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Reception/signal not found in a strong reception area

Hello, I've got a bit of a weird problem and the three tech teamhaven't been able to help yet. What happens is that I'll pull my phone out of my pocket and it will show no signal... no bars. However, It is in an area where I know there to be great reception. I assume that at some point, i travelled through an area where there was no signal and my phone just never realized that I came back into an area with good signal.
At any rate, as it's happened a few times, I just tested it to see if it would receive a phone call in this state, and it does not. If I try to make a call, it says, no signal but immediately after it disconnects, it recognizes that there is a signal there, and then works properly again. Obviously though, it is not ideal, as I am missing calls if I have not noticed that it is in this state of denial :)
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Take the phone to a mobile center and ahve them check the antenna on the phone

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