Originally Posted by JSanders
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I am not sold on those internal plastic/foil stickers either. I tried one for a while in my 8700 for home reception and it made no difference.
The device you have may just be old. Pulling the battery and rebooting the device might make a difference. You could also test it by using another SIM card and see if it helps, though it sounds as if it may not.
Have popped out the battery and rebooted the device on more than one occasion...no difference.
Though it's an older model, I purchased it as a "new unlocked" phone from a business on ebay with a solid positive feedback history....so I assume that means it's been sitting in a box up until now...
Curious as to what you mean by, "device may just be old"? Do phones typically lose their quality after time?
and if so...do they lose their quality regardless of how often they are used?
(ex: buying an older model that has just been sitting around and never used)