LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

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LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

In my home, I noticed that when the network mode is on LTE the signal is consistently 1 bar. But when i change it to HSPA or GSM, it goes up to 4-5 bars. Is this normal for LG phones or other LTE phones? My friend who lives with me has a samsung phone but has full bars when on LTE mode.

 

 

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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

Any network can be affected, not only LTE. Signal strength depends on which frequency you're connected to and how close you are the tower you are as well as your environment. 

 

If you're connected to LTE and make/receive a call, you're phone will switch to 3G/4G. The LTE network is stricly for data. 

 

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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

Hey J-Walk. 

 

Does your friend also have a Fido phone? 

 

Community, has anyone else experienced this?

 

Keep us posted. 



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yes, we both have a Fido phone

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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

Hey J-Walk,

 

Does the same issue occur when you try his SIM card in your phone or your SIM card in his phone? 

 

Let us know! 



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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

Unfortunately my friend doesn't have the Samsung phone anymore so I couldn't test it out. Their current phone (galaxy core lte) is also experiencing low signal.
I read somewhere that LTE can't penetrate past walls as well as 4G networks, thus having lower bars when indoors (goes up to 5 bars very occassionally when I'm outdoors). I also noticed when I'm receiving or making calls the network automatically changes to 4G. so what's exactly happening with the LTE network??
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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

I see, J-Walk. Thanks for letting us know.

 

The lte signal (or any type of signal) can indeed vary depending on the phone you are using. Also, different types of building materials can impede your signal strength. 

 

As for the network changing during the voice calls, you should still be able to continue your calls on 4g. Let us know if they drop when the network switches from lte to 4g.

 

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So you're saying LTE is more "vulnerable" to buildings and the type of phone, while the 4G is more consistent?
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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

Any network can be affected, not only LTE. Signal strength depends on which frequency you're connected to and how close you are the tower you are as well as your environment. 

 

If you're connected to LTE and make/receive a call, you're phone will switch to 3G/4G. The LTE network is stricly for data. 

 

Hope it helps!



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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

Hello fellow fido peeps. Another important thing to note:  LTE Antennas might be in a completely different physical location than a 2G/3G Antenna, so your phone might show a stronger signal on 3G than on LTE, however your phone should be smart enough to know if the LTE signal, though its lower than normal is usable or not, and will camp on that signal if certain conditions exist, otherwise your phone will want to lock onto the 2G or 3G signal instead. If you can make a phone call without it breaking up, you should be ok.  Another thing, some phones may have different set of LTE frequencies so it may not always report the same as you or your friends.

 

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Re: LG G3 - low signal strength on LTE mode

I appear to be having similar connection issues with my brand new G3... Except it isn't just when I'm indoors. I was biking around my town this morning and in many places, I got 1-2 bars, while in other places I got 3 or more. I looked it up and it would appear to be an issue with the G3. Other than this though, I have no reason to change phones.

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