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  1. #1
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    Radio Signal Strength

    To check the quality of your radio go to Options/Status. The number will tell you how good a signal you are receiving. It is opposite of what you might think, as the lower the number the stronger the signal.
    I didn't know this until I was having trouble with Vlingo timing out and they sent me the following reply:

    "Vlingo works best with a strong network signal. Click BlackBerry Options -> Status. Ideally you want to see Signal somewhere between 0 and -100 dBm. The closer to 0, the better (though you’ll probably never see much lower than -80 or so – this would indicate a very strong signal). A value beyond -100 dBm indicates a weak signal and you may experience timeouts. Move to an area where you have a better signal."



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    Quote Originally Posted by painlessone View Post
    To check the quality of your radio go to Options/Status. The number will tell you how good a signal you are receiving. It is opposite of what you might think, as the lower the number the stronger the signal.
    I didn't know this until I was having trouble with Vlingo timing out and they sent me the following reply:

    "Vlingo works best with a strong network signal. Click BlackBerry Options -> Status. Ideally you want to see Signal somewhere between 0 and -100 dBm. The closer to 0, the better (though you’ll probably never see much lower than -80 or so – this would indicate a very strong signal). A value beyond -100 dBm indicates a weak signal and you may experience timeouts. Move to an area where you have a better signal."
    Great tip! :fing02: Thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for posting this should help out a lot of people that didn't know about this.



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    and here's a table that translates the numbers into bars

    source

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayr View Post
    and here's a table that translates the numbers into bars

    source
    Outstanding find :You_Rock_Emoticon:



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    Nice find but what I find a little odd is that I have never seen my phone less that -80 with 5 bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Nice find but what I find a little odd is that I have never seen my phone less that -80 with 5 bars.
    your such a downer me neither

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    your such a downer me neither
    Just pointing out the fact Idaho Bob :loser:

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