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W300i(Aust.) loss of antennae signal

Moved to a regional area, previously in this area I had some but poor reception. Upon return I have no signal anywhere except on about a 300m stretch of road several kilometers away ! please help. can it be fixed cheaply?

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Try an antenna booster see if that helps

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It catches network when their is strong signal but in areas that are not having strong signals it says no network coverage

Keep in mind, poor reception is not something that your service provider will fix just because you want them to. It must be justifiably cost effective for them to put up new towers, which will ultimately be criticized by cities, home owners associations, etc. Most users think there is nothing they can do to improve their cell phone reception by themselves. This is most certainly untrue, and the following will explain what you can do to ensure great mobile coverage without waiting for a new tower to magically appear.
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  1. 1Battery. Your cell phone uses a lot more power when connecting a call than when it is on standby. Often, your battery can be strong enough to attempt a call, but not strong enough to find a signal. If you find you are having signal problems, try to keep your battery charged to 2 bars or higher. Ads by Google
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  2. 2Landscape. Buildings and other large structures are very unfriendly to cell phone signal. Rather than making calls from deep inside buildings try moving outside or to a window to place your call. If you are having reception problems on the street try walking to the nearest intersection as they typically have better coverage. Cellular band radio waves do not effectively penetrate earth: if you are underground you will likely receive no signal.
  3. 3Install a cellular repeater. If you are having cell problems in one location, such as your home or office, then try installing a cellular repeater. Cell phone repeaters pick up low cell signal with an antenna, boost the signal and broadcast it over the coverage area. They typically need at least 2 bars of signal where the antenna is placed (usually outside or on the roof) but can substantially improve cell reception, as well as battery life and data download speeds. Some repeaters might need technical knowledge such as the frequency of your carrier, and only work for one service provider. For a less technical approach that improves reception on all carriers, use a dual-band cell phone repeater.
  4. 4Upgrade your antenna. A few cell phone manufacturers make a "Hi-gain" antenna for their handsets, which may be changed in-store or by the user at home. Although these won’t improve signal as much (or at all) as a repeater these antennas are relatively inexpensive and you are not confined to one location.
  5. 5Change networks. Most networks operate independently of one another, using their own frequencies and constructing their own cell phone towers. Chances are if the signal is bad with one network you can improve by switching. Most cellular networks these days allow you to transfer your phone number when you change provider.
  6. 6Hold your phone correctly. Mobile phone antennas are designed to project a signal outward, perpendicular to the long axis of the antenna. As such, mobile phones seek signals in a donut-esque shape around the antenna. Normally, when a mobile is held upright, this is not a problem. However, if you are holding your phone in a strange way, such as on its side or upside down, you will hinder the operation of the antenna. Hold your phone upright to guarantee that your phone can "see" your carrier signal.
  7. 7Host a cell site. This may take time, but where cell phone reception is inadequate property owners can host small cell sites on their properties for major wireless carriers. 3rd parties with Wireless Revenue Programs allow you to register your property to be eligible. Then when there is carrier interest in the area you'll be on the short list of places they choose from and will have optimal coverage. They may even pay your phone bill.

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Do you live in an area with good reception? If not then that is the problem. If you do live in an area with good reception then the problem could lie with the software of with the hardware. If the problem is in the software a master reset should help, if not a flash of the firmware is required. If it still doesn;t help then the it's hardware related...meaning something to do with the antenna of the phone. It could either be damaged or disconnected from the board of the phone...which in this case the phone needs to be serviced.

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Turn up volume to talk cannot hear what people are saying to me!

if in case you happen to cover the antenna area of your phone while speaking, it will affect the incoming signal reception and that in turn may cause poor volume

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Can only get emergency calls. How do i solve this? m8800 samsung

You are probably in an area that has poor reception. I would change provider. Hope this helps.

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I-mate Jama 101 Reception problem

Hello. I boght one of this but at home I had no reception. I had to take out the camera because I cannot use a camera at work and I tried something I had done with my previous phone. there is an external antenna conector. I take a piece of thin insulated wire ( as the one used on fixed phones) peal off about 3 mm and inserted it into the cell phone's external antenna, route the wire inside phone and close it carefully. For my cell it really worked. Now I have 50% signal at home and 100% on the street.
hope it work : )

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take the phone to a mobile center and ahve them check the antenna on the phone

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please clean your motherboard with accitone
and give a little bit of heat on motherboard
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The Phone must be on.
The SIM card must be a valid one.
The station you listen to and the network operator you use, must support the service.
The headset or enhancement needs to be attached to your phone. for the FM radio to function properly, it's an aerial as well as a headset.
Therefor if you are in a poor reception area for making/receiving calls it will also affect the radio signal.

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I have the same problem. Contacted 3rd party tech, take sharp pick or equal and there is supposedly a button in the very center of the antenna port of the phone. gently push the pick in the center of the jack and it will trip the switch. I tried it on my second damaged phone and it worked, so far.

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1.Sometime due to bad antena, the signal receiving power goes bad, to confirm this, try another sim card in ur handset.So go to service centre to repaire or change the antena of ur handset.

2. Select network manually.

3.Try once ur sim card in diffrent area and in diffrent handset.

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