Ok...I am no longer "on the border" in my town. They FINALLY changed over the 2 towers that border me on the east, to network vision. They are now reporting as NID 123. The one tower west has been on for a month already. It has been hell flopping from legacy to NV. That brings up another point. That theory on the dropped calls...because of the handoffs not working from Motorola to Samsung equipment (http://s4gru.com/index.php?/blog/1/e...he-windy-city/ ) while true, I have discovered another issue. While driving on the interstate the other day, while being handed off between NV towers, my call got choppy for a mile or so...and then I lost it. There are problems handing off from NV tower to NV tower.
Back on the home front, the tower 3 miles east of me is finally "on", I have noticed NO increase in coverage. While pulling into my driveway my calls get very choppy...then my phone gets handed off to the NV tower 7 miles west of me which works rather well, then back to the new NV tower 3 miles east of me, then to the new NV tower 6-8 miles south east of me...then DROP. Then it found my airvana.
My question is, why is my phone pulling the tower 7 miles west of me (and then the tower 6-8 miles SE) with somewhat decent reception....while I can barely get anything on the new NV tower 3 miles east of me? Does it have to be fine tuned? I thought it was supposed to somewhat better reception with the equipment behind the panels....causing less signal loss, etc.