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Old 04-19-2019, 11:20 AM
 
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i am seeing more and more places my verizon signal just not working, is anyone seeing? I live in N San Jose, CA area. But at work and at home the signal is very weak and can not be a coincidence. years ago i used to get at&t because at&t also sucked specially indoor, i got verizon. Most of the time, the bar is barely 1-2 counts and from my EM wave classes I used to take in college, that is specially bad because once phone discovers signal is weak, it starts emitting stronger cells in order to communicate.
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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i am seeing more and more places my verizon signal just not working, is anyone seeing? I live in N San Jose, CA area. But at work and at home the signal is very weak and can not be a coincidence. years ago i used to get at&t because at&t also sucked specially indoor, i got verizon. Most of the time, the bar is barely 1-2 counts and from my EM wave classes I used to take in college, that is specially bad [b]because once phone discovers signal is weak, it starts emitting stronger cells in order to communicate.
The bolded part makes no sense. I have Verizon and have not seen any reduction in signal strength. My guess the issue is your phone or you have too many people using your local towers
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Old 04-20-2019, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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Don't forget that the towers aren't "owned" by any user and are shared by all users.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:01 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Any cellular service can "suck" from the perspective of specific locations.

I also live in essentially a dead zone. Regardless of carrier, the topology of where I live (and I'm in the middle of suburbia, not out in the middle of nowhere) simply doesn't receive a good signal. The cellular service at my old work was so bad, we ended up installing a cellular repeater in the building.
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:06 AM
 
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The OP mentions a change from AT&T to Verizon 'years ago', but how many years = ?

I'm wondering if the OP has an old Verizon 3G phone (Verizon will be deactivating 3G service on 12/31/19).
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Old 04-27-2019, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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I am very happy with my Verizon service.
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Either your phone is outdated or you might have to switch carriers
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:05 AM
 
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https://www.verizonwireless.com/prod...sku=sku2490003


try one of these op they do work wonders. i think it would be better than switching carriers and paying the ETF if any and going through the pain in the ass of buying a new phone
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