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  1. #1
    Joel Kolstad
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    Is it just me, of is the PPC-6700's RF sensitivity lower than most other
    phones? I have one, and while I realize you can't compare "bars to bars"
    between brands, my PPC-6700 will quite often show only 1 bar or no bars, and
    in general doesn't receive service or receivers spotty service (call often
    being dropped at some point) where my older Sanyo VM-4500 and Samsung phones
    did just fine.

    I asked a representative at the local Sprint store and he claimed the deal was
    really just that Sanyo is "much better" than most other phones in this regard.
    He also said that he could ascertain broken phones by virtue of "the bars
    jumping up and down all over the place" and that -- while I had fewer bars
    than he did on his PPC-6700 -- since my bars don't jump around, he was certain
    the phone would pass a spectrum analyzer test ("the HP test"). What's the
    likelihood he's correct vs. just blowing me off?

    Thanks,
    ---Joel Kolstad





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  2. #2
    Todd W
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    Re: PPC-6700 RF sensitivity


    "Joel Kolstad" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Is it just me, of is the PPC-6700's RF sensitivity lower than most other
    > phones? I have one, and while I realize you can't compare "bars to bars"
    > between brands, my PPC-6700 will quite often show only 1 bar or no bars,
    > and in general doesn't receive service or receivers spotty service (call
    > often being dropped at some point) where my older Sanyo VM-4500 and
    > Samsung phones did just fine.
    >
    > I asked a representative at the local Sprint store and he claimed the deal
    > was really just that Sanyo is "much better" than most other phones in this
    > regard. He also said that he could ascertain broken phones by virtue of
    > "the bars jumping up and down all over the place" and that -- while I had
    > fewer bars than he did on his PPC-6700 -- since my bars don't jump around,
    > he was certain the phone would pass a spectrum analyzer test ("the HP
    > test"). What's the likelihood he's correct vs. just blowing me off?
    >


    I cant answer that question, but I can relate my experience:

    My PPC 6700 is great. I got a Samsung A920 for my gf at the same time I got
    my PPC and the PPC gets better reception than the A920 (i.e. >= # of bars),
    though to be honest the PPC is used as a data device (tethering, messaging,
    and remote access) much more than a phone.

    I use both devices in an EVDO enabled area and a 1x area at our vacation
    spot and in both areas call quality is acceptable/above average and data
    transfer quality is impeccable.

    I'm very pleased. Sorry to hear you are having trouble with the device.

    Todd W.







  3. #3

    Re: PPC-6700 RF sensitivity

    "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >My PPC 6700 is great.


    what all do you use it for?



  4. #4
    Isaiah Beard
    Guest

    Re: PPC-6700 RF sensitivity

    Joel Kolstad wrote:
    > Is it just me, of is the PPC-6700's RF sensitivity lower than most other
    > phones? I have one, and while I realize you can't compare "bars to bars"
    > between brands, my PPC-6700 will quite often show only 1 bar or no bars, and
    > in general doesn't receive service or receivers spotty service (call often
    > being dropped at some point) where my older Sanyo VM-4500 and Samsung phones
    > did just fine.


    I have found that typically, PDA/Smartphones generally sacrifice
    reception sensitivity for their features. And I've found this to be
    true on all the Tier 1 carriers, not just Sprint.

    >
    > I asked a representative at the local Sprint store and he claimed the deal was
    > really just that Sanyo is "much better" than most other phones in this regard.
    > He also said that he could ascertain broken phones by virtue of "the bars
    > jumping up and down all over the place" and that -- while I had fewer bars
    > than he did on his PPC-6700 -- since my bars don't jump around, he was certain
    > the phone would pass a spectrum analyzer test ("the HP test").


    Sadly, that seems to be typical of Sprint reps today: thinking they know
    it all when really, they know nothing AT ALL. If he's basing his
    diagnosis on how the bars "jump around" when even you know that the
    signal strength meter is not an accurate indicator, that should tell you
    how credible this guy is.




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  5. #5
    Todd W
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    Re: PPC-6700 usage (was: RF sensitivity)


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>My PPC 6700 is great.

    >
    > what all do you use it for?


    Short answer: make money while I'm not at the office :0)

    Seriously though, I can keep the support line open while I'm not at home,
    and I can leave the house for extended periods and still depend on having a
    network connection no matter where I travel.

    As I mentioned (but you snipped), I use it for laptop tethering, remote
    desktop and shell connections, and instant/email messaging. For personal
    usage, I use it for directions, restaurants, basically able to google no
    matter where I'm at.

    Todd W.





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