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anyone know how the reception is on this thing?

EXcingularslave

Dec 11, 2005, 5:08 PM
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ArchieLeach

Dec 11, 2005, 6:15 PM
I have an SMT5600 if this phone is an update they should be similar. I have had no reception problems whatsoever with my phone. 😉
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BarnettJr2

Dec 11, 2005, 7:44 PM
From all the listings I've found, it is suppose to be better than an SMT5600. That's what the hump is wider antenna band, especially on the 1900mhz. Plus edge, chrisper screen, easier to use 5 way enter button, WM5 & a few other improvements!!P.S. Reception on SMT5600 is pretty good to begin with.
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sangyup81

Dec 12, 2005, 9:49 AM
are you guys ****ting me? I used that phone and the reception on the 5600 sucks in Northern VA. All the corporate guys in my market say the same thing.
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BarnettJr2

Dec 12, 2005, 11:09 AM
Maybe that's one of the reasons for the Hump. If you're on 1900mhz there, then the expanded antenna in the Hump (On the 2125) should improve reception!!
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muchdrama

Dec 12, 2005, 1:59 PM
sangyup81 said:
are you guys ****ting me? I used that phone and the reception on the 5600 sucks in Northern VA. All the corporate guys in my market say the same thing.


So if it sucks in BF Northern VA, it must suck everywhere else. Is anyone else sick of this crap? Corporate guys cheated their way through college.
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sangyup81

Dec 13, 2005, 11:16 AM
no, I'm just saying you can't say there are no reception problems with the phone

it was a rebuttal to an earlier post

and it really is that much worse than a nokia
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muchdrama

Dec 13, 2005, 12:03 PM
sangyup81 said:
no, I'm just saying you can't say there are no reception problems with the phone

it was a rebuttal to an earlier post

and it really is that much worse than a nokia


I reiterate: IN BF NORTHERN VA.
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MattFoley

Dec 14, 2005, 3:59 PM
LOL @ Muchdrama

Sangyup81 - Have you used THIS phone? Have you used every Nokia GSM phone? Since the answer is no to both, I'm going to say that you're wrong about the reception being worse than a Nokia (although in BF Northern VA, there's a small chance that a Nokia with a 10 ft whip antenna will perform better).

Also, if you are assuming that it has to be a good phone because it's a Nokia, you're living in a fantasy world. The fact is that all Nokia's aren't always the top performers on GSM networks. With that said, some Nokia's perform very well, but so do some other vendors' products.

The Faraday works well, and it should prove to be a a good performer. Of course, BF Northern VA could be an exception, as well with any other loca...
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MattFoley

Dec 14, 2005, 4:01 PM
Then again... what do I know? I've only got 27 phones in my VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!
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n4aof

Dec 28, 2005, 1:26 PM
muchdrama said:
sangyup81 said:
are you guys ****ting me? I used that phone and the reception on the 5600 sucks in Northern VA. All the corporate guys in my market say the same thing.


So if it sucks in BF Northern VA, it must suck everywhere else. Is anyone else sick of this crap? Corporate guys cheated their way through college.


Actually both sides have a valid point.

99% of the messages about phone "reception" are totally useless because 99% of the time either you have coverage or you don't and which phone you are using doesn't make any real difference.
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Even when you have signal strength issues, the vast majority of the time those issues are caused by ...
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lordrevan05

Dec 14, 2005, 4:26 PM
🙄 well why don't you move out of the damn boonies, and join the rest of civilization 😈
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EXcingularslave

Dec 12, 2005, 5:04 PM
well 🙂 mine will be here wed i hope hvaeing the 1900 will improve the reception the 5600 was lacking
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sigmamason

Dec 16, 2005, 12:45 PM
Ummm, Not sure what you are referring to, but the SMT5600 had both 850 and 1900.
The RF on the phone was just not good. For all the features that it brought to the marketplace, it was just flat out bad in terms of RF vs comparable Nokias or even the occasional Treo 650...
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EXcingularslave

Dec 16, 2005, 1:51 PM
actually ur right my bad but according to the the press release the new raise form at the top is suppose to help with 1900 and from what i can tell it does i get great reception
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sigmamason

Dec 16, 2005, 3:18 PM
The rise or hump as it referred to on other sites, is supposed to help with reception on both the 850 and 1900 signals, especially in bldgs.
There are a few pictures out there that show the internals of the hump and it contains an antennae wiring. That wiring should help the RF on the phone.
I wish they would have made one with a qwerty keyboard. I know that is what the 8100 series is for, but I have a Treo 650 and while it is good as a convergence device, the friggin multiple resets and freezes per day are dang annoying...
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EXcingularslave

Dec 17, 2005, 1:46 PM
have you tried getting a software update on your treo it helped mine
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wolftroy1

Dec 15, 2005, 11:16 AM
I can say for fact that the reception is better than with the 5600. I am amazed with the screen also. I commute by train from Tacoma to Seattle WA every day and keep a strong signal the entire way. I'm even able to keep the EDGE data through places my 5600 would loose all service. I am very impressed.
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BDupuis

Dec 15, 2005, 4:05 PM
I've had 3 different phones w/ different services in VA (Nokia 5160-US Cellular, Nokia 6340i-Cingular, Moto V60i-Alltel) and I can say that when I left a metropolitan area, signal was poor if not non-existent. So I think its the provider (terrain - mountains) rather than the phone.
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EXcingularslave

Dec 15, 2005, 11:18 PM
Now that I have had the phone a couple of days I can say this the best recption I have ever had with a phone even better then the s710a
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Widder

Jan 1, 2006, 1:55 AM
I was just tonight in a restaurant where the s710a and Audiovox SMT 5600 had absolutely NO service (even my previous Verizon Wireless phone had NO service), and this phone had a very strong signal. I am VERY impressed!
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