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My Phone has no reception from a specific tower

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I have 2 separate cell phone accounts with AT&T, One phone, a Galaxy J7, is only used to forward my number to from the other phone, Galaxy S8+, when I am in the area I need reception in. I have changed sim cards and phones several times but I still don't get a strong enough signal in the area I need the service to work on the one account. If I put the Sim card from the J7, the phone will work, but it is the account and number for the J7 and not the J8+ .


AC Moderator
Feb 6, 2017
These phones are unlocked version or Att ?
It only that one spot that you have no service but other does ?

B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! Tell us the exact model numbers of the phones. If you have a variant that doesn't support all of AT&T's network bands, then it's possible the tower near you is using one of those bands.


Retired Moderator
Feb 12, 2012
If it is an AT&T variant, bring it to AT&T's attention - they could have a problem. (But, as B. Diddy said, if it's not an AT&T variant, it may be missing the only AT&T band available on that tower.)