I've had this phone for about 20 days now and It isn't working for me. I can no longer use my phone in my basement, and numerous places around the city I have trouble getting decent signal. Can anyone offer feedback that has this phone in Winnipeg?
In my basement in South St VItal my signal strenth is anywhere from -105 to -90 dbm. Upstaris I get up to -80 dbm. Outside I've seen it as high as -70 dbm.
I'm missing calls all the time and have trouble placing calls. As I came from another provider (MTS on their CDMA network), I don't know if this is the network or the phone causing me problems.
I would have returned the phone before the 15 day guarantee, but I was well over the 30 minute talk time within a few days. To be honest I wanted to make it work as nobody can't beat Fido's plan with my usage.
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Hey there, don't know if you ever found a resolve to this - but I think I might have an idea...i'm going to be posting another thread to see if anyone can confirm. I just bougth and Droid 2 Global and unlocked it to use on fido. Right away I noticed that my signal strength dropped and I thought...**bleep** I got a defective phone.
then I was playing with settings and it gave me the option of GSM only (better battery life), UMTS only (better performance), or automatic. So I read a bit more, seems like rogers/fido is slowly launching a UMTS network, but I gather its not full strength quite yet. From what I read, UMTS is still new, it can run alongside GSM but uses code division instead of time division..ok a bit to techy maybe...
Anyway, when I switch to GSM only, I get full signal strength. When I switch to UMTS only, the signal is much weaker, however my download speeds are way way faster, like 2-3x or more faster. So maybe your phone is also UMTS capable, and your phone is accessing the rogers/fido UMTS network which is not full strength quite. I'm gonna post a new thread with this question, maybe someone in the know in confirm.