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Poor signal strength help?
Ratman69
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Anyone know how to improve/change settings or know what they should be to ger decent signal strength?   I have checked the map and I should have 4GLTE in just about all of the places I travel, yet the best I get is 2 bars!

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tradeintrick
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VZW has the best network. You can install the signal booster in your home but if you are travelling, I am afraid there is no way to improve it.

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Snn5
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Check Wilson Amplifiers and Amazon for boosters to help with 4G reception in a moving vehicle.  $100-300 depending on model.

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tradeintrick
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It will be great if VZW would like to reimburse the booster.

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Snn5
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Why should Verizon reimburse someone for buying something from Verizon?

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tradeintrick
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At least I know Sprint and T-Mobile offers wifi calling and free signal booster.

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Snn5
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Your reply did not answer my question.

Nonetheless, I have wifi calling available, but never need it and don't need a signal booster.........so. 

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Ratman69
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Thanks for all the answers so far!

It sounds like the answers are recommending an amplifier or similar device.  If that is the only solution, then I am going to return this phone.  According to Verizon I have 4GLTE coverage in all of the places I am having trouble, and the strongest signal I have seen is only 2 bars, which as you can imagine causes problems for me

I think that is pretty sad for a $950 phone and paying what I do for VZ service.

I do have an appointment with VZ Tech support in a store tomorrow.  If that doesn't solve my problem this phone is going back, and I might consider going back to my other carrier.

Thanks again.  Much appreciated.


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Snn5
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$950 for any phone is about 3 times too much, but that's an opinion.  The bars on your screen indicate data signal strength, not voice...just for future reference.

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