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Old 06-10-2009, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I posted this in the 8100 forum, but I think I might get better responses here...

I am a (mosty) happy owner of a 8100 Pearl carried by T-Mob. Mostly its great, but in the building at work, I get no reception. I am the ONLY person here with T-Mob, and the ONLY person who's cell phone doesn't work.

I would like to stay with T-Mobile, but I'm done putting up with no reception (especially if work is going to take away my internet privs soon). If I switch to a newer phone, like the Flip, could the "inside the building" issues be resolved? I'm in what T-Mob considers a "5 bar" area, but I don't really wanna wait until the end of August for Milwaukee to get 3G either.

Also, I just noticed on the T-Mob website that it says the Flip is not 3G capable, but the guy at T-Mob that I talked to made it sound like once 3G was here all of my problems would be solved with the Flip. Whats the deal here?
Old 06-10-2009, 10:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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For now, I doubt the flip will solve your reception problems in the building with tmobile. I believe it is the frequency range that tmobile uses versus the other carriers; just doesn't penetrate buildings as well. I work in a building where no one gets reception, and I've been in other buildings where I don't get reception and others with other carriers do. Not sure about what 3G will bring in this regard. I'm curious to see what others say.
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