1. lifereinspired's Avatar

    Recently bought S3 and am in the process of switching to Sprint from Vzw. Currently both phones are active (although my Rezound still has Gingerbread as the ICS upgrade still hasn't dropped and I don't yet want to register my phone as rooted through HTC). I've been comparing the radio signals via settings (ie NOT using bars as the measure) in different location and I'm completely confused at some of the results.

    At home, I have good reception on both. The Rezound is pulling around -56 and the S3 -65. Not bad from all that I heard about potentially bad radio. But yesterday, I was in my drs office, and the Rez was pulling -65 and the S3 -104 and was freakin' roaming on data when I'm in a full, strongest area Sprint cell area. I also checked them at the hospital when I was there and had similar results although the S3 wasn't roaming at that point but the radio was still at -104...I had one bar and made a trial call to my DH and it was crystal clear...better than Vzw has ever been.

    So what the heck is going on? I understand that GB and ICS have some difference in measuring the radio strength but for the radio to nearly match at home, and drop by half only 1 mile from where I live and be roaming at 2 miles from where I live is craziness. What do you think is going on? Is this an S3 problem and Sprint problem or what? My DH's S3 is acting the same way so I'm confused and at a loss.

    Problem is, after only having it two days, we're both so in love with it that we can't imagine not having the S3!

    Any info, guidance, etc would be uber helpful. I have to decide in the next week whether to go with Sprint or stay with Vzw which I DON'T want to do and also do an AOL on my Vzw account.
    07-14-2012 06:04 PM
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    I also checked the area where it started roaming on data and there was FULL service for data in the area and no roaming area for miles around.
    07-15-2012 12:11 AM