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11th January 2014, 02:53 AM |#1  
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I have the Google Nexus 5 and in the Dallas, TX area I'm seeing VERY weak LTE signals. Inside buildings, connectivity is completely cut off (no bars). Outside is better, but I can literally wrap both my hands and cover my phone and it kills the signal completely.

I tried various APN changes I found on Google and XDA but nothing helps. Anyone having this problem? I swapped to AT&T prepaid in the meantime and signals are absolutely fantastic. However I have problems with T-mobile connectivity on this phone no matter where I go in the metroplex.
 
 
11th January 2014, 02:56 AM |#2  
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I'll just guess and say T-Mobile suck in your area
11th January 2014, 03:52 AM |#3  
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I have the Google Nexus 5 and in the Dallas, TX area I'm seeing VERY weak LTE signals. Inside buildings, connectivity is completely cut off (no bars). Outside is better, but I can literally wrap both my hands and cover my phone and it kills the signal completely.

I tried various APN changes I found on Google and XDA but nothing helps. Anyone having this problem? I swapped to AT&T prepaid in the meantime and signals are absolutely fantastic. However I have problems with T-mobile connectivity on this phone no matter where I go in the metroplex.

Download an app on the google play store called Signal Check and report to me your DBM in LTE

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How old is your T-Mobile LTE market for Maui LTE just lit up 3 weeks ago and there still tweaking it so far they replaced only 2 panels on their sites I assume testing. Because I get five bars of hspa+ but LTE is one bar and hspa is serving from the same cell site as LTE

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11th January 2014, 04:51 AM |#4  
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Download an app on the google play store called Signal Check and report to me your DBM in LTE

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How old is your T-Mobile LTE market for Maui LTE just lit up 3 weeks ago and there still tweaking it so far they replaced only 2 panels on their sites I assume testing. Because I get five bars of hspa+ but LTE is one bar and hspa is serving from the same cell site as LTE

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11th January 2014, 04:55 AM |#5  
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You do have a weaker LTE signal, try going settings, more, mobile networks, preferred network type

select 3G, report the dbm
11th January 2014, 04:57 AM |#6  
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Here's mine



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11th January 2014, 05:03 AM |#7  
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excellent results!
11th January 2014, 05:06 AM |#8  
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I did as you asked and it would rapidly swap between three different connection modes. I have attached corresponding screenshots.

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11th January 2014, 05:22 AM |#9  
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I have the Google Nexus 5 and in the Dallas, TX area I'm seeing VERY weak LTE signals. Inside buildings, connectivity is completely cut off (no bars). Outside is better, but I can literally wrap both my hands and cover my phone and it kills the signal completely.

I tried various APN changes I found on Google and XDA but nothing helps. Anyone having this problem? I swapped to AT&T prepaid in the meantime and signals are absolutely fantastic. However I have problems with T-mobile connectivity on this phone no matter where I go in the metroplex.

Very weak in Frisco area, just use 3G instead of LTE, if you don't really need the speed.
11th January 2014, 05:23 AM |#10  
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I have the same issue, LTE is bad, but then the phone all by itself jumps to 3G and I loose the signal for 5/10 seconds while it's changing.
Why is that? Is it because of the modem or because of the infrastructure?

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I have the same issue, LTE has low signal, but then the phone all by itself jumps to 3G and I loose the signal for 5/10 seconds while it's changing.
Why is that? Is it because of the modem or because of the infrastructure?
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