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barrylandy
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Poor home mobile signal

Poor 4G signal reception at home; typically in the -110 to -120 range (as shown by Phone SIgnal).

Can anything be done to improve this?

 

I am using a Motorola phone and calling over WIFI would be excellent but not yet available.

 

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Re: Poor home mobile signal

Just a heads up, Virgin don't yet have 4g calling. Check the signal for 3g and 2g for a better idea of calling chances/quality.

-110 to -120 is about what I get, i think i read somewhere that 4g signal is about 20dbm better than 3g, so -110 would be equivalent to -90 on 3g.

I'm on -109 4g at the moment, getting 53mbps 4g+ on speed test 

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Re: Poor home mobile signal

That would explain a lot! Can anything be done (other than switch provider 🙂 )

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Re: Poor home mobile signal

Just to say that I have switched provider (some one with O2 service) and signal is now in the -95 range. The phone itself (android) reported Virgin as saying it was using 4G. So I suppose that was lies?

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Re: Poor home mobile signal

Not sure what you mean. Different networks have different transmitters so signal strength varies.

Also, EE do not allow Virgin to use their 800mhz signal for 4G which is the best for in-building coverage, so you are at an immediate disadvantage to an EE pay monthly customer.

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