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Old 08-31-2006, 11:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm on a 7290, cingular is my carrier and I've got the latest software updates running. My question is this: is the numeric value of signal strength inversely proportional to the number of signal bars visible? If I do the alt+NMLL sequence on the home screen and the signal strength is near or more than 100, why is only one bar visible? I would assume that the higher the number is, the more bars would be visible. It may be helpful to note that I've got the "smoothie" theme loaded...

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Just the opposite. That number is a minus or negative. The higher the number LESS signal you have. -100 is not good but likley usable.

A lower number is better
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By lower, you mean higher, right? As in -75 being greater than -100. Also, there's some interesting stuff about signal attenuation under the Wikipedia article for "cellular repeater", in case you're interested.
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Yes -75 is better than -100.
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It's funny though, I know it's suppose to be -92 signal strength but my 8700g only displays the number 92, no negative sign.
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Yes -75 is better than -100.

I, 100% agree with you on this one.
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