Nokia N97 Weak Signal Info: Older Phones Seem Best
Recently at the Apple iPhone Conference Steve Jobs talked about the iPhone 4 and its signal issues and about the antenna, well he did show us more phones with similar problems and now we are receiving emails from readers about other mobile phones.
We had an email from one of our readers saying: Where can we get info on how well a phone actually performs in weak signal areas. I have a Nokia N97 from 3 and it’s diabolical. The 5800 used by wife and children is a little better but they all seem dire compared to older phones like our Nokia N95.
We know 3 have problems in my area and they had mast failure in May, which is supposedly sorted out now, but our ability to send and receive calls is severely limited.
I understand that the Nokia N97 is trying to find 3 masts at all times and even if forced to look for a network manually will only stay there for a minute and then goes hunting for 3 signals in preference to the orange partner network 3 are using. Once it finds a 3 signal it locks in regardless of how weak and then drops the call.
I welcome your thoughts? Are there better phones out there?
This is very interesting really because it makes me think that older phones seem to have better signal and the more advanced smartphones get the more they seem to lose signal reception, we will be bring you our take on old and new phones about signal soon, so please keep coming back.
If you have any answers to our readers email message above please do post your comments/views below. Thanks