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Working With Low Signal Strength 755 vs. 385 vs. LG

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by TheBreeze, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. TheBreeze

    TheBreeze Guest

    Currently, I have an LG 8300 and my wife has an LG 5200. Our house is in an
    area with poor signal strength for the cell phones...my wife can't get
    signal in the house and my reception is spotty. Her #1 need is to be able to
    use her phone reliably in our house. A couple people who seem to be up on
    cell phones have suggested Motorola W755, and one suggested also looking at
    the W385. That 385 seems a little long...I guess my wife's #2 need is to be
    able to comfortable carry the phone in a small pocket or easily on a belt
    clip. She doesn't use the camera on her 5200 and she doesn't text, so those
    things don't count for much.

    Does anybody have any input on the phones' ability to pick up calls with low
    signal strength? I'd like to avoid the trail and error method where you buy
    a phone and bring it back if it's not exactly what you want. Is there an LG
    phone that can dig out a weak signal ?

    Thanks a bunch.
     



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  2. measekite

    measekite Guest

    On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 07:01:36 -0400, TheBreeze wrote:

    > Currently, I have an LG 8300 and my wife has an LG 5200. Our house is in an
    > area with poor signal strength for the cell phones...my wife can't get
    > signal in the house and my reception is spotty. Her #1 need is to be able to
    > use her phone reliably in our house. A couple people who seem to be up on
    > cell phones have suggested Motorola W755, and one suggested also looking at
    > the W385. That 385 seems a little long...I guess my wife's #2 need is to be
    > able to comfortable carry the phone in a small pocket or easily on a belt
    > clip. She doesn't use the camera on her 5200 and she doesn't text, so those
    > things don't count for much.
    >
    > Does anybody have any input on the phones' ability to pick up calls with low
    > signal strength? I'd like to avoid the trail and error method where you buy
    > a phone and bring it back if it's not exactly what you want. Is there an LG
    > phone that can dig out a weak signal ?
    >
    > Thanks a bunch.


    I think you need to find (even though Verizon is best overall) a carrier
    who can provide a good signal where it is most important for you.
     
  3. Don R.

    Don R. Guest

    I have found that the Motorola V9m has the best reception in low signal
    areas of any non-external-antenna phone I have tried.

    "TheBreeze" <the_breeze_x@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2rWdnWzZNMeLDnHVnZ2dnUVZ_tCdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > Currently, I have an LG 8300 and my wife has an LG 5200. Our house is in
    > an
    > area with poor signal strength for the cell phones...my wife can't get
    > signal in the house and my reception is spotty. Her #1 need is to be able
    > to
    > use her phone reliably in our house. A couple people who seem to be up on
    > cell phones have suggested Motorola W755, and one suggested also looking
    > at
    > the W385. That 385 seems a little long...I guess my wife's #2 need is to
    > be
    > able to comfortable carry the phone in a small pocket or easily on a belt
    > clip. She doesn't use the camera on her 5200 and she doesn't text, so
    > those
    > things don't count for much.
    >
    > Does anybody have any input on the phones' ability to pick up calls with
    > low
    > signal strength? I'd like to avoid the trail and error method where you
    > buy
    > a phone and bring it back if it's not exactly what you want. Is there an
    > LG
    > phone that can dig out a weak signal ?
    >
    > Thanks a bunch.
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. On Fri, 10 Oct 2008 11:09:28 -0400, Don R. wrote:

    > I have found that the Motorola V9m has the best reception in low signal
    > areas of any non-external-antenna phone I have tried.


    Same experience here with mine.

    Unfortunately, with VZW's "shovel new phones at them every 6 months" policy,
    I had to get one off eBay for the wife when her e815 recently died.

    She loves it.
     

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