1. jp2304's Avatar
    We finally got the 3 SIII 32G we ordered last Tuesday. Since receiving them the only issue I have found is there appears to be some sort of RF/Reception Issue. At first I thought mine might be defective but all 3 appear to have the same issue. 2 of them have replaced EVO's and 1 was a new activation on our business account.
    The issues I have found are as follows:
    1. My phone either gets no signal or roams at my house where the EVO had 2 bars.
    2. SIII goes into roam or no signal where EVO and prior Sprint Phones didn't.
    3. We have a Sprint In-Building Repeater that when on gives full signal. When off we would get 1 bar. When I turned it off all 3 SIII's would have no signal.
    4. 1 of the SIII's was at the same location as a SII over the weekend. The SII had 2 bars but the SIII had no Service.
    5. I have also noticed the 3G Data is slower compared to the EVO I had for the last 2 years.

    If it was just 1 phone with this issue I would think it might be defective but not with all 3 of them?

    This has been the only negative I have seen with the phone.

    The Battery is better compared to the EVO. I now have enough memory with the 32g and don't have to delete things anymore.

    Overall I would say the SIII is a great phone as long as they come out with something to resolve the RF Issue I am finding.

    Anyone also seeing this issue on their SIII?
    07-09-2012 11:12 AM
  2. CarlGalgano's Avatar
    You might be better putting this into the Sprint SIII forum.
    07-09-2012 02:42 PM
  3. carracerz14's Avatar
    Good ole Samsung for you

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    07-09-2012 02:43 PM
  4. Techie103's Avatar
    Update your phone's PRL List. That option should be in Settings->System Update->Update PRL. I was getting 0-1 bar(s) in my house. After a quick PRL Update I am now getting 3-4 bars. For referrence PRL stands for Preferred Roaming List, because lets face it, Sprint COULD NOT completely cover the entire US, So your phone will referrence the Preferred Roaming List and connect to the best available roaming network / tower.
    07-15-2012 06:55 PM
  5. jaymzb0nd's Avatar
    Update your phone's PRL List. That option should be in Settings->System Update->Update PRL. I was getting 0-1 bar(s) in my house. After a quick PRL Update I am now getting 3-4 bars. For referrence PRL stands for Preferred Roaming List, because lets face it, Sprint COULD NOT completely cover the entire US, So your phone will referrence the Preferred Roaming List and connect to the best available roaming network / tower.

    Is there a similar thing for T Mobile? There isn't System Update within the Settings and I've been experiencing horrible service as well
    07-15-2012 08:56 PM
  6. RyDawgBoston's Avatar
    Its sprints network. I had them for 7 years and just left. I am now on at&t and have more bars and very fast 4g and lte at my house. On sprint I could never even connect to 3g. I waited it out, but couldn't pay for a service I couldn't get. I was tired of always trying to find wifi.
    07-16-2012 02:58 AM
  7. Techie103's Avatar
    Oh wow! I have no problems getting 3G now after updating my PRL list :\ I guess it really depends on your area.
    07-16-2012 11:00 PM
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