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    For those of you with both a 755 and 700 who claim better reception would you please post the RSSI value of both phones in the same location.

    You can access this information by going to your phone screen and hitting:
    ##33284#

    THank you for your time.
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    For example on my 650 and 700 the RSSI is the same in the same location (-100) however the treo 650 shows 1 bar and the 700 shows 2 bars.

    But the number of bars is not a valid indicator of what signal is better. Since the RSSI signal is the same on both phones, we know the reception is the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ink883 View Post
    You can access this information by going to your phone screen and hitting:
    ##33284#

    THank you for your time.
    I wouldn't be able to help you because I don't have a 700 and just got on Sprint, but I dialed the number to see what it said and I got a recording that said "you're not authorized to use this feature, if you'd like to add features to your account please call..."
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    Do any of the ## codes work for you?
    http://wiki.treocentral.com/index.php/Sprint
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    ## codes work just fine on the 755p. I get slightly worse reception with the 755p than the 700p. About 2-3db worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsxprime View Post
    ## codes work just fine on the 755p. I get slightly worse reception with the 755p than the 700p. About 2-3db worse.
    This makes sense to me because of the internal antenna.
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    here's what my friend tested w/her 755 and 700:

    755p -85, -84, -80, -78, -81, -79, -81
    700p -78, -79, -86, -84, -86, -87, -83
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    From my experience of living in a Sprint coverage hole (meaning poor coverage inside and outside) my 755p will still hold a call like my 700p with one bar. I can't say it's drastically better but it is slightly better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xchpstang View Post
    From my experience of living in a Sprint coverage hole (meaning poor coverage inside and outside)
    I, also, have a coverage hole at home, but the 755 does much better than the 700P.

    700P was never able to connect to Powervision, 755 connects easily, plus now I get enough signal to make calls regularly from home.

    Vast improvement, as far as I can tell.
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    thats what I want to hear
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    None of the figures posted seem to indicate a vast improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneL View Post
    I, also, have a coverage hole at home, but the 755 does much better than the 700P.

    700P was never able to connect to Powervision, 755 connects easily, plus now I get enough signal to make calls regularly from home.

    Vast improvement, as far as I can tell.
    I can finally place and receive calls with my 755p in my office at home, something I could only do about 30% of the time with the 700p and most of those times it would be roaming.

    A huge improvement for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ink883 View Post
    Do any of the ## codes work for you?
    http://wiki.treocentral.com/index.php/Sprint
    Actually, they are all working now that I know what to do. When I used the screen numbers they pop up as soon as I hit the last # symbal. I've always done that on the dialpad as I have a wallpaper and no dialpad, and then I pressed send. Sorry. I have no idea how to read the one you wanted for speed, but my lifetime minutes say 222. One thing that bothers me is that it says the warranty date is April 28, 2007. I just got it on May 14th.
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    Here are my values...

    do I want higher or lower numbers?

    755p: -97,-95,-89,-92,-90,-95,-88
    650: -88,-89,-92,-101,-89,-87

    The 755p seems to be a bit better. But I am disappointed. I expected better improvements for the $250 i paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tip View Post
    Here are my values...

    do I want higher or lower numbers?

    755p: -97,-95,-89,-92,-90,-95,-88
    650: -88,-89,-92,-101,-89,-87

    The 755p seems to be a bit better. But I am disappointed. I expected better improvements for the $250 i paid.
    As I understand it the lower the number the better the signal. Thus, it would seem your 650 is getting better reception then the 755p.

    And this makes sense; it would be hard to make an internal antenna that gets a better signal then an external one (at least without sacrificing battery power).
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    Actually, the higher the number the better. Remember that the numbers are negative and thus -88 is higher than -97.
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    A phones signal has 2 factors distance and object in the way to the tower and the phones radio itself. Phone radios can only be so powerful and the older phones had more powerful radios than todays newer ones.

    Next to the sanyo phones on sprint I have yet to see another phone get as good as reception as the treo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsxprime View Post
    Actually, the higher the number the better. Remember that the numbers are negative and thus -88 is higher than -97.
    Yes, your right, I had not made myself clear (i was thinking absolute value).
    -88 is a better/stronger signal then -97.

    Thus, I am unsure the 755 gets a stronger signal then the 700 or 650.
    Last edited by ink883; 05/21/2007 at 11:30 PM.
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    I get great signal pretty much anywhere I am (on Verizon with a 650), but in the summers I live in a suburban town working in a building on the top of a hill where it's usually impossible to complete a call with any carrier. I'm very excited at the possibility that the 755 will come out this summer and offer me a fighting chance of not dropping calls as much. I've been following lots of threads with interest and I'm seeing a lot of people saying they live in an area with sketchy reception and can make calls better with the 755 than their old 650 or 700. I have yet to see anyone say, "My 700 could make a call here, and now my 755 can't." To me this is the most important thing -- RSSI numbers are good, but the real question is can I dial a person's phone and talk to them or not. So far based on the anecdotal evidence, the 755 seems to be coming out ahead or at least as good as previous models.
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    The 755 DOES get clearly better reception than the 650 in the real world. Back to back testing in the same elevator shows the 650 dropping every time and the 755 holding onto the signal. I need to go back and test the 700p in that same location.
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