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Do "Dead Zones" move around?

I recently upgraded from and IPhone 4 to an IPhone 5 three weeks ago.  With my IPhone 4 I was able to make and receive calls in my home and the reception was good anywhere in the house.  With my new IPhone 5 I usually have just 1 bar and no matter where I stand in the house the reception is awful.  I can hear one or two words the per sentence from the person I am talking to. If I do have 2 bars I can sit perfectly still in the same chair facing the same direction and watch the bars drop to one in a matter of seconds. I went to the Verizon Wireless store where I bought the IPhone 5 and asked about this and their only suggestion was to get an extender, which is not cheap. Three weeks ago, I didn't need an extender. My house hasn't moved so why is my phone service so much worse?

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Re: Do "Dead Zones" move around?

Roaming agreements change, trees bloom, more people using the towers (population), made made structures... yes, they can change.

Re: Do "Dead Zones" move around?
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Also the i5 may not have as good an antenna as the 4 had.