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phone with best reception

itspolo

Jun 7, 2005, 9:11 AM
I am sick of dropped calls!!!
i have a LG vx 6000 and will go in this saturday to get a new phone...which phone has the best reception on vwerizon? perhaps one with an antenna that pulls out? any suggestions appreciated.

thanks
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wfine81

Jun 7, 2005, 9:36 AM
Do some reaserch, this question is asked daily on this forum. 😉
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n4aof

Jul 15, 2005, 2:57 PM
wfine81 said:
Do some reaserch, this question is asked daily on this forum. 😉


Yes, and it always results in BS responses (like yours) and/or long threads of people saying "My xyz works" or "My abc is crap"

"Best Reception" is something that cannot be answered without comparitive tests conducted by qualified technicians -- we see such tests in almost every other area of consumer electronic products, but NOT cellphones.
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phonerboi74

Jun 7, 2005, 9:56 AM
as far as i've seen in these forums, pull-out antennas make absulotely NO difference in RF performance...that is determined by the make (brand-name) and by the equipment that the manufacturer built into the phone (ex. the quality of the antennae)

i remember a few years ago, while i was on T-mobile in San Antonio, i had a Nok 3390. when i first got it, it got about as good of reception as AT&T (SPCS and Verizon are the major carriers that provide awesome service coverage in this market) but when i put that little antennae sticker on the phone, behind the battery, my reception was upgraded to be comparable to SPCS.

that little sticker cost me about $20
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wfine81

Jun 7, 2005, 10:08 AM
Lol, those stickers cost about .25 each to stores
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muchdrama

Jun 7, 2005, 1:30 PM
wfine81 said:
Lol, those stickers cost about .25 each to stores


Then we should all laugh and deride him.
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wfine81

Jun 7, 2005, 4:46 PM
I wasnt trying to belittle him, just stating a fact, wasnt trying to be a jerk, while were on it car chargers only cost .55 and leathers only cost .65 each, so there, I have offended everone 😁
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LilShorty

Jun 7, 2005, 11:26 AM
phonerboi74 said:
as far as i've seen in these forums, pull-out antennas make absulotely NO difference in RF performance...that is determined by the make (brand-name) and by the equipment that the manufacturer built into the phone (ex. the quality of the antennae)

i remember a few years ago, while i was on T-mobile in San Antonio, i had a Nok 3390. when i first got it, it got about as good of reception as AT&T (SPCS and Verizon are the major carriers that provide awesome service coverage in this market) but when i put that little antennae sticker on the phone, behind the battery, my reception was upgraded to be comparable to SPCS.

that little sticker cost me about $20


I've also spoken to peopl...
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BetterThanJake

Jun 7, 2005, 1:33 PM
phonerboi74 said:
as far as i've seen in these forums, pull-out antennas make absulotely NO difference in RF performance...

Really? Its my understanding that internal antennaes (i.e. non-pullout) sacrifice a little something in the way of reception and RF performance. A number of ppl have complained about the Samsung 330 for that very reason.
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Aarynk

Jun 7, 2005, 1:48 PM
BetterThanJake said:
phonerboi74 said:
as far as i've seen in these forums, pull-out antennas make absulotely NO difference in RF performance...

Really? Its my understanding that internal antennaes (i.e. non-pullout) sacrifice a little something in the way of reception and RF performance. A number of ppl have complained about the Samsung 330 for that very reason.



I have also had a couple of customers complain about this model...
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momcat1

Jun 7, 2005, 8:57 PM
I guess you've not had your phone is a weaker signal area then. in those areas, where some of us have to live and work it makes the difference between making or receiving a call or not being able to at all. You have no idea how lucky you are to live in an area where you don't have to deal with it constantly.
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Grantizzle

Jun 7, 2005, 8:59 PM
momcat1 said:
I guess you've not had your phone is a weaker signal area then. in those areas, where some of us have to live and work it makes the difference between making or receiving a call or not being able to at all. You have no idea how lucky you are to live in an area where you don't have to deal with it constantly.

then why stay with VZW?
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momcat1

Jun 7, 2005, 9:09 PM
Believe it or not, I have not been able to find something that works better, for the most part. Sprint has no plans to add towers in the next 10 years, according to their techs. There's currently 1 tower 9 miles away. It's a T-mobile dead zone, for a five mile radius around my house. Dobson can't be trusted, although they have signal, but they're too expensive(no family share). I have been looking seriously at Cingular, but their techs told me that I would have coverage here through a roaming partner, which would have to be T-mobile or Dobson. The prospect of being on a roaming partner's signal except for the few days a year that we leave the area just doesn't sound appetizing.
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Grantizzle

Jun 7, 2005, 9:10 PM
then deal with VZW.
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momcat1

Jun 7, 2005, 9:14 PM
Oh we do. It would be really nice if Verizon would deal with this area, for all the money the charge us.

The good side is that it's nearly impossible to go over your minutes, this way.

The bad side is that emergency calls don't always get through, which was the reason to get cells in the first place.
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Grantizzle

Jun 7, 2005, 9:16 PM
then get sattalite phones or a ham radio.
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momcat1

Jun 7, 2005, 9:18 PM
please understand this is a NYC suburb we're talking about, not the backwoods!
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Grantizzle

Jun 7, 2005, 9:19 PM
momcat1 said:
please understand this is a NYC suburb we're talking about, not the backwoods!

then you're ****ed. paper cup with a string?
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nave462000

Jul 17, 2005, 8:44 AM
What NYC suburb?

I've been noticing in my area around essex county (Short Hills, Livingston, Summit[not essex but whatever]{these are all suburbs of new york}) That the reception has slowly been getting worse. Livingston used to have GREAT reception everywhere, and it seems to me that they must have taken away towers or something, even though that sounds crazy.

Tmobile has a huge blackout zone in between Short Hills and Livingston, but all carriers kind of do. VZ only gets 1-2 bars on most phones on JFK parkway.

I think that is sad considering that this is the major road to the Short Hills Mall from anywhere on I-280 and the NJ turnpike if people want to take the local way, and all these companies work so hard perfecting cove...
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cdd9243

Jun 7, 2005, 10:52 AM
I am going to be the nice one and say that the moto v710 has the best rf. I just upgraded from my vx6000 to it a week ago and I love it. It is free right now so go with that
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itspolo

Jun 7, 2005, 12:42 PM
thanks!
actually that is the phone i have been looking at

free?
i see it for $99
where do you see it for free?
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Aarynk

Jun 7, 2005, 1:47 PM
itspolo said:
I am sick of dropped calls!!!
i have a LG vx 6000 and will go in this saturday to get a new phone...which phone has the best reception on vwerizon? perhaps one with an antenna that pulls out? any suggestions appreciated.

thanks



I would suggest the Moto V710 or the vx6100. Both phones are tri mode and as far as I have seen have the best RF
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supRmon

Jul 15, 2005, 3:13 PM
itspolo said:
I am sick of dropped calls!!!
i have a LG vx 6000 and will go in this saturday to get a new phone...which phone has the best reception on vwerizon? perhaps one with an antenna that pulls out? any suggestions appreciated.

thanks

Have you checked Consumer Reports? They do a pretty good job and I have had good results by going with phones that they recommend. It costs about $25 a year to subscribe to access their ratings online, but it's worth it if you plan to make more than just a cell phone purchase within the next year. They rate the LG VX8000 and 7000 at the top of their list for Verizon (and this includes phone "sensitivity" as far as signal is concerned)...
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nave462000

Jul 17, 2005, 8:48 AM
I find it hard to believe that anyone, especially consumer reports, would rate the 8000 as "top of the list" in terms of signal strenght and SENSITIVITY! If i touch my antenna during a call, it gets dropped.

God forbid try to extend it in the middle! No, NO! 🤣

Consumer reports must have been paid off by verizon, or probably LG, and its been proven that they do get paid to say one product is better than another.
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