What should your signal strength be on your phone?

andy1799
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To be able to have clear conversations, and send texts with no problems

Mine is usually

-95 to -118 dBm usually over the 100 mark

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Re: What should your signal strength be on your phone?

Ann154
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Under actually. The number is a negative digit. The range of -101 to -115 dBm would be under the 100 mark. Over would be -95 to -99 dBm.

The type of signal is also important. Different signals have a different range in which they work the best.

For example my Nexus is currently at -93 dBm 2 asu 1xRTT:7 (voice network only).

The LTE network connection would give me different level of signal.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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breezex
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I have usually found that -100dBm and lower down to -115 (remember these are negative numbers) is sometimes iffy but mostly usable.  -90's OK,  -80's good, -70's excellent, and -60's off the chart fantastic.

On a similar question, how many towers in an area/location/city does Verizon convert to 4G LTE in order to say that area is covered by 4G?  When I get 4g at my home (spotty) it's always a much lower signal level than the fallback 3G signal.  At 700MHz I would expect better signal coverage and penetration

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Re: What should your signal strength be on your phone?

andy1799
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Your correct i meant under.

Right now My signal strength is -112dBm 28 asu LTE 14

Im also sitting in my living room.........crazy

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