poor cell reception.

Discussion in 'Edgewater' started by sherrmc, Jan 29, 2015.

  1. sherrmc

    sherrmc Member

    Recently relocated to Edgewater and am appalled at the very poor cell service. I am largely unable to take or make cell phone calls from within my residence. Outside is a bit better. I have Verizon and expected better coverage. Does anyone have a suggested remedy? Thanks.
     
  2. Bob Bronston

    Bob Bronston Founding Member

    I have AT&T and it seems to work well in most places. You might be able to get a booster gizmo that works like a mini cell tower in your home. Call them and ask if they offer it and for how much.
     
  3. michellemybelle

    michellemybelle Founding Member

    I think it has more to do with the metal in your roof / walls than Verizon. We had the same problem but only with our Verizon phone. Phones on ATT service seem to have no problem with the metal and work fine inside. I'm not sure how that can be and yet it is.
     
  4. sherrmc

    sherrmc Member

    Thanks for your insight.
     
  5. Greenlifelong

    Greenlifelong Member

    We switched to Cricket (which is the prepaid version of AT&T) from Verizon and it's been night and day. Plus it's TONS cheaper.
     
  6. sherrmc

    sherrmc Member

    Thanks for your guidance.
     
  7. Jim Crouse

    Jim Crouse New Member

    We have Sprint and it is fine. Sometimes spotty.
     
  8. sherrmc

    sherrmc Member

    Thanks for reply. Still having big issues with Verizon inside the homeland
     
  9. DSL

    DSL Member

    I called Verizon and reported the dropped calls and terrible service. My reported issue was escalated and I have a supervisor who will update me next week with a status on service.
     
  10. Bob Bronston

    Bob Bronston Founding Member

    Just curious but where do you experience the dropped calls? Also, can you do voice and data simultaneously?
     
  11. sherrmc

    sherrmc Member

    Dropped calls are standard inside the residence. Better outside. Oftentimes, the incoming call goes only to voice message, not even ringing the cell.
     
  12. Bob Bronston

    Bob Bronston Founding Member

    Oh, gotcha. My ATT does the same with my iPhone but I have to also say that it happens less now than it did with any other vendor I've had. Not to derail the thread but does anyone else not like the way the companies have changed to a per month charge for a new phone vs. the old way of paying $99 or $199 at the start? I guess those prices were subsidized but it irks me to have to pay $25/mo or more for a updated phone now.
     
  13. SoundsGood

    SoundsGood Well-Known Member

    I absolutely HATE it. I'm on an old grandfathered plan with AT&T and have always paid around $200 (grand total) to buy a new iPhone, while keeping a low monthly charge for service. Now I'll have to pay something like $700 to get a new phone. Whether it's an upfront charge or spread out over time, it's still around $700 out of pocket vs $200. BIG difference.
     
  14. Bob Bronston

    Bob Bronston Founding Member

    I know there are a bunch of people who look at everything as "how much down and how much a month?" but I don't and it ticks me off that for me to replace our two iPhones, my already too high bill (doesn't everyone feel that way) has to go up another $30-$50 a month plus tax. I can't believe there hasn't been huge pushback from customers.
     
  15. use a landline?
     
  16. sherrmc

    sherrmc Member

    Yes, we do use a landline.
     
  17. midw37

    midw37 Super-Star Member

    I got a new phone from ATT In Nov for $149 plus two year extension of my contract and expansion of services. Helps that I did not want an android or iPhone.
     
  18. trprof

    trprof New Member

    Recently had a cell expert visit. He retrofits official buildings to meet emergency cell regulations. He said that most reception problems come from windows, sliding glass doors & such. Glass is apparently the problem not walls.
     
  19. piemaker

    piemaker Super-Star Member

    lol....
     
  20. Cheddar

    Cheddar Super-Star Member

    The main reason for this is the cost of the phones has gone way up. Wireless companies used to eat much of or most of that cost to get your business but with the prices of phones going way up they can't continue to eat those costs. I heard the new Iphone will be over $1000! The smart phones these days are basically handheld computers with amazing computing power and storage capability. If you want your bill to go back down with a new phone go get yourself a $50 phone from straight talk and pay $50 per month. If Verizon were to eat $500 of every $700 new Iphone for each of there 146 million subscribers, it would cost them 73 billion dollars! Not going to happen. :)
     

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