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Old 03-07-2006, 06:40 PM
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N80 poor signal

Over the last few days I have been unhappy with the signal my N80 has been getting so I decided to test it against my 6680.

I went to my work place and checked the signals all through the day and was shocked to see my N80 out of signal most of the day constantly switching between (2G - 1bar) and (3G - 0bar). My 6680 was fine most of the time on (2G 3-4 bars)

When my N80 only had 1 bar of signal my 6680 right next to it had 3-4 bars of signal.

Anyone else getting poor signal with their N80 or should I just return mine for another?

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Old 03-07-2006, 07:42 PM
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my n80 has the worst reception of the many phones i've owned. It is highly frustrating

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Old 03-07-2006, 07:57 PM
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my n80 has the worst reception of the many phones i've owned. It is highly frustrating
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:03 PM
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cool it's not just me then the N80 is a poor phone for reception

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Old 03-07-2006, 08:09 PM
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cool it's not just me then the N80 is a poor phone for reception

I never had a bad signal problem yet ..

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Old 03-07-2006, 08:18 PM
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yeah mine is fine when im home just when im out in the sticks it's bad a lot worse then my 6680 was

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Old 03-07-2006, 08:23 PM
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yeah mine is fine when im home just when im out in the sticks it's bad a lot worse then my 6680 was
Maybe its something that can be improved in the next firmware release, I know they did it with the sendo x, it improved a little, but the sendo was just a crap phone anyway

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Old 04-07-2006, 09:31 PM
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Hi, nice forums you have here.

I too used to own a 6680 on o2 and could use it at home without a problem (would usually stay on about 2 bars) then i had a upgrade to an N80 on o2, and I have to say the reception is awfull on the N80 I need to go outside to use it as a phone, I have changed the settings to GSM mode but this achieved nothing. I hope this gets fixed soon because the phone is useless in poor reception areas.

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Old 05-07-2006, 08:06 AM
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Mine is fine, usually full reception in most places - the same as my 7610.

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Old 05-07-2006, 04:20 PM
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my n80 has the worst reception of the many phones i've owned. It is highly frustrating
I agree, at home I would normally get 1 or 2 bars on my N70, on the N80 nothing!

I found that if I switched from Dual to GSM mode it helped slightly

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Old 05-07-2006, 05:23 PM
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I agree, at home I would normally get 1 or 2 bars on my N70, on the N80 nothing!

I found that if I switched from Dual to GSM mode it helped slightly

I find the N80 is fine in areas of good reception, but at home, I get one bar signal indoors and full reception outside. My N70 used to have 3 bars inside.

Apart from that, it's a fantastic handset...!

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Old 05-07-2006, 07:38 PM
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I have the same problem with my N80 on Vodafone... it fluctuates alot its very annoying..

My D500 wasnt good..but this is even worse.. i just hope it gets sorted!!

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Old 05-07-2006, 08:47 PM
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What are the chances of this getting fixed ? wish i never sold my 6680 :(

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Old 06-07-2006, 12:03 PM
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Me too. Just sent mine back cos I can't operate with a phone with no signal. I had my 6630 and N80 side by side. 6630, usual 1 to 2 bars in workplace (rubbish as it is). N80 - nowt.

For all it's good features I'm gonna be spending the majority of my time in my office so it's a no-no for me.

Plus the slider was crappy too - so I'll wait awhile and see what happens.

Shame - it was a cracking little phone.

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Old 06-07-2006, 01:32 PM
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Just got the N80 on O2..Signal strength is bad.....I can get 2 bars at work in a room with no windows and lead lined walls...on my 6600...and nothing on the N80..I called O2...they even tried replacing the phone thinking it might be a bad piece....but no go!!...still no signal.
 

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