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Signal strength issues with Samsung Galaxy S II

Journeyman

Signal strength issues with Samsung Galaxy S II

Yesterday I was at a place I rarely ever visit. Actually, I was surprised Sprint had coverage in Rincon, since it's a tiny beach town in western Puerto Rico. My iPhone 4 had almost a full signal with 3G; however, my husband's phone, a Samsung Galaxy S II had either no signal or constantly told him he was about to go into roaming and whatnot. I was posting pictures to Facebook and sending MMS to my mom and he was stuck with a very expensive dummy phone. My brother-in-law was there too and he has an LG Optimus V with Virgin Mobile and he had almost a full signal with 3G. Two very different phones connected to the same network working perfectly fine means the issue was not with Sprint.

I believe there must be some sort of issue with the Galaxy phone. I would like to know if someone else has had this same issue.

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Journeyman

I have the same issues and my kids phone, that was one of the free ones actually works better than mine.  I have dropped calls, it freezes, can never find a gps signal for the gps and it is my second one as well, because the first one was faulty as well.  I am in 85028

Journeyman

Same here I have been losing signal constantly over the past month........25311

Journeyman

Add 21740 to the list. I had a Samsung Moment & it did the same thing. I swore after that I would never get a samsung phone again. I had the evo & loved it. I decided to get the galaxy sii because of all the good reviews I heard. It worked great for a few months than the same problem began with the internet. Samsung used to make really good phone so I dont know what is going on with them. I called Samsung & they had the nerve to tell me that they have no heard of this problem before. I told them that it was all over Sprint's website. I did some reasearch & the other carriers are not having problems with these phones. Im ready to leave Sprint over this problem.

Journeyman

Samsung Galaxy S3 ...... signal sucks

Journeyman

Having issue zip code 90731...it takes forever to send a text!

Journeyman

I am also having issues! My son has my old EVO and it works great. I am stuck with a phone that has terrrible reception. Even in the middle of big cities like Dallas. I love this phone for how fast it is and the camera is AMAZING!!!! however it usless as a phone!

Journeyman

I have exactly the same problem in Denver (80004, 80227, 80918). If I'm in neighborhoods, even a block or two off the main roads, I get no signal in my Samsung Galaxy S II. I have to have a home antenna booster in my home to get a signal and I'm in a major suburb in Denver just a block away from a major road. I have moved three times into other major suburbs and every time it's the same story. This was happening with my previous HTC EVO phone as well. It's the network. All my friends with different networks get full bars in my neighborhood. When I talk to Sprint they say they are upgrading the towers but it never happens. And yes, I now pay extra for 4G and can't even get a normal 3G signal most of the time.

Journeyman

I live in 55122 and work in 55120 - have been having a lot of issues with signal lately.  GPS has been awful!  Always getting a weak signal.  Didn't used to!!

Journeyman

YES!!  The  worst  issues, the best i can explain is that ever since the  new software it has gotten worse!  It never seems to get  data  service, hard time downloading, it re-sets  my settings  sometimes up to 5 times  a day?  i am so damn tired of payingh for something that does not work.. Do we  bother Samsung or Sprint with these issues?  These companies  want to upsel,  make $$$$ BUT they cant delioevr  and  we are  all jjust  a bunch of pawns in a pawn shop!  The  old  flip phone works and  worked!  But a tab or an i-pad  its  less exspensive and pay for the  old  phone  the  cost  ios  much better  and  you will get service! and  a device that actually works..  very disapopinted with the  samsung galaxy 2! 

Journeyman

i live in VA Beach and have been told  by so may Sprint people  "its  getting better"  working on the network? I typically only have 2 bars on my phone, hard time uploading, downloading  you name it!  I am reading about so many peopel having these issues?  Is teh grass greener  with another company?  How can Sprint sell a service they can't deliver.. Its  mind-boggling to me!

Journeyman

we all need to dump Sprint  i have the  same exact issues, no bars, no service but the VERIZON and At&T phones  seem to work fine!

Journeyman
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