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    jeni1229
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    I have a (former) AT&T sim card, which has so far had 4 different homes, an LG G4015, a Siemens CX65, a Nokia 3595i, and now my Samsung sgh-e760. No problems whatsoever with reception or call dropping until I bought the e760, which leads me to think its not the service provider that is causing this. Whats the deal? Is there anything I can do to fix it? Its the biggest pain in the a**, ANY suggestions would be very welcomed.


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    Re: major e760 call dropping problem

    When I first got my LG PM225, I had a problem with calls dropping, all the time. I was starting to think my phone was a piece of crap, until I realized this is the first phone I've ever had with a built-in internal antenna, and I was holding my hand over where the antenna is located inside the phone. This was blocking my reception enough to drop a call when I was between towers. Now, I hold my phone near the bottom, away from the antenna, and my reception is much better. My partner had the same problem with his Samsung A840, and once he started holding his phone they way I hold mine, his problem went away too. Give it a try and let us know if it helps.

    This is how I hold my phone, as the antenna is located near the top.

    EDIT: Oops! I just realized this phone is missing the GSM 850mhz band, which might be the source of your problem, not the internal antenna! AT&T and Cingular still rely pretty heavily on the 850mhz band, and European tri-band phones often go to roaming or have poor service due to the lack of that frequency.
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    Re: major e760 call dropping problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad729
    Oops! I just realized this phone is missing the GSM 850mhz band, which might be the source of your problem, not the internal antenna! AT&T and Cingular still rely pretty heavily on the 850mhz band, and European tri-band phones often go to roaming or have poor service due to the lack of that frequency.
    That makes sense, but the thing is that my phone just prior to this one was the Siemens CX65, and it was also a European unlocked model, and I'm almost positive that it was also tri-band. The Siemens worked beautifully, as far as reception and call dropping goes. I never had any problems with it.
    But I'll try holding it differently, see if that does anything for me. And if it doesn't, well, I need a new phone anyway. Thanks!



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