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    My Palm Pixi+ has from 0 to 1 bars at my home and my old nokia 5000 has always full signal strength using the same sim card.

    Why?
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 09/01/2012 at 01:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackylol View Post
    My Palm Pixi+ has from 0 to 1 bars at my home and my old nokia 5000 has always full signal strength using the same sim card.

    Why?
    Various reasons.

    Antenna design has changed significantly and perhaps you have lead paint.

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    Disabling 3G should raise your signal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalx View Post
    Disabling 3G should raise your signal.
    Didn't mention that because I had no clue what network he was on.

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    3G is always disabled, the worst thing is that I receive sms hours or days later...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackylol View Post
    My Palm Pixi+ has from 0 to 1 bars at my home and my old nokia 5000 has always full signal strength using the same sim card.

    Why?
    From my friend in the wireless business, never trust the number of bars as signal strength. More importantly, signal strength can also be misleading as a strong signal can actually provide poor reception.
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    +1 for all signal indicators being different from model to model.

    How is the quality of voice?

    SMS delay is a separate issue and something I've seen talked about in conjunction with "strong" signal. As in: "I have 5 bars and my Texts don't come in on time!!!"

    Using the site search for "pixi sms text delay" yields a lot of discussion, some of which may help you.
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    sometimes I try to make a call and it says no service, sometimes it changes to SOS mode, sometimes there are signal bars but if i try to make a call it does nothing ...
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    Again, don't trust what the bars say. Nokia is known for being able to get reception from within a nuclear reactor housing, but those that's a Nokia. Also keep in mind 2G on GSM needs a strong signal to be reliable. As 2G phones connect to only one tower at a time, a poor signal will cause numerous interruptions so while you may see bars, it isn't a strong consistent signal. On the other hand, CDMA and GSM 3G connect to multiple towers, so it can always fall back to the tower producing the best signal. If given the choice, I always had better experience with 3G, though because of what I said above, low signals will eat your battery.

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