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Old 09-28-2006, 06:54 PM   #41 (permalink)
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dumb question i know... i assume the higher the number is better? or are lower numbers better?

lower numbers are best...That means less noise in the signal..
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Old 09-28-2006, 07:07 PM   #42 (permalink)
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FWIW, I was having major signal strength problems on the 8700g with T-Mobile's "approved" firmware version. Much worse than my 7100t. Read somewhere on this board that newer versions of the firmware would improve reception. Upgraded my 8700g to the Bharti-released version and signal strength improved dramatically. A word of caution, however: T-Mobile will not support any firmware version that they haven't released via their web site. If you encounter problems, being on a non-approved version could create some problems with T-Mo's tech support.

Just one person's experience...
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:22 PM   #43 (permalink)
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FWIW, I was having major signal strength problems on the 8700g with T-Mobile's "approved" firmware version. Much worse than my 7100t. Read somewhere on this board that newer versions of the firmware would improve reception. Upgraded my 8700g to the Bharti-released version and signal strength improved dramatically. A word of caution, however: T-Mobile will not support any firmware version that they haven't released via their web site. If you encounter problems, being on a non-approved version could create some problems with T-Mo's tech support.

Just one person's experience...

all carriers say that...Just lie to them and tell them you are using whatever their latest version is...
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:54 AM   #44 (permalink)
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What's the weakest signal that you've observed and still had coverage?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:42 AM   #46 (permalink)
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I've never seen anything below -80db on the 8703E sprint

with the 8700G I was consistently between 40 and 80...

I think the GSM signals are different from CDMA, some one made the same observation on the verizon network

although I get better reception in buildings and tough spots with the 8703e
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:30 PM   #47 (permalink)
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yah the number is just a loss in deciBells. lower better.

cdma does work differently so you shouldnt worry.
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I have had in the low 30's a few times...and just yesterday, my girlfriend and I had our 8700c's side by side in the car while at the supermarket and we both had -20dbm
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

What are all you cdma guys getting? I'm usually between 80 and 105 - verizon
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Wirelessly posted (BlackBerry8703e/4.1.0 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/105)

What are all you cdma guys getting? I'm usually between 80 and 105 - verizon


Yes, on Verizon, I never once had better -80dbm..
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