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duane4u50
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before the update my signal strength was 3-4 bars at home ,now only 1. any suggestions!

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Re: eris signal strength
MorganB
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Try to do a battery pull then once you turn your device back on dial *228 to update your device. Let us know if this helps!

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kenyu73
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I made a signal monitor app, its in the market "Real Signal". It's still basic, but it adds a static 5 bar into your notification bar. You can customize the bar signals too.

 

It grabs the raw signal from the Android OS as some have suggested in other forums/posts the HTC's overrides the stock bar in some fashion.... if the bars are way off, it may be a visual.

 

However, my signal bar is a 5 bar, where the Eris is 4 bar so it may be a tad different.

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icudoc
Member

I also have the same problem.  My signal strength at home and work used to be 3-4 bars.  Since my upgrade from 1.5 to 2.1 I get 1-2 bars at best.  I've also had dropped calls which I've never had before.  I tried the battery pull and reprogramming without any use.  Anyone else have any ideas?

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cmartin45
Member

I have the same issue with my ERIS. With 1.5, I would get 2-3 bars at home and 4 at work. Which is line of sight (less than half a mile) from a Verizon tower. Now that I updated, I'm down to 1 bar maybe 2 at home and only 2 at work.  Granted it may be a bug, but when a bug causes the phone to search for a signal and eat through the battery worse than with 1.5...that is a problem.  I usually go by the dBm now since the update.  Hovering around -85 to -89 (not terrible) at home and -60 to -68 (fairly good) at work.

 

I've done the roaming updates to no avail and reprogrammed (*228 option 1) twice now and still no improvement. 

 

This is getting pretty frustrating...especially since I have had no problems with signal on any other phone I've had with Verizon since 2005!  With the exception of a Palm Treo...that one was crap to start with.

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srstark6111
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I also have the same issue with my new ERIS.  I used to have 4 bars signal strength at home, now I have 2 bars.

Also, at my vacation home I barely got 1 bar and had many signal drops. Never had that problem with any other phones in my 15 years with Verizon.

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