Cellular?

ptrubey

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Cellular performance hasn't been a recent topic of conversation lately. Are people just putting up with the status quo? Do you still have dead spots in RSF? Do people care?

Personally, I would like to see better cellular connections in RSF. It'll probably mean more antennas, but with new technology, they can be hidden much better than either the traditional 90' poles, or our eyesore DAS system that we have now (on 60 or so overloaded telephone poles).

Do you want better cellular? Concerns?
 

Dentistrsf

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Cellular performance hasn't been a recent topic of conversation lately. Are people just putting up with the status quo? Do you still have dead spots in RSF? Do people care?

Personally, I would like to see better cellular connections in RSF. It'll probably mean more antennas, but with new technology, they can be hidden much better than either the traditional 90' poles, or our eyesore DAS system that we have now (on 60 or so overloaded telephone poles).

Do you want better cellular? Concerns?
 

ptrubey

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Turn on your phone's wifi calling with the new internet service. Problem solved.
I do that, but I have found incoming calls sometimes do not ring while on Wi-Fi Calling. It might be a Wi-Fi configuration issue at my house and am currently working through possible Wi-Fi fixes. Have you found that incoming calls always ring while you are on Wi-Fi Calling?
 

Jeff Showalter

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Sometimes that happens when on a less-than-primo network. It all depends on your bandwith and quality of connection. Once the new lines go active, your calls should be as good as any cell network, which also isn't perfect. Provided, of course, you have a high quality modem and wifi network in your house to distribute the signal. At the very least, it's worth seeing how the new network may improve wifi calling before starting the battle to spend more money and put more equipment throughout the neighborhood.
 

ptrubey

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Sometimes that happens when on a less-than-primo network. It all depends on your bandwith and quality of connection. Once the new lines go active, your calls should be as good as any cell network, which also isn't perfect. Provided, of course, you have a high quality modem and wifi network in your house to distribute the signal. At the very least, it's worth seeing how the new network may improve wifi calling before starting the battle to spend more money and put more equipment throughout the neighborhood.
Hey, I'm not battling for anything. I would like less dropped calls when driving on our roads, but I have noticed that Verizon, at least, seems to have fixed the call drops that used to occur frequently on Ramblas de las Flores, so I'm much happier now.

I am curious about incoming calls on WiFi calling. Could you do me a favor and test to see if it works for you right now? Tap your phone, make sure it is on WiFi Calling, and then call the cell phone it via a hardline or a different phone. I just did another test right now and my incoming call to my cellphone went to voicemail, nothing appeared on my phone. I then did a call out on my cell phone (and it took about 10-15 seconds for it to initiate a call), and then after that call, tried calling into my cell phone again, and this time it went through.

And I do have a very good WiFi setup. Anyways, I'll keep trying to figure out my intermittent WiFi calling issue.
 

Jeff Showalter

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I have a strong cell signal at my house and don't bother with a land line so I can't test it. But when I lived in Manhattan Beach 2 yrs ago the only signal i ever got was through wifi. Connectivity was usually through a range extender and i dont think the speed was more than 100mbps. I rarely had a problem, even though the setup was less than ideal. It only became problematic when the network was busy while guest were over.
 
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