Has anyone experienced any loss of reception due to using the unbranding process. I work in an AT&T agent location and have seen a lot of phones lose reception when they get unlocked. I love my N75 but do want to take advantage of the A2DP and other benefits of unbranding it but not if I'm not going to be able to use it for it's primary purpose. It is a phone after all. Any feedback I can get on this would be greatly appreciated.
Yup, I bought this phone back in may,and had it swaped out a total of six times for a number of different issues. So finally I decided to debrand and unlock it. Afterwords I couldn't even get reception in my house. I only got about one or two bars before hand and then nothing after. So after that I decided to give up on this phone, unfortunate since I LOVED this phone. And I use to be a phone technician and I'm a phone junky so I know my phones pretty well. Just is a phone with a lot of issues I guess...
Yeah, That's what I was affraid of. Most of the unlocked phones I see have terrible reception. Since most of them have been european phones somebody bought off of ebay though I didn't know if it would be the same for an american phone. Since Nokias get such good reception anyhow I was wondering if it would make such a big difference but apparently it does. I love this phone, haven't had much problem with it at all and it's really not worth messing it up just to have A2DP.
I'm wondering if you guys were in GSM mode when you say you noticed this. my next question is would you say that you are in an area with good service and 3G? Maybe 3G is really helping to get the phone a better signal and when you switch it to GSM, it loses that. Some guy from AT&T told me that awhile go because I kept complaining the service sucked in Blacksburg, VA and he asked if I had any 3G in the area. Said it really helps with a strong signal. Just a thought.
Guess I'm an odd-ball case here but I've had my N75 since June - debranded it in October and have had no reception issues due to debranding. Reception is still as good as my Nokia 6230 which has always been tops.
I've got it set to GSM because I have had issues with it dropping calls when in 3G mode but other than that have no complaints. Battery lasts 3 - 4 days with "average" usage for me (~1200 min/month).
I'm curious ast to what region of the country you're coming from because I'm in central Arkansas and we usually have a lot of problems with unlocked phones around here. I don't know if the reception in your area makes a difference or not.