- 10-09-2012, 07:19 AM #1
At my workpalce my carrier's signal strenght is kind of weak anyway so not a big deal, but the point is...why others here don't have to endure the same "one-to-two bar" signal thing like I do?
Comparing among workmates' phones from the same carrier, my Omnia W seems to be the worst against several android phones (Sony, LG...even Samsung for god's sake!) and the iPhone 4S.
And for some reason for the past month at least once a week I get a "Emergency Calls Only" message in the phone tile, so I need to reboot in order to find the network's signal...very weird.
Anyone experiencing anything like this?
Last edited by Mordor2112; 10-09-2012 at 07:34 AM.
10-09-2012, 04:22 PM #3
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Signal strength depends on a few factors
How close is the nearest cell tower to you, who is your carrier ?
Does your work have thick walls or alot of electrical devices ?
Does it happen both indoors or outdoors?
Emergency Call usually happen when your Carrier Network goes down from my exprience or it is a sign that your SIM Card is going bad.Nokia Lumia 521 (GDR2/Amber) - TMobile Prepaid Unlimited + 2.5gb Hotspot
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- 10-10-2012, 08:09 AM #4
I work at an airport and my office isn't in the best place for mobile communications (an IT environment with too many antennas cluttered together just a few meters from our ceiling), so normally ALL carriers get a weaker signal here. Now...your remark about my Sim Card going bad is beginning to sound too familiar. You're like the 3rd person to say this!
Since nobody gets Emergency Only messages but me...I'll definitely look into it.
- 10-10-2012, 08:18 AM #5
I have the Samsung focus flash or Omnia W and I usually get 3 bars at work. 2 bars if I go to the opposite end of the building ( probably has thick concrete walls ) . I get 2 bars where other people get none. Outside I get 5 ( full bars ).
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- 11-09-2012, 01:01 PM #8