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Old 07-29-2008, 07:48 PM
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Poor service all around?

So I've been getting really bad reception on my Mogul (and my LG Fusic) in Chicago of all places, so I contacted Sprint, and this is what I was told:

5:43:42 PM Landis Where are you experiencing trouble?
5:43:55 PM You Zhou Chicago, I'm at the University of Chicago
5:43:59 PM You Zhou Zip 60637
5:45:19 PM You Zhou I get 0 signal in the wierdest of places: out in the middle of Bartlett Quads, I get no reception. In my dorm room I get no reception, in the library, gym, pretty much anytime I go indoors, my signal automatically drops even if other people still get 2-3 bars.
5:46:42 PM Landis I apologize. Sprint does not guarantee service in structures.

yeah....
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Old 07-29-2008, 10:51 PM
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Re: Poor service all around?

Well it might kinda suck but ---> http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/29/s...le-nationwide/
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:39 AM
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Re: Poor service all around?

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So I've been getting really bad reception on my Mogul (and my LG Fusic) in Chicago of all places, so I contacted Sprint, and this is what I was told:

5:43:42 PM Landis Where are you experiencing trouble?
5:43:55 PM You Zhou Chicago, I'm at the University of Chicago
5:43:59 PM You Zhou Zip 60637
5:45:19 PM You Zhou I get 0 signal in the wierdest of places: out in the middle of Bartlett Quads, I get no reception. In my dorm room I get no reception, in the library, gym, pretty much anytime I go indoors, my signal automatically drops even if other people still get 2-3 bars.
5:46:42 PM Landis I apologize. Sprint does not guarantee service in structures.

yeah....
This is true for most cellular carriers not just Sprint. The carriers can't guarantee that their signal is going to penetrate structures because the structures are made from different material that might not let the signal penetrate! So this is not surprise!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:17 AM
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thanks, good to know it's finally out...

I ran into this the other day and forgot to evernote, so it took for ever for me to find again, but looks like it might be a better option than the airave. (no monthly fee)

http://www.getcellranger.com/
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:09 AM
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I think that the airave is the best rip off ive ever heard of. $100 to buy the thing than a monthly charge to use it....come on sprint.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:06 AM
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Re: Poor service all around?

Try a *228 and update the roaming and see if it helps. It's free and never hurts to check the PRL.
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Old 07-30-2008, 11:52 AM
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Re: Poor service all around?

The fact is that some university campus's use cell phone jammers in buildings, I don't agree with it but they do.

Anyway it may also be possible that the building is built with material that the signal cannot penetrate and therefore he loses signal.

The Airwave is nothing more than a signal repeater, so if the receptions sucks where you are, then it may not be much help at all.
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:07 PM
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Re: Poor service all around?

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The Airwave is nothing more than a signal repeater, so if the receptions sucks where you are, then it may not be much help at all.
The Airave connects to your broadband connection, and acts as a mini-cell tower that then transmits your call over the internet to Sprint where it is converted back to the phone system...not at all like a signal repeater.

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With Sprint AIRAVE™, a winner of the 2008 PC World 25 Most Innovative Products Award, you'll enjoy enhanced wireless service in your home or office — even if there is no coverage. It's like having your own miniature cell tower with a coverage radius of up to 5,000 square feet.
Exclusive to Sprint, AIRAVE will be available for purchase at your nearest Sprint Store on 8/17.
Sprint AIRAVE

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