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    Which phone out now has the best reception??

    I've used a lot of nicer and smaller phones before..
    Right now, for the past half year...I've been using a Nokia 3320..
    and I feel its the best reception phone that I have ever used...
    even in underground parking lots (down to P2)...I still get 2 bars reception with this phone..

    But its time to move on...
    What's recommended? I would still like to get good reception...most of the old MOTO phones I have used (V3 especially) haven't been really good on reception..

    $2-300 range

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    nokias are always a good choice for reception my moto has great rf .
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    That's ALL I care about: great reception. It's definitely time for me to get a new phone. I have no idea what to get. My number one priority is reception. I hope I can find some excellent recommendations at this forum.

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    buMp..
    something with more functions ...but still good reception..
    under $300 if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by C09
    I've used a lot of nicer and smaller phones before..
    Right now, for the past half year...I've been using a Nokia 3320..
    and I feel its the best reception phone that I have ever used...
    even in underground parking lots (down to P2)...I still get 2 bars reception with this phone..

    But its time to move on...
    What's recommended? I would still like to get good reception...most of the old MOTO phones I have used (V3 especially) haven't been really good on reception..

    $2-300 range
    my moto e815/veizon/ny the best reception ever! close tie with nokia 6015

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    Nokia 6010. It's a brick but it will hold onto your calls.

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    I think you can almost guarantee good reception with any Nokia phone. I've not had problems with Motorola RF myself, but I have heard others that have. Stay away from Siemens and Kyocera.

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    Customers always ask this question and I always give the same response, all power levels on mobile phones are regulated by the FCC. In theory, they all have the same reception capabilities. How a phone performs in the field has to do with location, coverage, topography, weather conditions, and the actual network it's on. I know some phones on our network perform better than others, but it is purely based on consumer feedback. And a lot of it is contradicting.

    For instance, the majority of our customers may say the 6015 performs the best, but that would be because it is our most popular selling phone. And not because it has the best reception, but because it is the least expensive model we sell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyMoto
    Customers always ask this question and I always give the same response, all power levels on mobile phones are regulated by the FCC. In theory, they all have the same reception capabilities. How a phone performs in the field has to do with location, coverage, topography, weather conditions, and the actual network it's on. I know some phones on our network perform better than others, but it is purely based on consumer feedback. And a lot of it is contradicting.

    For instance, the majority of our customers may say the 6015 performs the best, but that would be because it is our most popular selling phone. And not because it has the best reception, but because it is the least expensive model we sell.
    That's funny because all of what you just said can be easily proven wrong.

    Its a combination of the network, location AND the phone you're using. All you have to do is take two different phones into the same low reception area and either make test calls or use a test mode to determine the rf. If I were to take a Nokia 6230 and a Panasonic VS3 (using them as examples since I've owned both) into the basement of my dorm, I'd be able to make a recieve calls on Tmobile with the Nokia but NOT with the panasonic.

    So have fun lying to your customers, or at least unknowingly giving out false information

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    I think you misread my statement...

    I said in theory, they all have the same reception capabilities.

    I'm surprised you get any T-mobile phone to work in a basement. Your campus must be blanketed, perhaps a metropolitan area.

    An example of how reception also depends on the network.

    In the basement of my local watering hole, no Tmobile or Sprint/Nextel phone will work. Yet Midwest Wireless phones will have reception no problemo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyMoto
    I think you misread my statement...

    I said in theory, they all have the same reception capabilities.

    I'm surprised you get any T-mobile phone to work in a basement. Your campus must be blanketed, perhaps a metropolitan area.

    An example of how reception also depends on the network.

    In the basement of my local watering hole, no Tmobile or Sprint/Nextel phone will work. Yet Midwest Wireless phones will have reception no problemo.
    What you said gives the impression that any phone your store offers, will give the same reception quality on the network and that just isn't true.

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    exactly. For us to take our phones to all corners of our service area and record which ones perform the best in which locations is not going to happen. So should I give my canned answer or simply say "I don't know"?

    Such a test could result in them all performing equally, or it might not. Only way to know is to do it and that's not going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyMoto
    exactly. For us to take our phones to all corners of our service area and record which ones perform the best in which locations is not going to happen. So should I give my canned answer or simply say "I don't know"?

    Such a test could result in them all performing equally, or it might not. Only way to know is to do it and that's not going to happen.
    Nobody is expecting anyone to take phones all around like the Verizon guy. The original poster was simply asking for feedback from others, and I and the other posters simply offer advice based on our experience. That's about the best info you're going to get on here - I don't think he was looking for a scientific analysis on every phone make/model.

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    phones definitely have an effect on the reception.manufacturers decide on e strength of the signal as long as within the FCC rules.so far, i think nokia is the only one manufacturer where almost all the phones have excellent reception.but its quality aint good.i've used many nokia phones and they all run into trouble.and anyway,its said that if the radiation is too strong it isnt good.but do stay away from panasonic and philips.once the lift door closes after awhile no reception.but pan dies faster.however, n7250 oso dies die,which might just mean my provider has weak signals..but overall,only nokia u shld limit urself if reception is wat u want..

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    Nokia 6010 has truly breathtaking reception. I live ~9+ miles off of the highway (which has the nearest cell tower location) at my summer home in rural Indiana. Only my nokia 6010 had the power to perform all functions properly and usefully. Other phones I've had MIGHT be able to get signal, but a lack of call clarity made the use of the cell phone pointless.

    Edit: The highway might not be the closest tower, but the fact remains that only my nokia 6010 get's service.
    Last edited by Neill1010; 02-23-2006 at 05:38 PM.

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