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Old 12-20-2005, 06:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I have a LG that I purchased in August of this year. When Verizon released it (in my area at least). I want to say it's the 8100 (blue face with the MP3 player/mini-SD slot built in).

It is capable of utilizing EV-DO.

So, recently I have been noticing the EV box on my screen (hadn't seen it until recently). About the same time, I noticed that the signal strength has decreased significantly. Now when my phone jumps out of EV and is only 1X, my signal strength rises.

Here is the confusing part:

When all I had was 1X, I had wonderful clarity and signal strength. I could have kissed the ground Verizon walked on (mainly becaus my 1-1/2 years with Sprint were not that great). Anyways, I never had a complaint with Verizon.

Now that EV is out, I get horrible reception in only 1X mode, but like I said, great signal strength. And when it's in EV I get the same clarity, but decreased signal strength.

What happened to standard 1X? How is EV going to surpase if signal strength is at 2 bars at most? (out of 5)
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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you probably live in a fringe EVDO area, and its switching towers back and forth. thats probably why you aren't getting great reception
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Well, no worries now. I've transfered completely to TMO.
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