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#23952 11-Jul-2008 17:20

Is it just me or the weather or Vodafone?
I used to get 3-5 bars of reception at my house (yesterday) with my HTC TYTN II. Today I am getting between none and 2 if I hold my tongue the right way. A lot of the time it is just searching for a signal. I live in Howick, not woop woop.

[Moderator edit (tonyhughes): VFNZ might not be flavour of the week here at the moment, but I thought I should change the title and move the thread to reflect the real issue, which was in no way Vodafones phault.]

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  #146902 11-Jul-2008 17:28
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concreteman: Is it just me or the weather or Vodafone?
I used to get 3-5 bars of reception at my house (yesterday) with my HTC TYTN II.  Today I am getting between none and 2 if I hold my tongue the right way.  A lot of the time it is just searching for a signal.  I live in Howick, not woop woop.

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  #146916 11-Jul-2008 17:55
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what's your radio version? it may cause it.

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  #147053 12-Jul-2008 11:09
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Beyond weather there're several other possible reasions for worsened reception.

1. obstacles nearby the serving basestation (crane errection etc.)

2. modern basestations have steerable tilts, so the angle of each antenna can be changed automatically to achieve further or shorter reach and to increase capacity (so called "smart antennas"). Often tilts are changed automatically depending on the daytime, so they reach further by night and provide a higher capacity within a shorter radius through the day.

3. 3G/UMTS-basestations vary their transmitting power and so their range depending on the load, which is called "cell breathing". So the more users are connected to a UMTS-basestation, the shorter the range becomes in order to evade interferences

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connection: 100/5 MBit/s (DOCSIS 3.0)
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  #147066 12-Jul-2008 11:32

Found the issue.
 The Rom i loaded for WM6.1 had a 3G setting for GSM or Auto.  Changed it to Auto and reception restored.

It's always something simple.  Not always simple to find.

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