Just bought a lg dare it has no signal in home. i a have sprint phone which i was goinng to let contract go... hmmm i live in flint mich .Version us very slow trying to figure out problem i think they are worse then sprint..... any suggestion please.. Oh i for got phone
work good 3 blocks over. ps sprinnt phone work good in my home no problems at all.
With sprint you can get an Airave device that will be like your own personal cell tower covering up to 5,000sqft in your home, however no carrier will garuntee service indoors... I would stick with sprint we have the largest 3g and 4g networks and can get service indoors with the Airave device.
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You are screwed - the only outfit that can give you the unlock code is the provider associated with the phone. Since money is owed on that phone Sprint has every right to deny you the number until it gets the money owed to them.
You can try the manufacturer of the phone but do not hold your breath.
You're gonna have to call the sprint carrier and give them the information on the handset to identify it via IMEI.
They will check to see if the previous owner fulfilled his two-year contract if the phone was purchased with subsidization. If the contract was complete then you can request a carrier unlock from Sprint and they should comply.
I had same prob - after buying an LG Smartphone (SP) to replace my Samsung Mantra flip phone (FP), signal strength was so low that i couldn't use it except as a pc on wifi, so i had the FP reactivated. After ~ 6 mos sprint upgraded the tower and i had the SP reactivated. Now i get 1-4 bars, but if only 1-2 bars voice is sometimes nearly unintelligible... You CAN buy a signal booster and use it in your residence but the cost is hundreds of $. Or you can do research and try to find a SP which has high signal sensitivity. The Samsung Mantra FP has very good signal sensitivity and worked fine even before sprint upgraded the tower... the LG SP has much less inherent signal sensitivity and so needs a stronger signal to function. But there's more to the story...
If you have home WiFi you can switch to T-Mobile and use their WiFi option with your SP to send and receive cell calls via WiFi when your SP WiFi is enabled & connected. I suspect this is what I'll do myself when I get tired of the poor voice quality my sprint LG SP is now delivering. And my guess is that the WiFi option will be offered by all carriers evenually. T-Mobil is just ahead of the curve... IMO.
Yes, the same happened with my Nokia 3500. In order to use gprs you require quality signal on your phone but my Nokia 3500 never gave me signal more than 1 bar whereas it has 5 bars. I tried a lot with my service provider and Nokia help desk but to no avail then I removed the lamination from my mobile and there it is all 5 bars came. Then I thought what might be the problem. In my case the case came with 5 metalic links on the top side. which were like anteena and due to lamination they were unable to access the tower signal. You need to check out your phone for such anteenas. meanwhile I'll check your model with my friends. As LG will never give me hints through website or on internet.