On your device go to settings>about phone>status scroll down to signal strength you'll see a number that begins with -xx db. This measure of your signal strengh is more accurate than those bars.
-45 dB is extremely good (the tower is very close possibly across the street while -75 to -85 is good and -95 is week but usable and -105 is dead.
Fellow members feel free to correct me if im wrong.
Well Ann: It would'nt be right but that building might have Signal blocking Equiptment inside of it or some kind of shield thats there to block Cell phone calls or Data transferes of any kind. It keeps them off there phones an when they use the phones thats in the building they can monitor there calls. An you cant rule this out as companies are tightning there rules.
That is sad, i wonder since they arent officially rolling 4g out until this Thursday, that this may be a weaker signal so they can test it??? Or could it be the real deal? Chattanooga, TN
Possible but I'd think they'd have everything turned up by now. We're scheduled to get it on Thursday and a month ago when they tested it here in Raleigh, I got 4G outside of my office but only 3G inside. They flipped the switch again yesterday morning and I've had solid 4G signal at my desk since.