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Hello everyone, would greatly appreciate your advice.

Our home is in a tuff location and has spotty service.
The one service that works in my location is Verizon.

I really need a Blackberry for work so I purchased the 8703e from Verizon and get no reception.

The verizon phone that works well at our home is the Motorola V265 which utilizes AMPS 800 / CDMA 800 / 1900 and cdma2000 1xRTT.

Now I am real confused on what ban this phone is using to get such good service at my house. When this phone is on it has an 'A' icon for analog briefly then switches to 1x for most of the time.

I really need to get email at home and a phone that works. Am I right that the 8703e is only digital and most likely this is not available at my home and is why it doesnt work? I guess I need the AMPS 800 which I believe is analog. I take it no Blackberry being made now has the AMPS 800 option?

Any advice on how I can figure this out would be much appreciated.

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You should be able to review the coverage strength for each carrier by reviewing their mapped coverage on their respective web site, that might be a good place to start your research.
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Hello everyone, would greatly appreciate your advice.

Our home is in a tuff location and has spotty service.
The one service that works in my location is Verizon.

I really need a Blackberry for work so I purchased the 8703e from Verizon and get no reception.

The verizon phone that works well at our home is the Motorola V265 which utilizes AMPS 800 / CDMA 800 / 1900 and cdma2000 1xRTT.

Now I am real confused on what ban this phone is using to get such good service at my house. When this phone is on it has an 'A' icon for analog briefly then switches to 1x for most of the time.

I really need to get email at home and a phone that works. Am I right that the 8703e is only digital and most likely this is not available at my home and is why it doesnt work? I guess I need the AMPS 800 which I believe is analog. I take it no Blackberry being made now has the AMPS 800 option?

Any advice on how I can figure this out would be much appreciated.

I have used alot of Verizon phones over the years and have found that their Motorola and Nokia phones hold a signal better in spotty areas than the other phones that they carry. For years, I used a Motorola v60i as my primary phone at my house and had no problems. Then I switched to an LG and kept dropping calls. I had a Samsung that was a little better, and a Nokia that never dropped calls. I don't have enough experience with my Blackberry yet to give an opinion.

I have seen signal booster repeaters available on line that you can station somewhere in your house to boost signal. You may need something like that as you are not going to be able to get e-mail if you are not getting a good digital signal.
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I have used alot of Verizon phones over the years and have found that their Motorola and Nokia phones hold a signal better in spotty areas than the other phones that they carry. For years, I used a Motorola v60i as my primary phone at my house and had no problems. Then I switched to an LG and kept dropping calls. I had a Samsung that was a little better, and a Nokia that never dropped calls. I don't have enough experience with my Blackberry yet to give an opinion.

I have seen signal booster repeaters available on line that you can station somewhere in your house to boost signal. You may need something like that as you are not going to be able to get e-mail if you are not getting a good digital signal.
I agree.

I attribute this performance issue to the CDMA network Verizon uses. IMHO, GPRS provided superior performance at all levels.
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