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By dpshptl, Senior Member on 20th May 2014, 02:28 AM
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Anyone using any kind of a metal bumper or a full Metal case and having reception issues? I got this one and I'm having lots of issues. Not sure if it's from the case. But at times I get no signal and have to reboot and then it's fine. I lost the battery cover that came with the phone. So I need to get another oem cover to see if it is the case or the phone is jacked.


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20th May 2014, 05:33 AM |#2  
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I bought a brushed aluminum back cover. It's still partially plastic though. My signal drops from 3 bars on LTE down to 4 bars on 4g. When I take it off it goes back to LTE almost instantly. I wouldn't be spuprised if an all metal case blocked reception completely. Look on ebay. I found oem backs for $12-17 all three colors as well.

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20th May 2014, 02:46 PM |#3  
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Thanks for the heads up. I was going to try the brushed aluminum cover next. But it looks like this phone needs a non metal cover. This phone has 6 or 7 antennas and there is one on each side of the phone. That's probably why the metal covers don't work.

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Will the international phone cover work with this phone?

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22nd May 2014, 11:56 PM |#5  
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This is not a case nor an S5 problems.. Its definitely a tmobile problem. Had the same issue with my Nexus 5. Where i would still have signal and everything but the data isnt actually working.
I usually just toggle airplane mode on and off and it would work fine.
It drives me nuts

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25th May 2014, 08:11 PM |#6  
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I bought a brushed aluminum back cover. It's still partially plastic though. My signal drops from 3 bars on LTE down to 4 bars on 4g. When I take it off it goes back to LTE almost instantly. I wouldn't be spuprised if an all metal case blocked reception completely. Look on ebay. I found oem backs for $12-17 all three colors as well.

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Do you have a ordering link to the 3 color back plates.Im looking for a blue back plate. Thanks

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25th May 2014, 08:40 PM |#7  
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Here you go. http://m.ebay.com/itm/261474177199?nav=SEARCH

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