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Old 11-24-2008, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi I'm wondering if anyone has come across any applications that will boost the reception of the Bold. Mine has terrible reception in my office (to the point of not being usable) but other phones I have thrown the SIM into don't have any problems so its not a network issue. Thanks
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You can't "boost" the reception with anything but an external antenna. That would entail drilling a hole in the side of your BB and using a soldering gun. The max power at which a cell phone can operate is dictated by federal law. No software boosting of the power level.

Some folks get something like a Femtocell signal amplifier for outside their house or office. They're kind of expensive and results are not guaranteed. ThinkGeek :: Cellphone Signal Extender

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Default Poor BB receiption and dropped calls

I also have a new blackberry bold (replacing a Nokia E61) and from the first time I started using it it began dropping calls or having poor reception. I am using the same provider and using it in the same locations but the BB Bold continues to drop calls. At first I thought it was switching between 3G and EDGE but it appears to be firmly situated on 3G. - check to make sure your BB Bold is configured for 3G - otherwise you will have problems with data and voice at the same time.

Two conditions exist with my phone: 1) while talking, if any data starts to transfer it disconnects my phone call, and 2) it routinely drops calls in the same location where my Nokia never did.

I have replaced the phone once already - but the problem still exists - If I can't get it fixed I am going to return it and go back to my Nokia - at least it was rock solid anywhere in the world.

One last note - the BB Bold seems to be extremely directional - if I orientate the phone in a horizontal manner the droped calls are reduced by 10-15%, in the vertical orientation it drops more calls then I am willing to accept.

If anyone has any solutions please let me know - as it is the phone is practically useless!!!

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