BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-30-2014, 05:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Model: Z30
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Bell Mobility
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

Please Login to Remove!

Hi folks - newb's first post so bear with me...

Recently bought a Z30 after drooling for it for some time. One of the key attractions for me was the alleged super-mega-robo new antenna, as I live in the sticks.
I also carry another BB, for work - Curve, I think.
When at home, the Z30 won't pick up the signal at all. The Curve? Always.
Having said that, the two are on different providers.

I'm sure this has been asked before - but which impacts my signal more - the device, or the carrier?
Can't test-drive it, i.e.: swapping out the SIMS - the work one is locked down tight with security.
Cheers from the sticks
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Elite
 
knottyrope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1
PIN: t of blood has been taken
Carrier: AT&T-US with I dee ten tee errors
Posts: 6,721
Post Thanks: 272
Thanked 288 Times in 272 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

different providers have different towers

My wife is on Verizon
I am on AT&T

Most Places we both get service. Some places I cant and she can. Some I can and she cant.
__________________
irony : many old timer posters have de-evolved into the trolls they once fought
I am on http://supportforums.blackberry.com
BES 10 running sweet for my Z30, Z10 and Q10
Offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to knottyrope For This Useful Post:
darkmeister (05-02-2014)
Old 05-01-2014, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
tsac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: 10.010219
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 8,300
Post Thanks: 43
Thanked 580 Times in 575 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

AS Knottyrope said the carrier is the answer. Wierd but my wife is on Verizon and I'm on ATT and I have the same issue he has.
It might help to check the carriers coverage maps. Keep in mind they do fib a bit. I would also ask other users.
__________________
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button


9810 BES
Z10 on BES
9700 BIS
Offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to tsac For This Useful Post:
darkmeister (05-02-2014)
Old 05-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
 
fourstringfuror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Seattle
Model: Z10
OS: 10.2.1.53
Carrier: VZW
Posts: 1,030
Post Thanks: 36
Thanked 68 Times in 60 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

I have two devices, and two carriers. The one from big yellow drops calls routinely inside the house. The other one, from big red, hasn't dropped a call in years. Cell signal strength has a lot to do with the carrier.
__________________
"The price of liberty is eternal vigilance." -Thomas Jefferson
Online   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to fourstringfuror For This Useful Post:
darkmeister (05-02-2014)
Old 05-02-2014, 05:40 AM   #5 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Model: Z30
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Bell Mobility
Posts: 5
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

Appreciate the feedback. I sort of assumed that the carriers shared towers in some way.
That aside, I must say the Z30 battery is amazing. Lasts forever between charges.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2014, 10:21 AM   #6 (permalink)
BlackBerry Elite
 
knottyrope's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1
PIN: t of blood has been taken
Carrier: AT&T-US with I dee ten tee errors
Posts: 6,721
Post Thanks: 272
Thanked 288 Times in 272 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

battery life is really good on it
__________________
irony : many old timer posters have de-evolved into the trolls they once fought
I am on http://supportforums.blackberry.com
BES 10 running sweet for my Z30, Z10 and Q10
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Model: Z30
PIN: N/A
Carrier: O2
Posts: 17
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

I have a BB and a s4 mini. The S4 mini signal can be terrible but I find normally the BB keeps it well. So not sure whether that helps! or not!
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2014, 01:58 PM   #8 (permalink)
BlackBerry Mensa
 
tsac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Others run out when we run in
Model: Z10
OS: 10.010219
PIN: No Pin just a Tack
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 8,300
Post Thanks: 43
Thanked 580 Times in 575 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

The carriers radio frequency has a lot to do with penetration into a building. The battle over frequency is one that the big companys are always into.
__________________
If someone helps, tell them by clicking the Thanks button


9810 BES
Z10 on BES
9700 BIS
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2014, 05:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Model: Z30
PIN: N/A
Carrier: O2
Posts: 17
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

I heard on the radio that the UK government was going to try and force network suppliers to share signal, so that people in lower network coverage areas would be able to switch to another supplier whilst there.......don't think the networks in the UK or anywhere else is going to like this!!
Offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 08:32 AM   #10 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Jersey City
Model: q10
OS: 07001
PIN: Jersey City
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?

in India government has ordered to all the providers that if any user want to change their carrier they have to give him the number he used when with that carrier and user can use that number with any other carrier of he's choice.
Offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads for: Reception Question - Chicken, or the Egg?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tour Reception Baldie General 9600 Series Discussion - Tour 7 02-05-2010 10:11 PM
The question of Headset... nandoc Hardware & Accessories 17 04-14-2007 05:11 PM
Silly question on reception Chinookman General 8100 Series Discussion - Pearl 11 01-10-2007 12:45 AM
Poor Reception RoadBerry General Legacy Device Discussion 4 11-27-2006 02:13 AM
General Question & Question about Ramble IM latif General Legacy Device Discussion 2 09-19-2006 12:41 PM





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.