05-06-13 11:25 AM
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  1. jaygere's Avatar
    I notice that my Z10 catches WiFi at home as good as my Windows laptop and Macbook Pro, whereas my Samsung Nexus and Galaxy S3 tend to disconnect halfway through - (S3 does perform slightly better than the Nexus).

    Why is this so? What technology does BlackBerry employ to make this possible? Is it just me or has anyone else noticed the same?
    djmm2 likes this.
    05-04-13 01:51 PM
  2. drjames05's Avatar
    Agreed.. my iPads have a hard time connecting, whereas my Z10 never has a problem.

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    05-04-13 01:54 PM
  3. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Must say my Z10 picks up more access points around the neighborhood than my 9900 did! And its surprising how many are open!
    05-04-13 01:59 PM
  4. so crow's Avatar
    Yeah the wifi on then z10 is perfect.

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    05-04-13 03:19 PM
  5. SunnyFL's Avatar
    Both my PlayBook and Z10 pick up wifi great, so I'm very happy.
    yvpan1, djmm2 and David in Durham like this.
    05-04-13 03:23 PM
  6. koool1's Avatar
    Reception is fine. Slow download speed is the problem.

    BlackBerry needs to fix that!

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    05-04-13 03:24 PM
  7. knighty2112's Avatar
    Just got a Nexus 7 three days ago so early days with that yet but not noticed any drop outs yet, but the Z10 has never given me Wifi issues at all.

    Posted via CB10 using my awesome BB Z10
    Last edited by knighty2112; 05-05-13 at 03:45 PM.
    05-04-13 03:24 PM
  8. peter0328's Avatar
    Definitely no slow download speeds here on wifi. Super fast!

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    05-04-13 03:29 PM
  9. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Why is it BlackBerry's problem that you have a slow download speed?

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    05-04-13 03:30 PM
  10. Dave Bourque's Avatar
    Why is it BlackBerry's problem that you have a slow download speed?

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    Haha I LoLed.

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    05-04-13 03:38 PM
  11. koool1's Avatar
    Why is it BlackBerry's problem that you have a slow download speed?

    Posted via CB10
    I don't know. Downloading is 1/4 of the speed of my LTE.

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    05-04-13 04:01 PM
  12. Kurt Fathul's Avatar
    I secretly laughed at my friend's iPhone5, he asked me why he can't connect a wifi while I can (we were outside of my house), so I told him, "Well....it's a Z10 if u ask me.." Lol, a big win for me this time.

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    05-04-13 04:15 PM
  13. RADEoN1337's Avatar
    I like the wifi radio in this thing, but part of me wonders if the strong radio is part of the battery assault.

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    05-04-13 04:21 PM
  14. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Possibly! Would explain a lot, and I it's constantly seeking out access points

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    05-04-13 04:29 PM
  15. jojo beaconsfield's Avatar
    I secretly laughed at my friend's iPhone5, he asked me why he can't connect a wifi while I can (we were outside of my house), so I told him, "Well....it's a Z10 if u ask me.." Lol, a big win for me this time.

    Posted via CB10
    I just met a guy with an Iphone and he told me that he had to change his password three times,because after the 3rd try he has to change it when it does not connect. .so now his password is 4 Tabernak!! We live in Quebec.If he ever gets to !0 Tabernak!! he will dump his Iphone.GO BB!!! might have been his Ipad he was talking about.
    05-04-13 04:32 PM
  16. LostOnThePianoRoll's Avatar
    I don't know. Downloading is 1/4 of the speed of my LTE.

    Posted via CB10
    I could have made a witty comment..

    But I'll actually explain it to you...

    Lte is provided by your mobile carrier the speed is around 48-100 mbps i believe...

    While wifi is provided by your Internet carrier and you subscribe for the speed you want, be it 1 mbps or a 100 mbps.

    That's why you see that different speeds.

    Why people prefer wifi is because the mobile network doesn't offer unlimited download , and is limited by your package, 5 GBs or 10 GBs.


    So to sum it up..

    Lte : very high speed + capped downloads (to your package) + uses more battery power.

    Wifi : speed limited (to your package) + unlimited download + uses less power.

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    05-04-13 04:47 PM
  17. Carjackd's Avatar
    Must say my Z10 picks up more access points around the neighborhood than my 9900 did! And its surprising how many are open!
    Mine picks up more access points in my neighborhood than I did in my 20's

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    05-04-13 04:49 PM
  18. crohns's Avatar
    Mine is awesome as well. Why don't people password protect their networks??
    trynacu2 likes this.
    05-04-13 05:23 PM
  19. BigwhiteUK's Avatar
    Shame it's illegal to use them!

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    05-04-13 05:29 PM
  20. koool1's Avatar
    I could have made a witty comment..

    But I'll actually explain it to you...

    Lte is provided by your mobile carrier the speed is around 48-100 mbps i believe...

    While wifi is provided by your Internet carrier and you subscribe for the speed you want, be it 1 mbps or a 100 mbps.

    That's why you see that different speeds.

    Why people prefer wifi is because the mobile network doesn't offer unlimited download , and is limited by your package, 5 GBs or 10 GBs.


    So to sum it up..

    Lte : very high speed + capped downloads (to your package) + uses more battery power.

    Wifi : speed limited (to your package) + unlimited download + uses less power.

    Posted via CB10
    I realize this but our WiFi is not slow with other devices or even my old Torch. It's Z10 specific.


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    05-04-13 05:37 PM
  21. tnewton3's Avatar
    I believe it is the way they position the antenna for wifi away from other components in the phone. They do the same thing for the wireless which is why BlackBerry is superior when it comes to connectivity.

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    05-04-13 05:52 PM
  22. whatsever's Avatar
    Wifi is much beter than I phone 4s, HTC one X, Samsung s2 and 3. At work at the 5t floor I have hotspot they don't. Also the reception is at least 2 bars better than I phone 5.



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    05-04-13 06:09 PM
  23. sosof's Avatar
    Pretty sure it's because it has this logo on it.
    Why is the Z10's WiFi Reception so Good?-img_00000808.jpg

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    05-04-13 06:18 PM
  24. spike12's Avatar
    I noticed the same thing with my Q10, I have a router in the room down the hall, my 9790 could never get any signal, but with the new phone I usually hold two bars consistently.
    jojo beaconsfield likes this.
    05-04-13 06:27 PM
  25. Vorkosigan's Avatar
    Roflol. I just asked my husband how his wifi signal is on his note. It's slightly below mine. He said 'well I'm further from the router'. We are sitting beside each other on the couch. technically i am about a foot closer to the router. Lol.

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    David in Durham likes this.
    05-04-13 06:36 PM
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