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    Does the type of handset affect coverage?

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    In your opinion, does the type of handset affect coverage with a certain carrier? For instance, if one user has a Tmobile Pearl and another has a Tmobile 8900, is it possible that one would get better service than the other in terms of signal and dropped calls?

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    Of course it depends on the amount of towers in that area for that carrier.
    whose more popular?

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    Might be.... Probaly the OS has something to do in that, my bold and storm both, gets better signal than my 8700
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    Not only the amount of towers.

    Also the SAR-Rate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specific_absorption_rate

    If a CellPhone has a high SAR-Rate like the Pearl with 1,13 that Phone could handle lower coverage better that a Phone with a less SAR-Rate

    Bold 9000 0,84 Curve 8300 (Prosumer) 0,82 Curve 8310 (Enterprise) 0,82 Curve 8310 (Prosumer) 0,82 Curve 8900 0,65 Pearl Flip 8220 0,66 Pearl 8100 Prosumer 0,76 Pearl 8110 (Enterprise) 1,13 Pearl 8110 (pink) 1,13 Pearl 8110 (Prosumer) 1,13 Pearl 8110 (Prosumer, pink) 1,13 5820 Enterprise 1,11 6230 Enterprise 0,22 6230 Prosumer 0,22 7100t prosumer 0,86 7130 Prosumer 0,73 7230 Enterprise 1,11 7230 Prosumer 0,26 7290 prosumer 0,31 7730 Enterprise 1,11 8700g prosumer 1,02 8800 Enterprise 0,91 8800 Prosumer 0,91
    SAR-Rates fond here: http://www.t-mobile.de/handys/0,12590,1347-_,00.html

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    The type of phone does matter to some degree, my wife has a Palm and my Curve blows her away, but my mothers Bold beats us both on one leg.

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    Wow, guys, great information very quickly! Thanks! I am a happy TMO customer with a Pearl Flip. Just convinced a friend to jump ship from Sprint and she got the new Curve 8900 and she is dropping calls, losing coverage, and getting SOS signals constantly which makes so sense because I have close to perfect coverage in the same area. Just checking to see if the phone could be the culprit...

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    Cool glad that I could be as to some help.
    I have been with ATT for ten years and have only had 2 droped calls and that was in an ICE STORM.

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    I would say handset no . Its all about software/firmware verison that's running on the phone . I. Have a nokia 9500 and 9300 and they used to have the new firmware. But did a hard reset and went back to orginal firmware and my signal drop to the point I no longer can us it . Before the hard reset I had full bars. . Same issue with HTC 8525 . A lot of It has to do with softwre upgrade
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