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  1. #1
    John Salerno
    Guest
    hey all....i've had sprint for a few years now, and i've noticed that
    usually i get a bad reception indoors, no matter where i am...i have a
    TP2200....but recently i've moved to boston (downtown) and it's sometimes
    even worse when i'm in my apartment...is this a matter of location, or
    physical phone? or is it just sprint's network, because i've heard other
    people say this too....

    thanks...

    p.s. i'm thinking about getting a new (flip) phone...any of them have really
    good reception, and all the necessary features, etc.? thanks again...



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    John Salerno





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  2. #2
    Bob Smith
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    Re: reception indoors...


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > hey all....i've had sprint for a few years now, and i've noticed that
    > usually i get a bad reception indoors, no matter where i am...i have a
    > TP2200....but recently i've moved to boston (downtown) and it's sometimes
    > even worse when i'm in my apartment...is this a matter of location, or
    > physical phone? or is it just sprint's network, because i've heard other
    > people say this too....


    There are a number of factors John. Whether you are in a fringe area, high
    usage in the area, inside, your phone and a number of other things.
    >
    > thanks...
    >
    > p.s. i'm thinking about getting a new (flip) phone...any of them have

    really
    > good reception, and all the necessary features, etc.? thanks again...


    You didn't list what your necessary feature requirements are. In saying
    that, the Sanyo line of phones always gets the highest marks in this
    newsgroup.

    Bob





  3. #3
    John Salerno
    Guest

    Re: reception indoors...


    "Bob Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > hey all....i've had sprint for a few years now, and i've noticed that
    > > usually i get a bad reception indoors, no matter where i am...i have a
    > > TP2200....but recently i've moved to boston (downtown) and it's

    sometimes
    > > even worse when i'm in my apartment...is this a matter of location, or
    > > physical phone? or is it just sprint's network, because i've heard other
    > > people say this too....

    >
    > There are a number of factors John. Whether you are in a fringe area, high
    > usage in the area, inside, your phone and a number of other things.
    > >
    > > thanks...
    > >
    > > p.s. i'm thinking about getting a new (flip) phone...any of them have

    > really
    > > good reception, and all the necessary features, etc.? thanks again...

    >
    > You didn't list what your necessary feature requirements are. In saying
    > that, the Sanyo line of phones always gets the highest marks in this
    > newsgroup.


    by necessary, i just meant the usual features that i'm sure all phones have,
    the basic stuff i should have said.....is samsung good as well?





  4. #4
    Bob Smith
    Guest

    Re: reception indoors...


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >

    <snipped>

    > by necessary, i just meant the usual features that i'm sure all phones

    have,
    > the basic stuff i should have said.....is samsung good as well?


    Yes, however in saying that, for those of us that have both, (I use a Sanyo
    5300 and my daughter a Samsung A-500), it seems I get a better signal in
    fringe areas than my daughter does.

    Bob





  5. #5
    Joe Gill
    Guest

    Re: reception indoors...


    "John Salerno" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > hey all....i've had sprint for a few years now, and i've noticed that
    > usually i get a bad reception indoors, no matter where i am...i have a
    > TP2200....but recently i've moved to boston (downtown) and it's sometimes
    > even worse when i'm in my apartment...is this a matter of location, or
    > physical phone? or is it just sprint's network, because i've heard other
    > people say this too....
    >
    > thanks...
    >
    > p.s. i'm thinking about getting a new (flip) phone...any of them have

    really
    > good reception, and all the necessary features, etc.? thanks again...
    >
    >
    >
    > ---
    > John Salerno
    >
    >
    >

    1) "..usually i get a bad reception indoors, no matter where i am..." - You
    might want to get some documentation on the features/limitation of hte
    1900Mhz/CDMA technology that is used...

    BUT....

    2) I(we) HAD Samsung 3500's for years and always blamed reception problems
    on the 'network', Recently we have swapped out these phones for the SANYO
    5300's ..WOW WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! Even though the 3500's where performing
    correctly(Tested multiple times!). simply changing to the new phones has
    DRAMTICALLY improved service.. Very, very few dropped calls... Almost
    perfect sound... Never "Searching for Service". Calls now get through..etc
    etc etc...

    3) I like the 5300 . It does, in honesty have some 'detractors'. Some
    comment about 'data speed'..Some comment about other features. I however.
    had the 5300 recommended it to me, but multiple people over the 8100 and any
    other picture phone, or for that matter most other dual-band PCS phones
    available as of 10/15/03.







  6. #6
    Sanyo Guy
    Guest

    Re: reception indoors...

    Since SprintPCS is saddled with 1900 MHz frequency for its CDMA, all
    other things being equal (i.e. distance to tower, Power output of
    tower, useage of tower) SprintPCS will lose every time, as the higher
    the frequency, the poorer the penetration.

    Thus everything else being equal an 800 MHz CDMA or a 900 MHz GSM
    signal will tend to do much better inside a building. Changing the
    model phone is likely to have less of an effect than changing a
    carrier.



  7. #7
    Jerome Zelinske
    Guest

    Re: reception indoors...

    My Wife's phone is also an Eagle 2200. It is a matter of
    location. It is not the intent of wireless companies to provide
    coverage inside buildings, unless the building owner pays the big bucks
    for a repeater/antenna system and it's installation. There is not even
    any guaranty that wireless carriers will be able to provide coverage
    everywhere outside in the market they have launched. Buildings,
    topography, interference sources, zoning laws, no land owner willing to
    lease, etc. can limit coverage.


    John Salerno wrote:

    > hey all....i've had sprint for a few years now, and i've noticed that
    > usually i get a bad reception indoors, no matter where i am...i have a
    > TP2200....but recently i've moved to boston (downtown) and it's sometimes
    > even worse when i'm in my apartment...is this a matter of location, or
    > physical phone? or is it just sprint's network, because i've heard other
    > people say this too....
    >
    > thanks...
    >
    > p.s. i'm thinking about getting a new (flip) phone...any of them have really
    > good reception, and all the necessary features, etc.? thanks again...
    >
    >
    >
    > ---
    > John Salerno
    >
    >





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