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Rover_Bill

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Posted: 09/11/20 12:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mr. ed wrote:

gbopp wrote:

Did you check with any friends/neighbors who have Verizon to see if they have a similar problem?
It could be something with your particular phone?

It's probably best to contact VERIZON. Apparently there are several things that can cause your problem.


That's a good suggestion, but I'm living in a long-term hotel at this time and not too familiar with the neighbors.


??Hotel?? I would ask the hotel manager if I could test my phone reception in another empty room at night. Several years ago I stayed at a Days Inn and had no cell phone or WiFi access in my room. I got excellent access when I stepped out of my room in the hall, or the parking lot, or the hotel lobby. It appears that the hotel's WiFi repeater placements were causing destructive signal interference in my room.

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PianoFish are you sure you are using that tower?

I recall one call I made to T-mobile customer service we discussed signal strength and my comment was if the signal was any stronger I'd need to join the steeplejack's union (I'd be climbing the tower). He agreed.


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Posted: 09/11/20 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tried my phone at about 2 AM this morning from the same location in my room and it dialed out OK. I assume that it's now OK. The Verizon rep did a good job in assisting me. [emoticon]


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wa8yxm wrote:

PianoFish are you sure you are using that tower?



How would I know? How would I find out? Both phones have been shut down and then restarted.

It is a native Sasktel tower, and reseller Bell tower.

Signal strength was -103 on Sasktel, and -104 on Bell.

Speed test on Sasktel when not throttled is up to 85 Mps (often 60) and on Bell up to 40 Mps(usually 25).

When the tower is busy those speeds drop. Particularly on the Bell phone.


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With good speeds on data and no problems
I would not worry about the signal strength numbers
You obviously have good bandwidth


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pianotuna wrote:

wa8yxm wrote:

PianoFish are you sure you are using that tower?



How would I know? How would I find out? Both phones have been shut down and then restarted.

It is a native Sasktel tower, and reseller Bell tower.

Signal strength was -103 on Sasktel, and -104 on Bell.

Speed test on Sasktel when not throttled is up to 85 Mps (often 60) and on Bell up to 40 Mps(usually 25).

When the tower is busy those speeds drop. Particularly on the Bell phone.


Out of curiosity, try moving further away from the tower and see if the numbers get better. One of my daughters lives about a mile from a VZW tower and gets a great signal, but when she walked her dog towards the tower she dropped bars when she got too close to it. I suspect the signal was overshooting her.


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Posted: 09/12/20 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tried my phone at 2:00 AM this morning, and it appears to be OK now.

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