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    Can someone that had or has both phones post their RSSI value here. To get the RSSI value, on the Phone screen, press ##33284#. Thanks in advance.
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    700p -89 to -90
    755p -97 to -100

    Why?
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    I'm debating on upgrading and the only reason I would if it has better reception than 700p.
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    You can measure 1xRTT reception and EVDO reception on the debug screen. The 755p has better reception than the 700p and has been confirmed. The 755p can place calls and hold calls in areas that the 700p cannot.
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    I don't thin that's true for sure. Look at treozero report.

    700p -89 to -90
    755p -97 to -100

    His 755 has higher RSSI value therefore his 700 has better reception.
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    correct me if I'm wrong, but the higher the number, the weaker the signal, right?
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    Yes that's correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by treozero View Post
    700p -89 to -90
    755p -97 to -100

    Why?
    no antenna?
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    Well mathematically speaking, if you leave the minus sign on, -100 is actually a smaller number than -90, so you could still say that higher values equate to a higher signal. The problem with comparing the RSSI values from different phones (and different models to boot) is that they might not be calibrated the same way.

    The only thing that you can really say with any confidence is that a -70 would equate to a better signal strength than a -90 on the same exact phone.
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    THe RSSI values are almost idential when i held the 700 and 755 side by side (+/- 1).

    Others have reported their treo 755 got better reception, however, there could be other factors such as updated PRL's etc.

    I wouldn't stress the reception. You can pick one up and try it for 30 days, if you don't like it you can get a full refund.
    Visor --> Visor Platinum --> Treo 300 --> Treo 600 --> Treo 650 --> Treo 700p --> Treo 755p --> Treo 800w --> Palm Pre
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    In another thread, I posted that a more useful value is the percentage of dropped frames. Compare those two side by side and see which is better.

    Tom
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    Compared my wife's 755 to my 700. No statiscal difference in RSSI values. These values change more within a foot of your location than the difference between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznmode View Post
    I don't thin that's true for sure. Look at treozero report.

    700p -89 to -90
    755p -97 to -100

    His 755 has higher RSSI value therefore his 700 has better reception.
    You're wrong. Test each phone, at the same time, in the same location and you'll find that I'm right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ink883 View Post
    THe RSSI values are almost idential when i held the 700 and 755 side by side (+/- 1).

    Others have reported their treo 755 got better reception, however, there could be other factors such as updated PRL's etc.
    I wonder how much truth there is to this last bit. . . It seems that every new phone I buy gets better reception than the last. Maybe the cell phone companies scam us by not upgrading PRLs automatically.

    I know one thing's for sure, tho...my 755 hasn't dropped a call yet, whereas I was getting a few dollars a month from Sprint for all the calls I received with the 650.
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    755p
    85 to 91
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    Ask Google, and ye shall receive: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...=Google+Search

    ...and BTW, there's no point in giving us your RSSI unless you have a previous Treo directly next to the 755 to compare it to. This thread is about direct comparisons!
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    Both fluctuated between 88 to 94, and often were at opposite ends of the range at any given time. One thing I noticed was the 755 always had more bars showing, which could mean absolutely nothing, too.
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    Those bars are about as significant as a computer telling you the exact time a CD'll be done ripping or burning (or even downloading).

    I *do* know that there's some truth to the 755p having greater reception than the 650. I always had dropped calls at my girlfriend's house, but not anymore....sometimes while I was driving too, but not anymore.

    As stated above, this could just be due to a PRL update seeing as how the RSSI is still approx the same on each phone....lots of variables, but I see outdated PRL as one of the largest factors behind having crappy reception -- if not THE largest.
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    Phone reception seems to be one of the (few) complaints Palm was actually sensitive about (that, and the "huge" difference of 1mm in the case size). From the 600-> 650-> 700 to the 755 I have noticed slightly better reception every model.

    However, many are reporting that the data connection on the 755 is having problems (see another thread).
    Treo 755s in good condition available on ebay for $50-$75. No need to pay for insurance or buy a Pre.

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