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  1. #1
    Folks,

    Does phone deteriorate over time?

    Every 2 - 2.5 years I have to get new phone. When I get new phone I
    get great reception (4 bars) in and around my house, after about 2 -
    2.5 years my phone would loose connection and I consistently get 1 bar
    or less. I have been in this house for 11 years and it is always same
    problem. I have bought phones from different companies (samsung, sanyo
    Palm, etc.). I bought Treo650 couple of years ago and I was getting 4
    bars, now I hardly get one bar.

    My friend came over last sunday and he recently bought palm centro, he
    also has sprint, and he was getting 4 bars standing next to me outside
    my garage while my phone was going in and out of network.

    Hemant Shah



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  2. #2
    Andy
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    Re: Does phone deteriorate over time?

    did you update the PRL now and then the preferd roaming list?
    call cs and ask them to flag youre account for one i do every month or so


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    > Folks,
    >
    > Does phone deteriorate over time?
    >
    > Every 2 - 2.5 years I have to get new phone. When I get new phone I
    > get great reception (4 bars) in and around my house, after about 2 -
    > 2.5 years my phone would loose connection and I consistently get 1 bar
    > or less. I have been in this house for 11 years and it is always same
    > problem. I have bought phones from different companies (samsung, sanyo
    > Palm, etc.). I bought Treo650 couple of years ago and I was getting 4
    > bars, now I hardly get one bar.
    >
    > My friend came over last sunday and he recently bought palm centro, he
    > also has sprint, and he was getting 4 bars standing next to me outside
    > my garage while my phone was going in and out of network.
    >
    > Hemant Shah






  3. #3

    Re: Does phone deteriorate over time?

    On Aug 7, 1:13*am, "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > did you update the PRL now and then the preferd roaming list?
    > call cs and ask them to flag youre account for one i do every month or so



    Yes, they updated my PRL before they sent technician to check for
    the signal.

    This is not the first time I have had this problem.

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  4. #4
    Andy
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    Re: Does phone deteriorate over time?

    Did the problem ever get fixed?

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    On Aug 7, 1:13 am, "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > did you update the PRL now and then the preferd roaming list?
    > call cs and ask them to flag youre account for one i do every month or so



    Yes, they updated my PRL before they sent technician to check for
    the signal.

    This is not the first time I have had this problem.

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  5. #5

    Re: Does phone deteriorate over time?

    On Aug 12, 1:55*am, "Andy" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Did the problem ever get fixed?
    >


    No. I have been researching other providers to see which one would
    work best where I live, but switching would be costly because I have
    four phones. I am going to talk to sprint customer service rep and see
    if I can get free phones or deep discount because it is their fault
    that the phone stopped working in my area. Few years ago when I had
    same problem with my sanyo phones they had given me three free phones.



  6. #6
    Russ in San Diego
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    Re: Does phone deteriorate over time?

    On Aug 6, 8:43*pm, "[email protected]" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Folks,
    >
    > * Does phone deteriorate over time?
    >
    > Every 2 - 2.5 years I have to get new phone. When I get new phone I
    > get great reception (4 bars) in and around my house, after about 2 -
    > 2.5 years my phone would loose connection and I consistently get 1 bar
    > or less. I have been in this house for 11 years and it is always same
    > problem. I have bought phones from different companies (samsung, sanyo
    > Palm, etc.). I bought Treo650 couple of years ago and I was getting 4
    > bars, now I hardly get one bar.
    >
    > My friend came over last sunday and he recently bought palm centro, he
    > also has sprint, and he was getting 4 bars standing next to me outside
    > my garage while my phone was going in and out of network.
    >
    > Hemant Shah


    I know I had degradation of the radio section on a Treo 600. I still
    carried the equipment replacement program insurance at the time, and
    they replaced it when I was able to demonstrate the problem in a
    Sprint store.

    Otherwise, no, the radio circuitry should not degrade significantly
    over time, unless you're trying to keep it warm in the microwave!
    8-)



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