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  1. #1
    Spookytooth
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    SE K750i on O2

    Signal strength is poor at my home address, fluctuating minute by minute
    between zero "bars", through one bar (most commonly), through four bars
    (rarely). With my contract O2 SIM in the K750i I get the "emergency calls
    only" message on screen which I assume means the phone is out of contact
    with the O2 network. Calls and texts almost always fail. Elsewhere the
    handset works OK though from time to time I get the emergency etc message in
    low signal areas.

    If I put the same SIM in my older Moto V500 I can make calls and send texts
    no problem from home, though call quality is usually a bit dodgy as you
    might expect at zero/one bar.

    If I put a PAYG O2 SIM into the K750i I also can't make calls or send texts
    from home.

    I can't find much about K750i performance being poor on the web or in Google
    groups.

    Do you think the handset is faulty? Is it worth returning the handset to the
    retailer or are they likely to bounce it straight back?

    Opinions welcome...





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  2. #2
    Malcolm J Reid
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    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area


    "Spookytooth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > SE K750i on O2
    >
    > Signal strength is poor at my home address, fluctuating minute by minute
    > between zero "bars", through one bar (most commonly), through four bars
    > (rarely). With my contract O2 SIM in the K750i I get the "emergency calls
    > only" message on screen which I assume means the phone is out of contact
    > with the O2 network. Calls and texts almost always fail. Elsewhere the
    > handset works OK though from time to time I get the emergency etc message

    in
    > low signal areas.
    >
    > If I put the same SIM in my older Moto V500 I can make calls and send

    texts
    > no problem from home, though call quality is usually a bit dodgy as you
    > might expect at zero/one bar.
    >
    > If I put a PAYG O2 SIM into the K750i I also can't make calls or send

    texts
    > from home.
    >
    > I can't find much about K750i performance being poor on the web or in

    Google
    > groups.
    >
    > Do you think the handset is faulty? Is it worth returning the handset to

    the
    > retailer or are they likely to bounce it straight back?
    >
    > Opinions welcome...
    >
    >

    Same problem here (Walton-on-Thames, Surrey) however 2 750i,s usually
    outperform a 6310i on voice/text. No experience with WAP/Internet with K750i





  3. #3
    Lez Pawl
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area


    "Spookytooth" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > SE K750i on O2
    >
    > Signal strength is poor at my home address, fluctuating minute by minute
    > between zero "bars", through one bar (most commonly), through four bars
    > (rarely). With my contract O2 SIM in the K750i I get the "emergency calls
    > only" message on screen which I assume means the phone is out of contact
    > with the O2 network. Calls and texts almost always fail. Elsewhere the
    > handset works OK though from time to time I get the emergency etc message
    > in low signal areas.
    >
    > If I put the same SIM in my older Moto V500 I can make calls and send
    > texts no problem from home, though call quality is usually a bit dodgy as
    > you might expect at zero/one bar.
    >
    > If I put a PAYG O2 SIM into the K750i I also can't make calls or send
    > texts from home.
    >
    > I can't find much about K750i performance being poor on the web or in
    > Google groups.
    >
    > Do you think the handset is faulty? Is it worth returning the handset to
    > the retailer or are they likely to bounce it straight back?
    >
    > Opinions welcome...
    >


    have you updated the firmware......





  4. #4
    Paul B
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area

    Thus spake Spookytooth:
    > SE K750i on O2
    >
    > Signal strength is poor at my home address, fluctuating minute by
    > minute between zero "bars", through one bar (most commonly), through
    > four bars (rarely). With my contract O2 SIM in the K750i I get the
    > "emergency calls only" message on screen which I assume means the
    > phone is out of contact with the O2 network. Calls and texts almost
    > always fail. Elsewhere the handset works OK though from time to time
    > I get the emergency etc message in low signal areas.
    >
    > If I put the same SIM in my older Moto V500 I can make calls and send
    > texts no problem from home, though call quality is usually a bit
    > dodgy as you might expect at zero/one bar.
    >
    > If I put a PAYG O2 SIM into the K750i I also can't make calls or send
    > texts from home.
    >
    > I can't find much about K750i performance being poor on the web or in
    > Google groups.
    >
    > Do you think the handset is faulty? Is it worth returning the handset
    > to the retailer or are they likely to bounce it straight back?
    >
    > Opinions welcome...


    Both K750s I've owned had equally poor RF performance on Voda in my case &
    consequently with the earliest & current firmware. Unfortunately, discussing
    RF performance is deeply unfashionable these days. When the K750 1st came
    out, I mentioned it on this very forum but it wasn't what many here wanted
    to hear was the impression I got.

    To me, it doesn't matter how good the camera or other secondary features are
    on a phone if it can't make or receive calls outside of urban areas well. SE
    have taken the eye off the ball when it comes to core functionality. SE's
    K700 has far better RF as does Mot's V3 which proves its not to do with
    internal antennas not being up to the job but lack of sound design. Even
    magazines these days don't bother measuring performance but talk up features
    instead. My brother lives in a very rural part of the UK & uses a recently
    acquired but ancient Alcatel model so he can get a signal. Your K750 is
    probably NOT faulty but just fairly average for a modern bells & whistles
    phone.

    --
    Basically, I hate people who preface nearly every sentence with the word
    'basically'!





  5. #5
    Noisy Bacon
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area

    > have you updated the firmware......


    No. I'm terrified of firmware updates since, while following supplied
    instructions to the letter, I screwed a motherboard while updating the
    BIOS.





  6. #6
    Noisy Bacon
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area


    "Noisy Bacon"

    er... aka Spookytooth





  7. #7
    Lez Pawl
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area


    "Noisy Bacon" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >> have you updated the firmware......

    >
    >
    > No. I'm terrified of firmware updates since, while following supplied
    > instructions to the letter, I screwed a motherboard while updating the
    > BIOS.
    >


    the SE software to do it is a doddle.........just download from SE site and
    follow the instructions.





  8. #8
    Chris Boyd
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area

    On 2006-08-03 12:16:05 +0100, "Noisy Bacon" <[email protected]> said:

    >> have you updated the firmware......

    >
    >
    > No. I'm terrified of firmware updates since, while following supplied
    > instructions to the letter, I screwed a motherboard while updating the
    > BIOS.


    I would go to sonyericsson.com and give it a whirl. It's a shockingly
    easy process!

    Chris





  9. #9
    Robert
    Guest

    Re: K750i on O2: no reception in low signal strength area

    "Paul B" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >> Signal strength is poor at my home address, fluctuating minute by
    >> minute between zero "bars", through one bar (most commonly), through
    >> four bars (rarely). With my contract O2 SIM in the K750i I get the
    >> "emergency calls only" message on screen which I assume means the
    >> phone is out of contact with the O2 network. Calls and texts almost
    >> always fail. Elsewhere the handset works OK though from time to time
    >> I get the emergency etc message in low signal areas.
    >>
    >> If I put the same SIM in my older Moto V500 I can make calls and send
    >> texts no problem from home, though call quality is usually a bit
    >> dodgy as you might expect at zero/one bar.
    >>
    >> If I put a PAYG O2 SIM into the K750i I also can't make calls or send
    >> texts from home.
    >>
    >> I can't find much about K750i performance being poor on the web or in
    >> Google groups.
    >>
    >> Do you think the handset is faulty? Is it worth returning the handset
    >> to the retailer or are they likely to bounce it straight back?
    >>
    >> Opinions welcome...

    >
    > Both K750s I've owned had equally poor RF performance on Voda in my case &
    > consequently with the earliest & current firmware. Unfortunately,
    > discussing RF performance is deeply unfashionable these days. When the
    > K750 1st came out, I mentioned it on this very forum but it wasn't what
    > many here wanted to hear was the impression I got.
    >
    > To me, it doesn't matter how good the camera or other secondary features
    > are on a phone if it can't make or receive calls outside of urban areas
    > well. SE have taken the eye off the ball when it comes to core
    > functionality. SE's K700 has far better RF as does Mot's V3 which proves
    > its not to do with internal antennas not being up to the job but lack of
    > sound design. Even magazines these days don't bother measuring performance
    > but talk up features instead. My brother lives in a very rural part of the
    > UK & uses a recently acquired but ancient Alcatel model so he can get a
    > signal. Your K750 is probably NOT faulty but just fairly average for a
    > modern bells & whistles phone.


    I agree, however on o2 for me it's usually fine. A firmware update would be
    a good idea, but of course that may not solve it.





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