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Old 12-13-2008, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got my storm and I love it. But the reception sucks. I have a 8800, and the signal is 10dbm stronger than storm. I hope it is an software issue.
Can anybody else confirm this? thanx.

I use the 4.7.0.78 version.
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just got my storm and I love it. But the reception sucks. I have a 8800, and the signal is 10dbm stronger than storm. I hope it is an software issue.
Can anybody else confirm this? thanx.

I use the 4.7.0.78 version.
I actually haven't had anything different in the way of reception compared to what I have had before. In the same locations where I used to drop I still do, but otherwise, the service and reception is the same...(better than AT&T in my neck of the woods.)
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Try dialing *228. I would go through both upgrade on roaming and then call back and do the upgrade on device.
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Dialing *228 only works on Verizon.
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It does only work on Verizon.

Do other carriers have ways of upgrading your roaming by OTA? I imagine each one is different, but check and see how that works on your carrier. That might help with the reception
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I just got my storm and I love it. But the reception sucks. I have a 8800, and the signal is 10dbm stronger than storm. I hope it is an software issue.
Can anybody else confirm this? thanx.

I use the 4.7.0.78 version.
There's a thread on signal strength in this forum. Many users (me included) are experiencing erratic reception with the storm. I too am using 3G and 4.7.0.78 - reception SUCKS. It's massively worse than on the bold.
I usually get 1-2 bars when the bold gets 5. I'm also hoping this is a software issue - the iPhone was displaying similar issues - those could be fixed by a firmware upgrade.

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Old 12-16-2008, 09:15 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Its definitely a firmware issue, I have a 8830 as a backup and the the signal level are certainly higher than the Storm. I hate the dropped calls in which I've never had with the 8830 or 8330. I can't wait for them to fix it!
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Old 12-22-2008, 12:56 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok, my service sucks too.
My firmware is .75 how can I update to .78?
I have VZW
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