I have a FP4 with Tele2 Sweden as mobile operator. I get really bad signal strength at home and even though I have two out of four pins people still have a hard time hearing what I’m saying.
My wife has a Sony with Telia Sweden as operator and with the same graphical signal strength, two pins, and she has no problems talking or receiving phone calls.
I have to keep the phone near a window to even make calls at home. Anyone here with the same issue and how did you solve it?
I have been laborating with 4G/5G and different network types but it did not help. I have a signal strength of -115 dB and 25 asu when the phone is literally attached to the window frame with a magnet. That’s the only way I can make it work at home, and with a wireless bluetooth headset.
This is my work phone and I have been making the case that this is such a great phone because you can repair it and the OS is free and respects your privacy, using /e/OS.
I’m also Swedish, and I have both 3 and Tele2 as my mobile operators. It’s not as bad as you describe it for me, but there have definitely been scenarios where I’ve been at a pub and I get 0 pins and my friend with a Pixel 3 has 2 or more bars.
Hi, the pins aren’t standardized from a phone builder ton another.
I’ll had that you can get 2 pins on the only band received (generally 800 or 700MHz) and the other phone on a higher one (1800 or 2100) while the lowest is also received and stronger (with 3 or more pins).
Is there anyway of strengthening the internal antenna? I opened the phone yesterday to take a look and saw that there are two connectors going out to a black “sheet” of some sort in the back cover. Is this for NFC?
It could be a combination of many things but I don’t know what exactly to do to make the situation better.
Yes, that’s the one. Any possibility to rewire the internal antenna to this? Probably not since those are two different types of antennas.
Maybe I will have to look into a signal booster since I work from home and need the phone to work but it’s a nuisance.