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A Simple Way To Improve Reception

Discussion in 'LG Electronics' started by rich6880, Jun 6, 2004.

  1. rich6880

    rich6880 Senior Member
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    To all those that have been complaining that they have a strong or marginal signal, but call cannot be completed or voice breaks up etc, when in their home. I have discovered a possible solution.

    On my 4400, using the travel charger or the automobile charger, while making the call, I have noticed that per the debug menu, the signal is much much sronger. In fact in the past few days I have not had any trouble.

    Solution can also help if you are away from home and calling from your car. Keep the charger attached while talking.

    Let me know what you all think and how this works out.
     
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  2. Stupiud

    Stupiud Yea, I can hear you now!
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    yea. pluging in your phone allows your phone to be more agressive with transmitting and holding on to signal due to the phone not having to conserve as much power...
     
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    Meaning pluging in your phone jacks the output power to max and keeps it there. Intresting.
     
  4. Tony E!

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    wow, now i've heard it all....... :headscrat
     
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    I was skeptical about this, but I gave it a try and it does make quite a difference. There were several locations where I had marginal reception and dropped calls that are now loud and clear. Of course if you have to keep the phone plugged in, it defeats much of the purpose of it being "wireless". THe phone does tend to heat up MUCH more when used this way.
     
  6. rich6880

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    Yes, Delayman, In some ways it does defeat the purpose; but not in your car. You will have the phone wherever you are, just plug it into the cig. lighter. Furthermore, this is not a remedy that need be used very often. It's more of quick phone call, emergency situation. If you have a decent phone, and a good provider, there should not be many areas where you have to utilize this solution.
     
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    Stupiud Yea, I can hear you now!
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    is it really that unbelieveable?

    plugging in the phone basically gives the phone and unlimited power supply.

    if we dont have service for a few minuets, our phones stop looking for a signal and goes into hibernate mode until u press a buttion to tell it to start looking for a signal again to save battery. so wouldnt the converse be true that if the phone was given an unlimited powersupply that it would be more agressive and transmit a stronger signal?
     
  8. Yankees368

    Yankees368 Compulsive Signal Checker
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    I tried this trick on my Sanyo and did not get any change in the Db level.
     
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  9. Stupiud

    Stupiud Yea, I can hear you now!
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    mabye your phone runs at full throtle all the time?

    does the sanyo go into hibernate mode when there is an extended period with no service?
     
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    yeah but the issue here is RF power not battery, if that was the case then all we would need to do is get extended batteries for our phones to grab a better signal wouldn't we?
     
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    i think ur missing the point.

    its not the batter/power that gives you a stonger singal. is the avaliblity of power that allows your phone to be more agressive (and thus use more power) in holding a signal.

    when teh phone is running on batteries, it does all it can to conserve power when you dont need it. thats why when your not using the phone, the signal seems weak, but sometimes when u dial a call an it connects, the signal suddently jumps a few bars. cos at that time, the phone is using stronger RF signals to hold onto a line so u dont fade in and out. when the call is over, it drops the stronger signal in favor of a lower power requirements of a weaker signal. (that also explanes why sometimes when u hit the 'send' button it dosent seem to connect right away; its searching for a more powerful signal.)

    When you plug in the phone, the phone 'see's a virtually inexaustable power source and can afford to use the extra power to agressively hold onto to stronger signal.

    im sure im not explaning it clearly enuff but im not an EE major...
     
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    I also wonder if it might be due to the connecting wire acting as an antenna to help improve RF. I've had some more experience with this in the last day or two since my original reply and its pretty dramatic. Seems like if the phone is capable of this kind of performance, then it should be engineered to work that way all the time. It seems to turn the 4500 from a mediocre RF performer to a very strong one.
     
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    yes Stuups, nice concept and i understand what you're talking about, but unfortunetly it doesn't work that way.
     
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    find a place in the house where you get the strongest signal and plug it in. Use bluetooth headset and it solves your wireless problems.
     
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    haha. nice idead!
     
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    i think thats more of it...
    if when you attempt to make a call the phone searches for that stronger signal, then that would mean that you already have the strongest and better signal after you placed the call... so basically the only thing u would gain my the unlimited power source is the stronger signal when not making a call.

    i think that if the phone has the capabilities of picking up a stronger signal then it should be able to do it all the time, regardless of battery power.
     
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    HMMM this is a good idea I have not tried this. What the heck I will experiment.
     
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    Dont drop or abuse your phone. It tends to give crappy service.
     
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    yup, i know it from experience.
     

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