My web page is meant to cover only southern Ontario, hence its name. Ever since I put up the site in 1998 to showcase the maps (which at the time had to be made through personal observation only) I've restricted it to just my province.
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Okay, you've got me dead-to-rights on the wording in my original post about the maps. What's interesting about the post however was that I'd only put up the sites in Toronto when I wrote it. What I should have said was "all the LTE Rogers sites in the GTA". I subsequently expanded it to include Ottawa, because my maps had long covered Ottawa.
I've recently encountered a very strange problem regarding a 3rd party app on my Galaxy SII LTE that MIGHT have something to do with the problems certain people have discovered with this phone. They claim they weren't able to receive calls or text messages and couldn't do so unless they switched to EDGE. This might not be the SAME problem, but it sure seems similar. I started a new thread for this issue, which you can read at:
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I apologize if this should be in a different thread, but has anyone experienced VERY poor telephone reception with their S2 LTE?
I picked up the Galaxy S2 LTE a couple of weeks ago. Everything about the phone is great, except (ironically) the phone part.
Reception is simply terrible compared to my BB bold. I'm constantly told by people that they can't hear me and that the call is dropping in and out (not a dropped call, just brownouts).
Have any of you experienced this? Is it a design flaw, or did I just get a phone with a bad antenna?
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I don't have any issue with the RF performance of the SII LTE during a call. It's actually SLIGHTLY better than my old Galaxy Captivate (though neither are exactly top performers, but they aren't THAT BAD).
The big issue with the SII LTE seems to be the handling of outgoing audio. With the built-in microphone, too much damage occurs to your voice when the noise cancellation circuitry removes noisy backgrounds. It sounds okay in a quiet environment, but in a noise one you sound rather robotic. When an external microphone is connected (Bluetooth headsets included) the volume is a bit low, and so depending upon what microphone you use, this could range from marginally annoying to wow-are-you-quiet.
So the bottom line is the SII LTE is not a great phone for outgoing audio quality, but RF-wise it performs just as well as other Samsung smartphones, including the Captivate and the Galaxy Nexus (both of which I've recently reviewed). As far as reception goes, I've had no complaints compared to other Samsung models.
However, Blackberries do generally have excellent RF performance, and so if you are in the habit of using your phone in a fringe indoor area you may have experienced trouble-free reception on your BB, but problematic reception on the Samsung. This is why I have always reported on RF performance in my phone reviews.