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Was having bad reception problems in house untill )4400( content.

Discussion in 'alt.cellular.verizon' started by brian s., Sep 22, 2003.

  1. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    I was having really bad reception in my house where it would drop 9 out of
    10 calls. I was disgusted as i heard the 4400 was really good with reception
    in my area. So, i went on ebay and bought an extendable titanium antenna. It
    has a guarantee that it will boost the signal of the phone or money back. SO
    i said what the hell. Got it on friday and it has not lost a cal since...
    Not bad for 10 bucks... It does stick out about and inch or so but none the
    less i get great reception now everywhere.... It might no be the answer to
    everyones problems but i just thought i would share.

    brian s.
     



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  2. Don R

    Don R Guest

    Are you selling them, or did you really buy one?

    "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:GbadnWjQnoIDMPKiU-KYgw@comcast.com...
    > I was having really bad reception in my house where it would drop 9 out of
    > 10 calls. I was disgusted as i heard the 4400 was really good with

    reception
    > in my area. So, i went on ebay and bought an extendable titanium antenna.

    It
    > has a guarantee that it will boost the signal of the phone or money back.

    SO
    > i said what the hell. Got it on friday and it has not lost a cal since...
    > Not bad for 10 bucks... It does stick out about and inch or so but none

    the
    > less i get great reception now everywhere.... It might no be the answer to
    > everyones problems but i just thought i would share.
    >
    > brian s.
    >
    >
    >
     
  3. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    no, i really bought one...... i was looking between the silver and titanium
    and all different metals and i picked that one, because it had a guarantee.
    Looked at the sellers feedback and everyone said it worked and it did.
    Although it isnt like the original antenna, when you pull it out to the full
    extent, it stays there and you have to push it back down, i suppose if you
    forget about it, it could bend and break unlike the one it came with.

    but yeah it worked..... havent dropped one in the room since i got it. even
    sitting near my computer doing inventory where it would drop just checking
    my minutes. I don't know if it is the area or not but i was mad about having
    a new phone and no reception so i thought it wouldnt hurt to try. i am not
    selling them or endorising the seller, just thought i would share what
    happened with my particular testing....

    brian s.



    "Don R" <drennardnospami@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:37Obb.58648$Aq2.41736@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > Are you selling them, or did you really buy one?
    >
    > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:GbadnWjQnoIDMPKiU-KYgw@comcast.com...
    > > I was having really bad reception in my house where it would drop 9 out

    of
    > > 10 calls. I was disgusted as i heard the 4400 was really good with

    > reception
    > > in my area. So, i went on ebay and bought an extendable titanium

    antenna.
    > It
    > > has a guarantee that it will boost the signal of the phone or money

    back.
    > SO
    > > i said what the hell. Got it on friday and it has not lost a cal

    since...
    > > Not bad for 10 bucks... It does stick out about and inch or so but none

    > the
    > > less i get great reception now everywhere.... It might no be the answer

    to
    > > everyones problems but i just thought i would share.
    > >
    > > brian s.
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  4. David L

    David L Guest

    Hey Brian,

    Just to make a better test, could you swap out the new antenna for the
    old original and see if the dropped calls come back?

    Guarantees are a plus, but even the bogus junk has a guaranty. Sometimes
    the shipping makes a profit even with a return.

    -
    David

    "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in article
    <t4KdnbjTXfPeV_KiU-KYgw@comcast.com>:
    > no, i really bought one...... i was looking between the silver and titanium
    > and all different metals and i picked that one, because it had a guarantee.
    > Looked at the sellers feedback and everyone said it worked and it did.
    > Although it isnt like the original antenna, when you pull it out to the full
    > extent, it stays there and you have to push it back down, i suppose if you
    > forget about it, it could bend and break unlike the one it came with.
    >
    > but yeah it worked..... havent dropped one in the room since i got it. even
    > sitting near my computer doing inventory where it would drop just checking
    > my minutes. I don't know if it is the area or not but i was mad about having
    > a new phone and no reception so i thought it wouldnt hurt to try. i am not
    > selling them or endorising the seller, just thought i would share what
    > happened with my particular testing....
    >
    > brian s.
    >
    >
    >
    > "Don R" <drennardnospami@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > news:37Obb.58648$Aq2.41736@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > > Are you selling them, or did you really buy one?
    > >
    > > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:GbadnWjQnoIDMPKiU-KYgw@comcast.com...
    > > > I was having really bad reception in my house where it would drop 9 out

    > of
    > > > 10 calls. I was disgusted as i heard the 4400 was really good with

    > > reception
    > > > in my area. So, i went on ebay and bought an extendable titanium

    > antenna.
    > > It
    > > > has a guarantee that it will boost the signal of the phone or money

    > back.
    > > SO
    > > > i said what the hell. Got it on friday and it has not lost a cal

    > since...
    > > > Not bad for 10 bucks... It does stick out about and inch or so but none

    > > the
    > > > less i get great reception now everywhere.... It might no be the answer

    > to
    > > > everyones problems but i just thought i would share.
    > > >
    > > > brian s.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  5. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    true.... i didnt check that.. but i will now and see what happens.


    <davNOLindiSpamatHotmaledotkom (David L)> wrote in message
    news:vmvl362augm1ee@corp.supernews.com...
    >
    > Hey Brian,
    >
    > Just to make a better test, could you swap out the new antenna for the
    > old original and see if the dropped calls come back?
    >
    > Guarantees are a plus, but even the bogus junk has a guaranty. Sometimes
    > the shipping makes a profit even with a return.
    >
    > -
    > David
    >
    > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in article
    > <t4KdnbjTXfPeV_KiU-KYgw@comcast.com>:
    > > no, i really bought one...... i was looking between the silver and

    titanium
    > > and all different metals and i picked that one, because it had a

    guarantee.
    > > Looked at the sellers feedback and everyone said it worked and it did.
    > > Although it isnt like the original antenna, when you pull it out to the

    full
    > > extent, it stays there and you have to push it back down, i suppose if

    you
    > > forget about it, it could bend and break unlike the one it came with.
    > >
    > > but yeah it worked..... havent dropped one in the room since i got it.

    even
    > > sitting near my computer doing inventory where it would drop just

    checking
    > > my minutes. I don't know if it is the area or not but i was mad about

    having
    > > a new phone and no reception so i thought it wouldnt hurt to try. i am

    not
    > > selling them or endorising the seller, just thought i would share what
    > > happened with my particular testing....
    > >
    > > brian s.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > "Don R" <drennardnospami@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > > news:37Obb.58648$Aq2.41736@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > > > Are you selling them, or did you really buy one?
    > > >
    > > > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:GbadnWjQnoIDMPKiU-KYgw@comcast.com...
    > > > > I was having really bad reception in my house where it would drop 9

    out
    > > of
    > > > > 10 calls. I was disgusted as i heard the 4400 was really good with
    > > > reception
    > > > > in my area. So, i went on ebay and bought an extendable titanium

    > > antenna.
    > > > It
    > > > > has a guarantee that it will boost the signal of the phone or money

    > > back.
    > > > SO
    > > > > i said what the hell. Got it on friday and it has not lost a cal

    > > since...
    > > > > Not bad for 10 bucks... It does stick out about and inch or so but

    none
    > > > the
    > > > > less i get great reception now everywhere.... It might no be the

    answer
    > > to
    > > > > everyones problems but i just thought i would share.
    > > > >
    > > > > brian s.
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  6. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I did
    find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into menu hit 0
    and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the eco/io
    should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved recieves -3 to -5
    at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it during
    peak times for a better review.


    "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:kaGcnd3S_cbgSvKiXTWJhQ@comcast.com...
    > true.... i didnt check that.. but i will now and see what happens.
    >
    >
    > <davNOLindiSpamatHotmaledotkom (David L)> wrote in message
    > news:vmvl362augm1ee@corp.supernews.com...
    > >
    > > Hey Brian,
    > >
    > > Just to make a better test, could you swap out the new antenna for the
    > > old original and see if the dropped calls come back?
    > >
    > > Guarantees are a plus, but even the bogus junk has a guaranty. Sometimes
    > > the shipping makes a profit even with a return.
    > >
    > > -
    > > David
    > >
    > > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in article
    > > <t4KdnbjTXfPeV_KiU-KYgw@comcast.com>:
    > > > no, i really bought one...... i was looking between the silver and

    > titanium
    > > > and all different metals and i picked that one, because it had a

    > guarantee.
    > > > Looked at the sellers feedback and everyone said it worked and it did.
    > > > Although it isnt like the original antenna, when you pull it out to

    the
    > full
    > > > extent, it stays there and you have to push it back down, i suppose if

    > you
    > > > forget about it, it could bend and break unlike the one it came with.
    > > >
    > > > but yeah it worked..... havent dropped one in the room since i got it.

    > even
    > > > sitting near my computer doing inventory where it would drop just

    > checking
    > > > my minutes. I don't know if it is the area or not but i was mad about

    > having
    > > > a new phone and no reception so i thought it wouldnt hurt to try. i am

    > not
    > > > selling them or endorising the seller, just thought i would share what
    > > > happened with my particular testing....
    > > >
    > > > brian s.
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Don R" <drennardnospami@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    > > > news:37Obb.58648$Aq2.41736@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > > > > Are you selling them, or did you really buy one?
    > > > >
    > > > > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > > > news:GbadnWjQnoIDMPKiU-KYgw@comcast.com...
    > > > > > I was having really bad reception in my house where it would drop

    9
    > out
    > > > of
    > > > > > 10 calls. I was disgusted as i heard the 4400 was really good with
    > > > > reception
    > > > > > in my area. So, i went on ebay and bought an extendable titanium
    > > > antenna.
    > > > > It
    > > > > > has a guarantee that it will boost the signal of the phone or

    money
    > > > back.
    > > > > SO
    > > > > > i said what the hell. Got it on friday and it has not lost a cal
    > > > since...
    > > > > > Not bad for 10 bucks... It does stick out about and inch or so but

    > none
    > > > > the
    > > > > > less i get great reception now everywhere.... It might no be the

    > answer
    > > > to
    > > > > > everyones problems but i just thought i would share.
    > > > > >
    > > > > > brian s.
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > > >
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > >

    > >
    > > [posted via phonescoop.com]

    >
    >
     
  7. _KC_

    _KC_ Guest

    "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I did
    > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into menu hit

    0
    > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the eco/io
    > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved recieves -3

    to -5
    > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it

    during
    > peak times for a better review.



    The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower the #
    the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080 to -095
    is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.



    KC
     
  8. Mike Anselmo

    Mike Anselmo Guest

    "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> wrote in message
    news:wu1cb.2497$pB6.643@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >
    > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    > > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I

    did
    > > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into menu

    hit
    > 0
    > > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the eco/io
    > > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    > > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved recieves -3

    > to -5
    > > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it

    > during
    > > peak times for a better review.

    >
    >
    > The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower the #
    > the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080

    to -095
    > is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.
    >
    >
    >
    > KC
    >
    >


    How can I access this on my T730?

    Mike
     
  9. Charles

    Charles Guest

    In article <LQ2cb.21498$JM.9300600@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
    Mike Anselmo <manselmo@NO_Spam_optonline.net> wrote:
    >
    >"_KC_" <kc@kc.com> wrote in message
    >news:wu1cb.2497$pB6.643@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >>
    >> "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    >> > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I

    >did
    >> > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into menu

    >hit
    >> 0
    >> > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the eco/io
    >> > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    >> > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved recieves -3

    >> to -5
    >> > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it

    >> during
    >> > peak times for a better review.

    >>
    >>
    >> The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower the #
    >> the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080

    >to -095
    >> is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.

    >How can I access this on my T730?


    Enter ##DEBUG (##33284) very quicky, without pausing, to enable this feature.
    Then, Menu,LeftSoftKey to enter that display, and again to get out of it.
    Entering ##DEBUG again will disable it. Note that if the feature is enabled,
    it will enter it when the phone starts up.
     
  10. Mike Anselmo

    Mike Anselmo Guest

    "Charles" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    news:bkr4b402c1a@enews1.newsguy.com...
    > In article <LQ2cb.21498$JM.9300600@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
    > Mike Anselmo <manselmo@NO_Spam_optonline.net> wrote:
    > >
    > >"_KC_" <kc@kc.com> wrote in message
    > >news:wu1cb.2497$pB6.643@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    > >>
    > >> "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > >> news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    > >> > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I

    > >did
    > >> > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into

    menu
    > >hit
    > >> 0
    > >> > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the

    eco/io
    > >> > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    > >> > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved

    recieves -3
    > >> to -5
    > >> > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it
    > >> during
    > >> > peak times for a better review.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower

    the #
    > >> the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080

    > >to -095
    > >> is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.

    > >How can I access this on my T730?

    >
    > Enter ##DEBUG (##33284) very quicky, without pausing, to enable this

    feature.
    > Then, Menu,LeftSoftKey to enter that display, and again to get out of it.
    > Entering ##DEBUG again will disable it. Note that if the feature is

    enabled,
    > it will enter it when the phone starts up.
    >


    I tried what you wrote and it doesn't work. If I put it in quickly as you
    stated, the last number (4) is not input. If I wait it will take the 4 but
    nothing happens. Is there a finishing key after the ##33284? Send gets me an
    uncompleted call.
    Thanks for the help.
    Mike
     
  11. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <kSgcb.2853$XF.1182556@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
    Mike Anselmo <manselmo@NO_Spam_optonline.net> wrote:
    >
    >"Charles" <hoch@exemplary.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:bkr4b402c1a@enews1.newsguy.com...
    >> In article <LQ2cb.21498$JM.9300600@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
    >> Mike Anselmo <manselmo@NO_Spam_optonline.net> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >"_KC_" <kc@kc.com> wrote in message
    >> >news:wu1cb.2497$pB6.643@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net...
    >> >>
    >> >> "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> >> news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    >> >> > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I
    >> >did
    >> >> > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into

    >menu
    >> >hit
    >> >> 0
    >> >> > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the

    >eco/io
    >> >> > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    >> >> > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved

    >recieves -3
    >> >> to -5
    >> >> > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it
    >> >> during
    >> >> > peak times for a better review.
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower

    >the #
    >> >> the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080
    >> >to -095
    >> >> is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.
    >> >How can I access this on my T730?

    >>
    >> Enter ##DEBUG (##33284) very quicky, without pausing, to enable this

    >feature.
    >> Then, Menu,LeftSoftKey to enter that display, and again to get out of it.
    >> Entering ##DEBUG again will disable it. Note that if the feature is

    >enabled,
    >> it will enter it when the phone starts up.
    >>

    >
    >I tried what you wrote and it doesn't work. If I put it in quickly as you
    >stated, the last number (4) is not input. If I wait it will take the 4 but
    >nothing happens. Is there a finishing key after the ##33284? Send gets me an
    >uncompleted call.
    >Thanks for the help.
    >Mike


    The last digit will not be seen when you have done it right.
    And you don't press SEND. After pressing the last digit (4) and
    not seeing it, the mode is active, and Menu,LeftSoftKey will work.
    Sorry for not being more specific; this is a back door which they
    deliberately made obscure so people would not activate it accidentally.
     
  12. momcat1  

    momcat1   Guest

    Does anyone know where I can find the Rx power reading on a Samsung
    A310? Maybe it will help fix our reception problem.
    Thanks!

    "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> wrote in article
    <wu1cb.2497$pB6.643@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>:
    >
    > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    > > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I did
    > > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into menu hit

    > 0
    > > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the eco/io
    > > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    > > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved recieves -3

    > to -5
    > > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it

    > during
    > > peak times for a better review.

    >
    >
    > The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower the #
    > the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080 to -095
    > is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.
    >
    >
    >
    > KC
    >
    >


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  13. brian s.

    brian s. Guest

    althoug my rx is a little bad, the antenna made the eco/io drastically
    better and i am able to make phone calls where i was never able before. now
    i can use my plan and get all the minutes finally..

    brian s.

    "momcat1 " <momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM> wrote in message
    news:vn3tn19ng9jh4a@corp.supernews.com...
    > Does anyone know where I can find the Rx power reading on a Samsung
    > A310? Maybe it will help fix our reception problem.
    > Thanks!
    >
    > "_KC_" <kc@kc.com> wrote in article
    > <wu1cb.2497$pB6.643@newsread2.news.atl.earthlink.net>:
    > >
    > > "brian s." <deadhead73@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > > news:eKudnffyQq6iRvKiU-KYgg@comcast.com...
    > > > eventhough it isn't a prime usage time at 130 am on the east coast. I

    did
    > > > find out that the new antenna is better than the old. I went into menu

    hit
    > > 0
    > > > and then 000000 and went to field test. From what i have read the

    eco/io
    > > > should be -5 to -13 with a good signal. the orignal antenna gives me
    > > > anywhere from a -15 to a -42 while the one i just recieved recieves -3

    > > to -5
    > > > at worst -13. So it has improved in that way. I will have to check it

    > > during
    > > > peak times for a better review.

    > >
    > >
    > > The # below that (Rx Power) is basically the signal strength. Lower the

    #
    > > the better. Generally -065 to -080 is a pretty strong signal. -080

    to -095
    > > is decent. Around -100 and up is when you start dropping calls.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > KC
    > >
    > >

    >
    > [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  14. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:56:17 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
     ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Does anyone know where I can find the Rx power reading on a Samsung
    >A310? Maybe it will help fix our reception problem.


    It's received signal strength not received power. But how will
    knowing it help?
     
  15. Mike Anselmo

    Mike Anselmo Guest

    "> >
    > >I tried what you wrote and it doesn't work. If I put it in quickly as you
    > >stated, the last number (4) is not input. If I wait it will take the 4

    but
    > >nothing happens. Is there a finishing key after the ##33284? Send gets me

    an
    > >uncompleted call.
    > >Thanks for the help.
    > >Mike

    >
    > The last digit will not be seen when you have done it right.
    > And you don't press SEND. After pressing the last digit (4) and
    > not seeing it, the mode is active, and Menu,LeftSoftKey will work.
    > Sorry for not being more specific; this is a back door which they
    > deliberately made obscure so people would not activate it accidentally.


    OK, Chaz I got it. Now, what does all this mean? I see that I can enable GPS
    and get my lat lon. Neat. Is there a way to decipher all the other numbers?
    I can see some numbers changing which I assume are signal strength. Some
    appear to be in hexadecimal. e.g. 9c287. I imagine that this can get a
    novice into some trouble requiring a trip to Verizon.

    Thanks for your help,
    Mike
     
  16. momcat1  

    momcat1   Guest

    In our county, we have considerable problem with retaining a signal.
    Once you are 50 miles away from where welive, the signal is great! The
    original poster was talking about a replacement antenna for his phone
    that made a measurable difference in the Rx signal. I'm theorizing that
    if we do that, we might be able to compensate for the signal problems
    where we live, or at least improve the situation. Verizon says there's
    nothing wrong with the phones, but they behave worse than our old Nokia
    5185's. In the house these phones are much more sensitive to signals
    from competing towers.
    Also, if I can get a Rx reading from my phone and compare it to where I
    work, where i have no problem with signal, it might give me more clues.

    Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    <gkg4nvcbarft70a4gnq7imuocp62ki2rod@Pern.rk>:
    > On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:56:17 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
    >  ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    > >Does anyone know where I can find the Rx power reading on a Samsung
    > >A310? Maybe it will help fix our reception problem.

    >
    > It's received signal strength not received power. But how will
    > knowing it help?


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  17. CharlesH

    CharlesH Guest

    In article <OHrcb.7085$XF.3631395@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv.net>,
    Mike Anselmo <manselmo@NO_Spam_optonline.net> wrote:
    >"> >
    >> >I tried what you wrote and it doesn't work. If I put it in quickly as you
    >> >stated, the last number (4) is not input. If I wait it will take the 4

    >but
    >> >nothing happens. Is there a finishing key after the ##33284? Send gets me

    >an
    >> >uncompleted call.
    >> >Thanks for the help.
    >> >Mike

    >>
    >> The last digit will not be seen when you have done it right.
    >> And you don't press SEND. After pressing the last digit (4) and
    >> not seeing it, the mode is active, and Menu,LeftSoftKey will work.
    >> Sorry for not being more specific; this is a back door which they
    >> deliberately made obscure so people would not activate it accidentally.

    >
    >OK, Chaz I got it. Now, what does all this mean? I see that I can enable GPS
    >and get my lat lon. Neat. Is there a way to decipher all the other numbers?
    >I can see some numbers changing which I assume are signal strength. Some
    >appear to be in hexadecimal. e.g. 9c287. I imagine that this can get a
    >novice into some trouble requiring a trip to Verizon.
    >
    >Thanks for your help,
    >Mike


    Take a look at http://ridge.trideja.com/wireless/ststatus.html

    This page is for the StarTac, but the newer Motorola phones use the
    same call status screen. I'd be real careful with the other DEBUG screens;
    some of them might mess up your phone's configuration.
     
  18. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 20:44:07 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
     ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    ><gkg4nvcbarft70a4gnq7imuocp62ki2rod@Pern.rk>:
    >> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:56:17 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
    >>  ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:


    >> >Does anyone know where I can find the Rx power reading on a Samsung
    >> >A310? Maybe it will help fix our reception problem.


    >> It's received signal strength not received power. But how will
    >> knowing it help?


    >In our county, we have considerable problem with retaining a signal.
    >Once you are 50 miles away from where welive, the signal is great! The
    >original poster was talking about a replacement antenna for his phone
    >that made a measurable difference in the Rx signal. I'm theorizing that
    >if we do that, we might be able to compensate for the signal problems
    >where we live, or at least improve the situation. Verizon says there's
    >nothing wrong with the phones, but they behave worse than our old Nokia
    >5185's. In the house these phones are much more sensitive to signals
    >from competing towers.
    >Also, if I can get a Rx reading from my phone and compare it to where I
    >work, where i have no problem with signal, it might give me more clues.


    Understood. You might try emailing Brian Doreste
    (cellhelp1@bridog.net) and ask if he can email you his Samsung A310
    file. It's not on his web site (http://www.bridog.net/cellular/)
    although there's a dead link to it. Samsung may have given him some
    static for posting it.
     
  19. momcat1  

    momcat1   Guest

    The link doesn't work because it went to Steve Crow's site, which Steve
    recently updated. IT's an old link.

    Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    <8f27nvkntpqh5g4veqogu18n2e3d923jpp@Pern.rk>:
    > On Thu, 25 Sep 2003 20:44:07 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
    >  ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:
    >
    > >Al Klein <rukbat@pern.org> wrote in article
    > ><gkg4nvcbarft70a4gnq7imuocp62ki2rod@Pern.rk>:
    > >> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 19:56:17 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
    > >>  ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >
    > >> >Does anyone know where I can find the Rx power reading on a Samsung
    > >> >A310? Maybe it will help fix our reception problem.

    >
    > >> It's received signal strength not received power. But how will
    > >> knowing it help?

    >
    > >In our county, we have considerable problem with retaining a signal.
    > >Once you are 50 miles away from where welive, the signal is great! The
    > >original poster was talking about a replacement antenna for his phone
    > >that made a measurable difference in the Rx signal. I'm theorizing that
    > >if we do that, we might be able to compensate for the signal problems
    > >where we live, or at least improve the situation. Verizon says there's
    > >nothing wrong with the phones, but they behave worse than our old Nokia
    > >5185's. In the house these phones are much more sensitive to signals
    > >from competing towers.
    > >Also, if I can get a Rx reading from my phone and compare it to where I
    > >work, where i have no problem with signal, it might give me more clues.

    >
    > Understood. You might try emailing Brian Doreste
    > (cellhelp1@bridog.net) and ask if he can email you his Samsung A310
    > file. It's not on his web site (http://www.bridog.net/cellular/)
    > although there's a dead link to it. Samsung may have given him some
    > static for posting it.


    [posted via phonescoop.com]
     
  20. Al Klein

    Al Klein Guest

    On Mon, 29 Sep 2003 19:58:50 -0000, momcat1@hotmail.comNOSPAM (momcat1
     ) posted in alt.cellular.verizon:

    >The link doesn't work because it went to Steve Crow's site, which Steve
    >recently updated. IT's an old link.


    Thanks.

    It's now http://www.stevecrow.net/phones/
    click on Samsung on the left, then on the A310 link in the box in the
    middle.
     

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