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Cell Phone Experience with Dropped Calls?

 
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For a couple of months, we had been experiencing lots of dropped calls.  Anyone else having this problem?

I would like to ask who your carrier is.  We have AT+T.

Quite often when I look at my phone I only have one bar which is not enough to make a call.

Then when I am making a call when I have lots of bars that happens is the call gets dropped because my phone goes to one bar.

Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.
 
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If your signal is suddenly dropping, look up where the antenna is in your phone. Maybe you're covering it with your hand. I have that problem with my phone sometimes, and switching hands so I'm not covering the antenna always works for me.
 
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You might also look up coverage maps. I know my mom has AT&T and there's part of her house where coverage is quite poor and calls frequently drop, but other areas in the house are fine.
If your phone is "older" and uses 3G for calls, I believe they are phasing the 3G towers out and so phones that are set up that way will stop working sometime soon. My partner's phone is like this and has been acting weird for awhile.
 
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Thanks, Jan

That is not it.

Our daughter is thinking about changing Cell phone providers due to the same problem. (She lives a 1000 +/_ miles from me.  I am on her plan.)

I have several theories about what is happening though no way to prove my theory.

I sort of wondered if the new carrier (she is thinking about using) was having the same problem so why switch?

Dear Hubby thinks it is the equipment we use to get a signal though that is his theroy.
 
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Heather Sharpe wrote:If your phone is "older" and uses 3G for calls, I believe they are phasing the 3G towers out and so phones that are set up that way will stop working sometime soon. My partner's phone is like this and has been acting weird for awhile.



Thanks, Heather.

AT+T gave me a new phone because 3G will be phased out in March. The phone is a 4G Cingular Flip Phone.

A new tower was just put up a few miles down the road.  It evidently is not AT+T.  Though this is part of my theory about what is going on.
 
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I live near a dead zone. No matter who I am with, I find dropped calls a reality of life.  Frankly, I don’t use the phone enough for it to bother me. When I do receive a call, the odds are heavily in favor of me not answering.i
 
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John F Dean wrote:I live near a dead zone. No matter who I am with, I find dropped calls a reality of life.  Frankly, I don’t use the phone enough for it to bother me. When I do receive a call, the odds are heavily in favor of me not answering.i



If dead zone means no cell coverage, I live in a dead zone.

I only use the phone as an answering machine or to make important calls.

I answer the call only when the call is from my local area code.

For the last 3 years, I have gotten about 5 calls a day wanting to buy the house our daughter lives in.  I have tried telling these people it is not for sale, our daughter lives, etc.

Now for the last year, I get 3 or 4 a day wanting to buy my sister-in-law's house.

Now, I have even received a contract in the mail wanting to buy the house I live in for next to nothing.

I bought a new signal booster this morning so maybe this situation will be resolved next week. (If that is what the problem was)

If it is AT&T signal dropping then I will still have the same problem

If it is the pipeline down the road blocking my signal when they are transmitting to their computer then I will still have the problem.

If it is the new tower that just got put up interfering with our signal generator then I will still have the problem.

I may never know...
 
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Hi Anne,

I understand ... I an actually too close to one relay tower.
 
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