1. anon(1723145)'s Avatar
    I'm curious... Have any K1 owners ever gotten 5 bars over their cellular network?
    10-01-17 02:59 PM
  2. anon(10325895)'s Avatar
    very often, but I do get full 5 bar signal.
    10-01-17 03:11 PM
  3. danp2000's Avatar
    I have 5 bars right now.
    10-01-17 03:25 PM
  4. bobshine's Avatar
    With LTE, it’s rare to get 5 bar especially if you live somewhere with a lot of building
    10-01-17 03:30 PM
  5. qphone's Avatar
    I'm curious... Have any K1 owners ever gotten 5 bars over their cellular network?
    Here's mine with 4 inside my house and when I step outside it's 5
    Attached Thumbnails 5 Bars???-5109.jpg  
    10-01-17 03:48 PM
  6. anon(1723145)'s Avatar
    Wow! I don't even get 5 at the Verizon store in my local mall! Kinda sucks too, BlackBerry antennas used to be the best in business right?
    10-01-17 04:52 PM
  7. bobshine's Avatar
    Wow! I don't even get 5 at the Verizon store in my local mall! Kinda sucks too, BlackBerry antennas used to be the best in business right?
    Never seen any proof that they were actually the best.
    10-01-17 06:20 PM
  8. anon(1723145)'s Avatar
    What, like proof on the Internet? Test and stuff? I go by in the wild performance.
    10-01-17 06:26 PM
  9. bobshine's Avatar
    What, like proof on the Internet? Test and stuff? I go by in the wild performance.
    There’s lots of variation and factors to consider. Of course an old BBOS device will have better connection if it uses 2G. With a lower frequency, it easily travel through walls.

    We rarely see any connection tests on the web
    10-01-17 06:31 PM
  10. danp2000's Avatar
    Of course an old BBOS device will have better connection if it uses 2G.
    Except 2G antennas are being retired all over the US so older phones that don't have at least 3G will go the way of the dodo bird like all Analog phones
    10-01-17 08:50 PM
  11. PSB1's Avatar
    I have 5 bars and a very strong signal. London UK.
    10-02-17 03:34 AM
  12. pnfitz's Avatar
    5-bars right now sitting on a bench outside in Toronto. Keep in mind the cell network was designed for cars primarily; so indoor coverage can be poor. My phone often doesn't ring at home or work because the coverage is borderline. But that's why people have real phones. My last 3 Blackberries were the same.

    Just stepped into a streetcar and it's down to 4 bars.

    I was surprised a few years ago up on the 40-something floor of the BMO tower looking at the CN Tower to see -
    had no coverage - they aim them at the street my broker told me, seeing my surprise.
    10-02-17 11:09 AM
  13. RaZeRr's Avatar
    i have one and up to tree bars. but have No problem vith signals at all. but i live in Norway. No missed calls. maby it is working well and the bar is not corect
    10-02-17 11:31 AM
  14. IvanTheTolerable's Avatar
    I usually get 1 or 2 bars but I live in Northern Ontario. never have any issues with missed or dropped calls.
    10-02-17 11:44 AM
  15. FF22's Avatar
    Using the BARS is not the best way to determine coverage. There are 3rd party apps (not sure if there's something built in) that can show the actual numeric values. Such values are much more accurate than the small graphic in the status bar.
    Dunt Dunt Dunt likes this.
    10-02-17 12:00 PM
  16. anon(10268214)'s Avatar
    Using the BARS is not the best way to determine coverage. There are 3rd party apps (not sure if there's something built in) that can show the actual numeric values. Such values are much more accurate than the small graphic in the status bar.
    There is also signal quality vs signal strength. LTE is designed to deliver much better performance at lower signal. One bar on LTE is still a lot faster than one bar on 3G (theoretically up to ten times faster). The signal strength alone is not really a very good indicator. Certainly if you live in an area with poor or spotty LTE coverage, and you have ruled out a hardware issue with your device, it may be worth considering adjusting your phone network settings (if possible) to improve signal reliability.
    FF22 likes this.
    10-02-17 12:24 PM
  17. dalight13's Avatar
    Wow! I don't even get 5 at the Verizon store in my local mall! Kinda sucks too, BlackBerry antennas used to be the best in business right?
    Didn't know Verizon installed antennas inside stores
    10-03-17 01:08 AM
  18. bobshine's Avatar
    For those having signal problems indoor, you can either use wifi calling (if available) or purchase a signal booster from your local Radio Shack
    10-03-17 09:30 AM
  19. FF22's Avatar
    For those having signal problems indoor, you can either use wifi calling (if available) or purchase a signal booster from your local Radio Shack
    Since I drove past a closed store just the other day, I searched and found the closest Radio Shack now is 36 miles away and a ferry ride across Puget Sound. The next nearest at 75 miles away. There are none in Seattle anymore (sigh)

    Now back to the issue - do signal boosters really work? A friend has spotty service at her home. Some rooms are pretty good while in others it is spotty - breaking up although the calls do not go totally dead.
    Last edited by FF22; 10-03-17 at 10:02 AM.
    10-03-17 09:48 AM
  20. bobshine's Avatar
    Haha or you can probably find them on amazon
    10-03-17 10:01 AM

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