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Old 05-03-2006, 10:27 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I had a 46 today while running errands. I think I have issues,,,,I find myself always checking "the number" I have had this compulsion for a while now.....
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:41 PM   #22 (permalink)
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i've never gotten below 80 and i'm in the bay area!!
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:48 PM   #23 (permalink)
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While out this evening having dinner I had a constant 29-30 throughout dinner. If I could only have half that kind of signal strength at my house I would ditch the home land line.
Well that is definitely the record to date. So what kind of food do they serve under a transmission tower?
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There will be a carrier certified way soon. Spotwave will be releasing a carrier approved repeater product called ironically "Zen" in july. I plan on getting it since my home signal ranges from 90-105.
Spotwave's Zen looks interesting. There are a number of repeaters out there already as well. I think there's a bit of information on several different models at Howard Forums.
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Well that is definitely the record to date. So what kind of food do they serve under a transmission tower?
The fine establishment of IHOP! LOL

Is it possible they have a cell site on their roof????????
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Old 05-04-2006, 12:00 PM   #26 (permalink)
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A lot of commercial properties rent out space for towers because people don't want them in residential zones.
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Well that is definitely the record to date. So what kind of food do they serve under a transmission tower?
something microwaved, no doubt ...
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The fine establishment of IHOP! LOL

Is it possible they have a cell site on their roof????????
I work for a title company, and used to work in our cell tower division. You would be suprised at some of the places I've seen carriers put up towers!
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I was out at the mall near my house once and while making a call, I noticed that I had 38 for a signal but still dropped the call 2 minutes into the convo. Go figure. I have been back to that mall since and the lowest I have seen is 49.
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8700/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/102)

The lowest I've hit in the last hour was 59 I average 68-78 and have hit 90 to 100 to no signal in those darn metal buildings
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Can anyone help me figure out how to switch it back to bars? Alt+NMLL wasn't working for switching back...
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never mind...yes it does
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:13 PM   #33 (permalink)
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For those that display a numerical signal strength (Alt+NMLL), I am curious as to what is the best signal strength that you have seen.
I am normally in the 50s at work (great) and 90s at home (acceptable).
Not sure what is going on, but today I have hit 42 at work. I didn't know that it could get that good. Has anybody seen better? Maybe someone living under a tower gets in the 30s?
Just curious if anyone wishes to provide some input.
Nice tip for the signal strength, thanks. I had spotted the signal strenght tucked away in Status or somewhere, so cool you can have it display the proper strength in dBm.

You would find that the strength directly below the mast would be less than a few tens or hundred metres away from the mast, depending on the height of the tower. The main part of the signal would go right over your head.

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I have the 8700G... the 7290 had far better signal strenth... in a basement where I used to get signal from the 7290, I don't get anything from the 7290, but do get signal from the sk65...
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:06 AM   #35 (permalink)
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the best signal strength I've had is with the 950, indoors out, 911 and blackout... they don't make 'em like they used to;)
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:31 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I understand that a signal strength of around 75 dBm should be considered good, but I'm not able to send or receive emails or sms... Does it make any difference that I have a data plan only..In different places where the signal strenghth would be higher, I'm able to send or receive emails...I'm confused..
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For those that display a numerical signal strength (Alt+NMLL), I am curious as to what is the best signal strength that you have seen.
I am normally in the 50s at work (great) and 90s at home (acceptable).
Not sure what is going on, but today I have hit 42 at work. I didn't know that it could get that good. Has anybody seen better? Maybe someone living under a tower gets in the 30s?
Just curious if anyone wishes to provide some input.
The best I have seen so far in Miami is 59 in the downtown area.

One other thing I have noticed though is even stranger. We had another thread that talked about the 8700g losing signal in elevators and such and not re-acquiring it etc., I set my network selection to manual to see what network it was locking on to. It is CINGULAR! My T-Mo 8700g (I have tested this with 9 8700g's and they ALL do it) will try to register with a Cingular tower if it loses the T-Mo signal. If you do a Alt-Cap-Del it will re-register correctly. I called T-Mo support and had it escalated to Level 3. I was told they are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. My question would be this... Is the 8700g just an 8700c in a different case? I know they are both GSM phones, it would appear that they are all Cingular phones ported to work on T-Mobile's network...

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Old 09-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Is this Alt+NMLL different on Pearl?

I can see the numeric value if I go to options-status but that a lot of work. Anybody knows how to display the numeric value instead of the bars on the main screen of Pearl?
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:17 PM   #39 (permalink)
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WOW>>>I have never, NOT ONCE, seen below 80dbm on both the 7130e and the 8703e...Is that just verizon?
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:53 PM   #40 (permalink)
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dumb question i know... i assume the higher the number is better? or are lower numbers better?
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