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  1. #1
    jt
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    I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS phones have exceptional
    reception.

    Any recommendations please?

    Thanks,
    jt





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  2. #2
    Joel Kolstad
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    Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception

    "jt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS phones have exceptional
    > reception.
    >
    > Any recommendations please?


    I don't have any specific recommendations, but if you're OK with a more or
    less fixed installation (e.g., a vehicle or a job/home site), an external
    antenna can provide enough gain that the difference between the most and
    least sensitive phones becomes negligible relative to the overall system
    gain.

    Individual phone vary a fair amount in sensitivity due to normal
    manufacturing variations (probably +/-3dB easily), and this variation is not
    specified to the public by Sprint (or any other cell phone service
    provider). I've always figured this is the primary reason you see many
    differing opinions on the sensitivity of the same model phone.

    ---Joel Kolstad





  3. #3
    Ski
    Guest

    Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception

    "Joel Kolstad" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "jt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS phones have
    >> exceptional reception.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations please?

    >

    Sanyo and Nokia seem to get the best results



  4. #4
    Kevin M.
    Guest

    Shameless RL-4920 plug (was: Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception)

    jt <[email protected]> wrote:
    > I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS
    > phones have exceptional reception.
    >
    > Any recommendations please?


    The Sanyo RL-4920 is friggin' amazing. It has never let me down unless
    I'm underneath LOTS of steel and concrete (such as the basement of the
    casino where I work) or when I'm like 10 miles away from the nearest tower
    (such as going to the lake). Once a month I do the run between Las Vegas
    and LA and there's reception 98% of the way.

    In addition, it is durable, has a beautiful screen which is quite scratch
    resistant, comes with an extremely handy personal voice recorder (one of
    the reasons I bought the phone), has the new "ready-link" (i.e.
    walkie-talkie) feature, and has ridiculously long battery life.

    > Thanks,
    > jt


    Kevin M.
    "Know your enemy, and know yourself; in one-thousand battles
    you shall never be in peril." -- Sun Tzu, *The Art of War*
    "Contentment... Complacency... Catastrophe!" -- Joseph Chevalier





  5. #5
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception

    That is very true. I have experienced it myself. I would suggest the Sanyo
    Phones. They seem to do very well from an RF standpoint.

    "Joel Kolstad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "jt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS phones have
    >> exceptional
    >> reception.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations please?

    >
    > I don't have any specific recommendations, but if you're OK with a more or
    > less fixed installation (e.g., a vehicle or a job/home site), an external
    > antenna can provide enough gain that the difference between the most and
    > least sensitive phones becomes negligible relative to the overall system
    > gain.
    >
    > Individual phone vary a fair amount in sensitivity due to normal
    > manufacturing variations (probably +/-3dB easily), and this variation is
    > not specified to the public by Sprint (or any other cell phone service
    > provider). I've always figured this is the primary reason you see many
    > differing opinions on the sensitivity of the same model phone.
    >
    > ---Joel Kolstad
    >
    >






  6. #6
    Agent User
    Guest

    Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception

    What kind of external antenna are you referring to? Can you be a
    little more specific please?

    Lenny

    On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 02:55:04 -0800, "Joel Kolstad"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >"jt" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS phones have exceptional
    >> reception.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations please?

    >
    >I don't have any specific recommendations, but if you're OK with a more or
    >less fixed installation (e.g., a vehicle or a job/home site), an external
    >antenna can provide enough gain that the difference between the most and
    >least sensitive phones becomes negligible relative to the overall system
    >gain.
    >
    >Individual phone vary a fair amount in sensitivity due to normal
    >manufacturing variations (probably +/-3dB easily), and this variation is not
    >specified to the public by Sprint (or any other cell phone service
    >provider). I've always figured this is the primary reason you see many
    >differing opinions on the sensitivity of the same model phone.
    >
    >---Joel Kolstad
    >






  7. #7
    Pheenie
    Guest

    Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception

    I think that Wilson antennas are about the best external antenna
    available.

    On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 19:43:00 -0500, Agent User <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >What kind of external antenna are you referring to? Can you be a
    >little more specific please?
    >
    >Lenny
    >





  8. #8
    John Yossarian
    Guest

    Re: Shameless RL-4920 plug (was: Re: Needing phone with exceptional reception)

    On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 06:41:58 -0800, "Kevin M."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >jt <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> I'm in need of figuring out which of the SprintPCS
    >> phones have exceptional reception.
    >>
    >> Any recommendations please?

    >
    >The Sanyo RL-4920 is friggin' amazing. It has never let me down unless
    >I'm underneath LOTS of steel and concrete (such as the basement of the
    >casino where I work) or when I'm like 10 miles away from the nearest tower
    >(such as going to the lake). Once a month I do the run between Las Vegas
    >and LA and there's reception 98% of the way.
    >
    >In addition, it is durable, has a beautiful screen which is quite scratch
    >resistant, comes with an extremely handy personal voice recorder (one of
    >the reasons I bought the phone), has the new "ready-link" (i.e.
    >walkie-talkie) feature, and has ridiculously long battery life.


    I'll echo your comments on the RL-4920. It's a great phone with
    wonderful reception and a battery that just won't quit.




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