is solid and reliable.

    But there are times in rural areas that I'll drop calls and be without signal for a while.

    My work phone is a S8 and I'll still be able to make phone calls with it while the Note will not connect.

    Overall I have better signal with the S8. But they are both solid.

    I've been in areas that my coworkers are surprised I have reception at all on either phone.
    02-11-2019 07:18 AM
  12. o4liberty's Avatar
    Best device to date for me in poor areas.
    02-12-2019 06:29 PM

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