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post #1 of 12
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In my apartment, my cell reception likes to dance between zero service and full 3G. I am assuming that all the wifi networks are causing interference. Is that possible? Is there anyway that I can get a better cell signal while I am in my apartment?

I have a Droid 2 on Verizon.
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post #2 of 12
Now that you mention it When I'm in the same room as my router my 3G services is terrible as well. If I leave the room it's back to normal. i don't know it's sounds crazy but, you maybe on too something here...

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post #3 of 12
I'm not a wireless tech, but I'd say no, there are probly alot of variables cause that problem. Do you have you phone on your wifi at home? If so try using it, or is try taking it off. I'd do this just to see what happens, couldn't hurt and would on take a second of ur time. Or it could be just ur apt, or there powerlines around, like towers, not just the poles but the big towers?
post #4 of 12
Its not likely I was always told they cant disrupt each other because they have different freq's
post #5 of 12
mine has always been fine, we have insight, wireless G and a at&t 3g phone, never seem to have a problem
post #6 of 12
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the only reason i think that it is the wifi signals is that my complex is shaped like an circle. with an outer ring and and an inner ring. I live in the inner ring where there are a ton of strong wireless networks. when i go across the hall to a room on the outer ring, there are far less wireless networks and their strengths are much lower since i am farther away. in this room, my cell signal is much better. when i step outside my room, closer to the center of the complex (i have a little patio), my cell service gets better, but not by much (e.g. i can hold a conversation on the phone outside without it dropping but i still have very low bars)
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post #7 of 12
I wouldn't think that's a issue. Two different frequency bands.

Verizon is CDMA.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellular_frequencies


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11
    
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post #8 of 12
Are we talking mobile reception or 3G data?

If it's 3G Data, then why aren't you using a wifi connection for that while you are in your apartment?
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post #9 of 12
use wifi calling
problem solved
post #10 of 12
Maybe the building itself is causing the problems. The walls and such, what level are you on?
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