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#268588 - 03/26/14 03:57 PM Re: Cellphone "Down"grade [Re: Russ]
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2810
Originally Posted By: Russ
I went with one of the ruggedized phones (Samsung Convoy, no affiliation) in an effort to get a better build quality. It's a solid phone and reception seems to be as good as my iPhone.


Comparing reception to the iphone isn't saying much though as the iphone is not well known for good reception.

I'm trying to keep reception in the hills on WV which limits me to higher quality phones and Verizon. I had a regular Samsung dumb phone prior to Smartphones and all the smartphones I've had get better reception than the Samsung did.

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#268592 - 03/26/14 04:12 PM Re: Cellphone "Down"grade [Re: Eugene]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4439
Loc: SOCAL
My last dumb phone was a Motorola with an antenna that extended -- great reception. It's been downhill ever since.

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#268599 - 03/26/14 07:17 PM Re: Cellphone "Down"grade [Re: Russ]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2810
My current Droid RAZR is about equivalent to those old Motorolas (StarTac). I would loose signal about the last /14 mile before my parents farm or gain it back about half way up the mountain. Other dumb phones in between lost the signal a mile or so before their house .Their house is a mile up a valley or hollar to use native terminology. Sprint AS&S all loose signal just outside of town (6 miles away) Verizon roaming on whoever is local can get a signal a lot better. Then low quality smartphones like LG's and iphones loose signal about halfway to town.

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