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Contributor
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
My Device: bold 9900
My Carrier: rogers
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Bold 9900 signal help...

My Signal status says -77 dBm. Is that good or bad? Can some explain to me what that means I saw somewhere I need -95 dBm to stream Youtube videos how can I get my signal higher?
Guru II
Posts: 22,044
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Bold 9900 signal help...

Since they're negative numbers the higher the number the lower the signal. You're doing great at -77 dBm.

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Contributor
Posts: 34
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
My Device: bold 9900
My Carrier: rogers

Re: Bold 9900 signal help...

Is being - a bad thing for boost? Should I have 95 dBm.
Guru II
Posts: 22,044
Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: BlackBerry PRIV; BlackBerry Z30, Z10 and Q10 w/OS 10.3.2.2639; PlayBook w/OS 2.1.0.1917
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Bold 9900 signal help...

All is well. You're fine.

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Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-07-2012
My Device: BlackBerry® Bold™ 9930
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: Bold 9900 signal help...

Hi,

 

Can some one please help, I keep getting SOS on my phone, and in a really good area,this happens a lot, phone is new and only join Vodafone in feb from coming from a different network, this is becoming to be a pain now, I can't try my sim in another phone as other people r on a differentnetwork,   

 

Please help

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Posts: 34
Registered: ‎12-05-2012
My Device: bold 9900
My Carrier: rogers

Re: Bold 9900 signal help...

Have you called your service provider on the issue? They might be able to tell you if their network is down or reset your network.
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Posts: 19,020
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: Bold 9900 signal help...


kimhoithanbao wrote:

I keep getting SOS on my phone, and in a really good area,this happens a lot


you know you are connected to the mobile phone network through antennas. The areas around those antennas are called "cells", hence the name "cellular network".

 

Each carrier has its own antennas, meaning at a given location, you can be in a cell for a carrier, but not for another (because that other carrier does not have an antenna nearby).

 

what happens when your phone displays X or SOS, means that your phone cannot connect to an antenna from your carrier.

 

the difference between X and SOS, is that :

  • with X : your phone is far from all mobile antennas (from your carrier, and from other carriers). for instance in an underground parking lot.
  • with SOS : your phone can connect to another carrier's antenna. You can initiate a phone call to call the police (911 in the USA, 112 in Europe and so on)

I don't know how it is in the USA, but in France, the citizens have access to the exact location of every single mobile phone antenna across the country, with the carrier that owns them. So we can look at those maps before subscribing to a carrier (irrelevant in cities, since there are antennas everywhere, but crucial in the countryside).




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