1. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Thinking about getting the Note 2 from Verizon. We live out in the middle of the woods and our Verizon signal here is about 1-2 bars of 3G on an iPhone 5.
    Some days 0-1 bar, but still get decent reception and data.
    What kind of reception would the Note 2 from Verizon receive in this rural situation?
    Better or worst then the iPhone 5?

    Thank You.
    04-21-2013 06:55 PM
  2. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    To hazzard a guess, I'd say it wouldn't change all that much.
    04-21-2013 07:20 PM
  3. radgatt's Avatar
    Yeah I'd say it would be about the same. Ever consider getting one of those wireless extenders? Extend the network since you're out in the middle of nowhere?


    Sent from my VZW Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    04-21-2013 10:16 PM
  4. chuckh0308's Avatar
    Remember that the bars don't really mean a whole lot since each manufacturer has a different interpretation of them. And Apple was the company that used to show bars when there was no signal at all...lol! That said, I can't compare to the iP5, but I have an iP4 and can honestly say that the Note 2 has a notably stronger signal than the iP4 does. It easily makes call and gets data where the iP4 gets no service at all. Same against my HTC Thunderbolt...the Note2 has service where the T-bolt had nothing. I would say try it. You can always return it within the 15 days or whatever it is now on Verizon.
    04-22-2013 04:25 AM
  5. Scott Kenyon's Avatar
    I guess the Note should have a larger antenna built in, right? You're better off trying to measure in dbm at any rate.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Android Central Forums
    04-22-2013 10:09 AM
  6. redimpala01's Avatar
    Yeah I'd say it would be about the same. Ever consider getting one of those wireless extenders? Extend the network since you're out in the middle of nowhere?


    Sent from my VZW Note 2 using Android Central Forums
    We have a verizon network extender and we went from 1 to full bars!! I highly recommend it!!

    Sent from my HTC Dna using Tapatalk 2.
    04-22-2013 06:40 PM
  7. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Is this network extender something you have to pay monthly for?
    04-22-2013 10:48 PM
  8. redimpala01's Avatar
    No, it's a one time price of $250.00 and there is no monthly charge.

    The only this you need is high speed Internet..

    Sent from my HTC Dna using Tapatalk 2.
    04-23-2013 05:24 AM
  9. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    With this extender are you still getting calls and data over the cellular air or thru your actual internet connection?
    04-23-2013 07:59 AM
  10. redimpala01's Avatar
    I believe it's thru cellular data. You should ask a VZW rep just to be safe. All we I did was plug it in to our router an it took about an hour to lock on to the gps signal and we have been good ever since.


    Sent from my HTC Dna using Tapatalk 2.
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    04-23-2013 02:01 PM
  11. Lodingi's Avatar
    I live and travel throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. In many areas there are more farm animals than humans.

    Despite the lack of people in these rural areas, 4G LTE has been available everywhere I go. Pretty impressive in my opinion.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk 2
    04-25-2013 05:47 PM
  12. jpriest007's Avatar
    Don't know where you are but I have been through parts of rural Illinois where cell service is weak for everyone. But I still had plenty of signal with GN2. You can check out that extender at verizonwireless.com cost $249.
    04-27-2013 12:46 PM
  13. mrdinks's Avatar
    I have a Network Extender I would get rid of. They do work good, went from one weak bar to full bars about a block from home.
    Moved and don't need it anymore.
    kregar likes this.
    04-28-2013 08:45 AM
  14. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    I have a Network Extender I would get rid of. They do work good, went from one weak bar to full bars about a block from home.
    Moved and don't need it anymore.
    How much do you need for it? Verizon one?
    04-28-2013 10:21 PM
  15. purwater's Avatar
    You should be ok with the Note 2 on reception. I have used iPhone 4, 4S, and 5 at my house with good results. I usually show 1-2 bars on them and never dropped calls. Would get a little choppy when I was in my basement, but not always. I tried a Galaxy S 3 and it dropped calls at my house so I returned. Finally gave in and got the Note 2 and my reception is equal to what my iPhones were getting. I can talk in my basement without issues and no dropped calls anywhere. I'm showing the same 1-2 bars (for what it's worth) with the occasional 3rd bar. I never pay much attention to my db levels as long as I'm not having issues.
    04-29-2013 12:08 PM
  16. mrdinks's Avatar
    It is from Verizon, Works great just don't need it any more. $100 will take it and guarantee it works or money back.
    04-30-2013 07:54 AM
  17. kregar's Avatar
    mrdinks,

    If you still have the network extender, I'll take it.. I live in a rural area with a weak 3g signal.

    Sent you a PM.

    Thanks,

    kregar
    05-19-2013 11:55 AM

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