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S9 Signal Problem? Possible, Maybe, Or is it just me?

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First this thread can be dumped in the S9 forum when we get one. LOL

 

Anyway, So I just picked up the S9 and so far the phone is an awesome piece of hardware. But it seems to lacking in the reception area just a little. And when I say little I mean that sitting here at my desk my S7 had a full stack and never missed a beat. The S9 fluctuates wildly and I have already missed a person calling me, the only way I knew that I missed that call is that the voice mail alert went off.

 

Is this a fluke? Or is it gonna be the S3 debacle all over again?

 

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First this thread can be dumped in the S9 forum when we get one. LOL
 
Anyway, So I just picked up the S9 and so far the phone is an awesome piece of hardware. But it seems to lacking in the reception area just a little. And when I say little I mean that sitting here at my desk my S7 had a full stack and never missed a beat. The S9 fluctuates wildly and I have already missed a person calling me, the only way I knew that I missed that call is that the voice mail alert went off.
 
Is this a fluke? Or is it gonna be the S3 debacle all over again?
 
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Us cell model or unlocked?

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I've seen lots of reports about the international variant having dropped calls and intermittent signal,. But not any carrier specific

 

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On 4/12/2018 at 2:49 PM, barndawg76 said:

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Did that.

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Sounds like it's either a hardware issue or a design flaw. I'd recommend returning it on warranty while you can and we if a replacement does the same thing.

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Unfortunately, Ace is right.

 

Especially in rural areas.  My S6 has the same problem.  Although it seems to have gotten worse recently...  I now actually start to roam indoors in good signal areas whereas before, I used to drop down to one or two bars, but stayed on USC.   I think they are having network issues on certain bands.

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Just a little update on this. So I went to the local USCC store where I bought this S9 and made the complaint to the Rep that sold it to me. He swapped out the sim and did some network side reset. I guess here in Milwaukee the S9 is automatic VOLTE.

 

So that was 2 weeks ago and it was good for about 5 days or so. Then it started to drop calls and no ring when someone was calling. Just get notified with the VM Icon that there was a new message.

 

Today went back to the USCC store and asked to have the VOLTE turned off. Lets see if that cures the problem.

 

I am still thinking it may be a hardware problem.

 

Side note: The Rep who helped me today said "VOLTE is still new and buggy, So as the issues come up they are being addressed." 

I don't know how accurate that statement is...... But then again I been out of the tech loop now and have just become another user I don't know what to think. Oh Well.

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So we're forced to use VOLTE with no user-end way to turn it off?   That's disappointing, actually...  I spend enough time in fringe areas where my S6 claims to have a 4G signal, but data is excrutiatingly slow.  I use the Network app to force CDMA only, and data is usable again.

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