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    Why does my signal bars fluctuate so much?

    at my house even in the same spot it shoots back and forth constantly between 1-4 bars, mostly full but constantly going back and forth?

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    Chances are someone is intercepting the signal from your phone and renting out the line when it's not in use. They call this ghost flanking.

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    Lol, you guys are so funny.

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    or it could be inferior wind network.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vancityguy View Post
    or it could be inferior wind network.
    Spoken like someone DESPERATE to convince himself that getting locked into the worlds number one crappiest network was a good idea....

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    Quote Originally Posted by droidhacker View Post
    Spoken like someone DESPERATE to convince himself that getting locked into the worlds number one crappiest network was a good idea....
    i am not locked in anywhere. i have a retention plan with rogers and opted to try wind to save a few bucks a month. i got the wind on trial but the bars keep going from 1-4 all day long, if i dial the cell while on one bar it wont ring, last night it actually went to searching for network and into sos mode while on 1 bar. i am using a bold 9790. nobody desperate here... wind is a good value if it works for you. the network is clearly inferior at the moment, for me, here i am located there is no disputing that. doesn't mean it isnt a good value for those it works out for.

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    [top]Why does my signal bars fluctuate so much?


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    Quote Originally Posted by vancityguy View Post
    i am not locked in anywhere. i have a retention plan with rogers and opted to try wind to save a few bucks a month. i got the wind on trial but the bars keep going from 1-4 all day long, if i dial the cell while on one bar it wont ring, last night it actually went to searching for network and into sos mode while on 1 bar. i am using a bold 9790. nobody desperate here... wind is a good value if it works for you. the network is clearly inferior at the moment, for me, here i am located there is no disputing that. doesn't mean it isnt a good value for those it works out for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vancityguy View Post
    at my house even in the same spot it shoots back and forth constantly between 1-4 bars, mostly full but constantly going back and forth?
    Are u by any chance use the Galaxy Nexus?, or similar ****** reception phone?
    I have a GNex & the signal sux. If I put the same sim into a blackberry signal is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave-778 View Post
    Are u by any chance use the Galaxy Nexus?, or similar ****** reception phone?
    I have a GNex & the signal sux. If I put the same sim into a blackberry signal is better
    Not the case in my experience, i had the HTC One S and changed to the Gnex now.
    Where i couldn't talk with the One S in my computer room, dining room, hallway of first floor of my house is now no issues to do so at all! My wife's blackberry has the same signal as the Gnex so it is better then the One S it is definitely not better then the Gnex.
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    I've tried with 3 different phones (Blackberry 9300, 9700 and Galaxy Nexus) and have had similar results.
    Constantly fluctuating from SOS, 1 bar to full bars.

    Luckily it's not my main phone. But I'm still paying $29/month, so it's incredibly frustrating.

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    Materials in the roofing of your house are making the weak signal weaker. Also your distance from a tower might be too great.
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    well i returned the phone since i was under the 14 days and 30min. i am not a heavy user but i rely on my phone to at least receive calls when i get them. if i had an expensive plan with rogers i may have stuck with wind but since i have a decent heavily credited retention plan ill ride it out until the contract ends. at that point wind should be much better(i hope!) and i can port my # over. wind may not offer the crazy deals they do now but i am sure it will still be better than what rogers offers so its a win-win. who knows, maybe come xmas time they will offer something better and ill try them out again at that point.

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