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  1. #1
    piper
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    I have had problems with dropped call on both of my sprint pcs phones.
    I got newer phones sanyo 5400 hoping that would remedy the problem.
    but it didn't. I live in Lake Charles, la and sprint supposed to have
    good coverage. I will have full bars and then it will sometimes just
    drop a bar or two for no reason. But I always have at least two bars
    when it does that, Have asked local sprint people repeatedly but they
    don't really have an answer. I wonder why if you have good signal
    strength the phone just disconnects and says dropped connection. I
    could be talking for ten min then boom lost signal. or signal faded.
    then next time five minutes later. Occasionally I can talk longer and
    no problem. Could it be related to too much traffic on tower and I am
    getting booted? Buy the way I have the latest frimware and PRL
    thanks
    Piper



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  2. #2
    Bob
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    Re: Dropped Calls

    piper <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I have had problems with dropped call on both of my sprint pcs phones.
    >I got newer phones sanyo 5400 hoping that would remedy the problem.
    >but it didn't. I live in Lake Charles, la and sprint supposed to have
    >good coverage. I will have full bars and then it will sometimes just
    >drop a bar or two for no reason. But I always have at least two bars
    >when it does that, Have asked local sprint people repeatedly but they
    >don't really have an answer. I wonder why if you have good signal
    >strength the phone just disconnects and says dropped connection. I
    >could be talking for ten min then boom lost signal. or signal faded.
    >then next time five minutes later. Occasionally I can talk longer and
    >no problem. Could it be related to too much traffic on tower and I am
    >getting booted? Buy the way I have the latest frimware and PRL
    >thanks
    >Piper


    Does this happen while you are stationary or driving? If while
    driving it's possible you've pulled up beside a large building or
    truck that may be temporarily blocking the signal.

    Another thing you can try is putting your phone's roam setting on
    Sprint only rather than Automatic so it won't attempt to roam when the
    signal becomes weak. I've found that reduces dropped calls when I
    know I'm not going to be leaving a Sprint service area.






  3. #3
    Bob Smith
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    Re: Dropped Calls


    "piper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have had problems with dropped call on both of my sprint pcs phones.
    > I got newer phones sanyo 5400 hoping that would remedy the problem.
    > but it didn't. I live in Lake Charles, la and sprint supposed to have
    > good coverage. I will have full bars and then it will sometimes just
    > drop a bar or two for no reason. But I always have at least two bars
    > when it does that, Have asked local sprint people repeatedly but they
    > don't really have an answer. I wonder why if you have good signal
    > strength the phone just disconnects and says dropped connection. I
    > could be talking for ten min then boom lost signal. or signal faded.
    > then next time five minutes later. Occasionally I can talk longer and
    > no problem. Could it be related to too much traffic on tower and I am
    > getting booted? Buy the way I have the latest frimware and PRL
    > thanks
    > Piper


    First off, I believe you are in an affiliate area and Louisiana isn't the
    best covered state. You could be experiencing heavy traffic on the towers
    around you, where some cell shrinkage might take place.

    Bob





  4. #4

    Re: Dropped Calls

    Most likely pilot pollution from distant towers. Your phone sees a
    strong signal from one tower but then it decides to switch to a more
    distant tower with a weaker signal. Could also be a tower handoff
    problem. One tower doesn't have the other tower in it's neighbor list
    to handoff to so it drops the call instead. All very common problems
    on CDMA networks.




  5. #5
    Christopher F
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    Re: Dropped Calls


    "piper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >I have had problems with dropped call on both of my sprint pcs phones.


    Common problem with Sprint. You should consider switching to a superior
    carrier, friend.





  6. #6
    Mij Adyaw
    Guest

    Re: Dropped Calls

    Sprint is the best wireless service in the USA! All systems have problems in
    various areas. You need to purchase the service the works best in the areas
    that you live, work, and travel.

    -mij
    "Christopher F" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > "piper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >>I have had problems with dropped call on both of my sprint pcs phones.

    >
    > Common problem with Sprint. You should consider switching to a superior
    > carrier, friend.
    >
    >






  7. #7
    Christopher F
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