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I went back to my old phone!

by captainjimmy / December 1, 2008 4:04 AM PST

I'm using my old LG phone, which has a retractable antenna. I live and work in fringe areas of cellphone reception. I've tried to find phone ratings having to do with reception issues, but no luck! I used to use AT&T, went to Verizon, and it helped a bunch. The new one I was using is great for seeing the display, without my reading glasses. But not so much for receiving a signal. That's the phone I want. one that has an easily read display, for an old-fart like me. And one with superior reception, in fringe areas

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What works, works ;)
by Pepe7 / December 1, 2008 4:40 AM PST

There's nothing wrong with sticking with what works. My old Nokia candybar style phones pretty much beat everything else as far as holding a GSM call in a fringe reception area is concerned. YMMV.

-Pedro

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verizon cell phone
by 2586086 / December 1, 2008 11:34 PM PST

Hello, I had a LG 8700, I went to the Palm Treo wx. This phone has a lot better reception and I can make a call when my 8700 could not. Hope this helps

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re:
by make_it_w3rk / December 2, 2008 5:02 AM PST

I work in the cell phone industry and I can tell that phones with the retractable antenna work the best

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retract antenna
by captainjimmy / December 2, 2008 9:10 AM PST
In reply to: re:

But none of the new ones have a retractable antenna?right?

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YMMV
by Pepe7 / December 3, 2008 12:29 AM PST
In reply to: re:

My old Nokia candybar style phones without retractable antennas, especially the 6340i & 3120b, hold onto calls like super glue. I probably wouldn't generalize based on antenna style. It really depends on the radio under the hood IMHO. For that reason, I still use the 6340i GAIT phone for quick network testing. Now when I connected the 6340i to an external car mounted antenna---WOW!

cheers,
Pedro

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