Welcome to Our WirelessAdvisor Community!

You are viewing our forums as a GUEST. Please join us so you can post and view all the pictures.
Registration is easy, fast and FREE!

clarity expectation

Discussion in 'Western US Wireless Forum' started by Guest, Jul 10, 2002.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My wife and I are new to cell phones. We each have a Motov60 on ATT shared plan in NW Washington. Conversations are often broken (with short lapses in connection) when using the phones. My question is...is this expected with cell phones? I assumed technology had progressed beyond these problems. Is there something that can be done? 60.00 a month isn't worth it if my wife is frustrated...you married guys know what I mean.[​IMG]
     
  2. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2002
    Messages:
    12,735
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    50
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    in front of my computer
    My Phone:
    iPhone SE
    Wireless Provider(s):
    T-Mobile
    When you say "lapses in connection" I am assuming you mean the gap between the time you say something and the moment it is heard in the other phone. This is inherent in ALL digital transmission technologies. ALL digital cellphones have this delay which is approximately 0.3 seconds. Even DirecTV, which is a form of digital TV, has a delay from the time something happens in the TV channel, and the time you watch it on your TV. Of course, this doesn't happen in analog.

    If you are referring to sound breakup (short periods of no sound) while someone is talking, this may happen when there's weak signal or interference in the signal. This can be corrected by repositioning the phone, or getting closer to a window. This is a problem considered normal to a certain degree as long as it is at an acceptable level. However, this should not happen so often to become a problem in the conversation causing the parts to constanly ask "what did you say?". In this case you may want to check your signal strength and consult with customer service.

    Keep in mind that sound breakup is normal when nobody is talking in a specific moment as it is a part of noise cancellation features of your phone.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. BillRadio

    BillRadio Wireless Consultant
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    1,405
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    2
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Denver
    My Phone:
    Motorola
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint
    No, it's not normal. Unfortunately, you have discovered some AT&T 'bad' spots. While it is very difficult to 'bite the bullet', it appears as though AT&T may not be right for you. You can get out of your contract if you are within your fist 30 days. AT&T is not bad everywhere, though. If it happens everywhere, I would suspect your phone(s).

    If you need to consider another carrier, Voicestream, Verizon, Sprint PCS, and Nextel work well in Seattle, but Verizon and Sprint are a little better outside of town. And Verizon also offers the v60 phone. Ask your neighbors. Also, it would help to know where you live.

    -Bill Radio
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. bobolito

    bobolito Diamond Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2002
    Messages:
    12,735
    Cell Tower Picture Gallery:
    50
    Likes Received:
    53
    Location:
    in front of my computer
    My Phone:
    iPhone SE
    Wireless Provider(s):
    T-Mobile
    Let's read again. Maybe I didn't express myself clear enough:

    Sound breakup IS normal when nobody is talking in a specific moment as it is a part of noise cancellation features of your phone.
    In other words, in a moment of silence, some phones close the microphone to cancel noise and some models even turn off the transmitter to save battery. Have you ever heard of Voice Activation? These are technical facts.

    It is NOT normal though, to have breakups at the moment people is talking.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Jack

    Jack Silver Senior Member
    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2001
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    My Phone:
    Motorola T720
    Wireless Provider(s):
    Alltel
    I will have to agree with Bill on this one. IF you are in your first 30 days cancel.

    All providers will have bad spots. but it seems like the poster is not happy with the coverage anywhere in the city

    Jack
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the information everyone. We have been happy with clarity for the past 4 days. I've avoided using phone from center 'pit' of my place of employment. ATT seems to be the right choice for us and we love the motorola phones.

    David
     

Share This Page

Copyright 1997-2022 Wireless Advisor™, LLC. All rights reserved. All registered and unregistered trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
WirelessAdvisor.com is not associated by ownership or membership with any cellular, PCS or wireless service provider companies and is not meant to be an endorsement of any company or service. Some links on these pages may be paid advertising or paid affiliate programs.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice