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  1. Noahas's Avatar
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    I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I have had the GSM Cingular version for about 2 months, and the last few weeks, I will be standing still and on a call and the signal strength will go from 3 bars down to none in 5 seconds. It also seems to have difficulties switching from 1 tower to another, taking the signal down to nothing and not changing towers (and thus getting 4 bars) until I hang up a call, and then it bounces from 0 strength to 4 bars.

    I have tried a "factory reset" and no good, I am also awaiting a replacement phone from P1. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem and if it was fixed by the replacement.

    Thanks in advance.
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    I have Cingular GSM Treo and have had that same problem, when I begin the call and have full signal strength and have the level of the signal to fall off dramatically during the call even though I have not physically moved. Seems like the signal just comes in and out during the call rather than being at a constrant level.
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    I wouldn't even mind having the signal bars rise and fall, but the problem is that it goes down to zero and disconennects with such regularity, that I can't have an important phone call on the treo for fear I will constantly lose the connection.

    Have you tried a replacement to see it that helps, or is this just an inherent problem with the Cingular or GSM treos in general?

    Thanks
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    hi. I have a cingular unlocked treo and I have the same problem. I use it in the middle east and thought it was a network problem. maybe it is treo 600 in general. have to see other treos than cingular. bye
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    Anyone have a Cingular GSM that does NOT have this problem?
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    Same experience here. But I experienced the same with T-MO and my T270. I assumed it was my coverage area or something environmental.
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    I have the same problem, but so does my wife. She uses a Motorola V400. I have spoken to Cingular several times about the problem. Their response was that dozens of things can affect the signal. Now that helps narrow it down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcatan
    I have the same problem, but so does my wife. She uses a Motorola V400. I have spoken to Cingular several times about the problem. Their response was that dozens of things can affect the signal. Now that helps narrow it down.
    Interesting.....my wife and I also have this problem and she too uses a V400. Cingular tells me it will get better when the merger with AT&T is done since they will pick up new towers.
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    All of this would be fine with the exception that I NEVER had this problem with my old Nokia (5340i I believe). It did GSM as well as TDMA and analog. I never dropped a call ever. Well, I am hoping that my replacement should be here any day, and hopefully that will work. Some of you might want to try a factory reset. It seemed to help me for a few days.

    Use backupman or similar, make a back up, do a soft reset while holding "k" and "<-" (I believe, do a search here on factory reset). This seemed to work for a few days with better coverage.
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    All I know is that I've had numerous calls 'dropped' since swithcing to the t6. It really chaps my *** that I spent all this coin to upgrade to a phone that performs poorer than my previous T20 (I forget what it's called). Is this just something we have to deal with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by noahas
    I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem. I have had the GSM Cingular version for about 2 months, and the last few weeks, I will be standing still and on a call and the signal strength will go from 3 bars down to none in 5 seconds. It also seems to have difficulties switching from 1 tower to another, taking the signal down to nothing and not changing towers (and thus getting 4 bars) until I hang up a call, and then it bounces from 0 strength to 4 bars.

    I have tried a "factory reset" and no good, I am also awaiting a replacement phone from P1. I am wondering if anyone has had this problem and if it was fixed by the replacement.

    Thanks in advance.
    When I first started using Cingular I had little problems with this and then about 2 weeks ago....I started having major problems when on Cingular Extend (ATT in this case)...I raised a fuss with tech support...the kept passing me up to diff levels of tech support. Nothing fixed the problem. Then one day...this past weekend...everything got better again...perfect? No...but at least I am not losing signal between towers...I do still have intermittent problems when on an ATT tower...but not nearly as bad as the last 2 weeks. I do think the Cingular/ATT merger will help. I am thinking of testing T-MO...in our area T-MO coverage is great...my wife has T-MO and has not signal problems at all (only uses TDMA though).
    KeNNethX - The gUy iS oUt tHeRe!
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    I've got a cingular t600 in south texas and I haven't had any problems with signals being dropped (unless I'm way out in the sticks). compared to my v60 on t-mo, cingular signal is much better.

    tok
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    I think the Cingular signal issue is unique to their network- I've been on Cingular for several years, and jump to AT&T in extend areas- I've experienced the signal anomalies (signal drops from 3+ bars to nothing without changing physical location during calls) as long as I've been on Cingular- Guess I've gotten used to it and learned a level of tolerance. I'm in Seattle, W- You'd think that with all the wireless conglomorates and techy types based here, we'd get some decent tower coverage-- NO SUCH LUCK!!! Black holes everywhere.

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