Samsung Galaxy S3 country reception

Submitted: Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 11:48
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Wondering if anyone has experience with the Samsung Galaxy S3 in fringe signal reception areas yet and/or how it's reception compares with the Galaxy S2 or iPhone 4s?
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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:09

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 12:09
Hi Graham & Ann. None of the phones that you mention are classed as fringe area phones. I have not yet found a "smart phone" of the current generation that is rated for fringe reception areas. Your question suggests that you have experience with the Samsung Galaxy S2. How do you find its performance?
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Follow Up By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 16:56

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 16:56
" I have not yet found a "smart phone" of the current generation that is rated for fringe reception areas."

Kevin I am pretty sure that the Motorola Defy + Smart Phone has a Telstra Blue Tick meaning it is suitable for fringe areas, it is the only one that I know off.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 17:27

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 17:27
Thanks Scrubby, I'll check it out.
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Follow Up By: Gronk - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:51

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 18:51
I have a Samsung 550 blue tick phone and a friend has an i phone 4 ( both with Telstra )

The i phone was getting reception a good 4 klm's before mine when coming towards towns out in the outback..

Mine was equal when I plugged it into my external aerial ( bullbar mounted )

I have heard similar results with the Samsung s2 as well....so the blue tick stuff doesn't seem to stack up as you would expect it to ?

I am thinking of getting a Samsung s2 on a new plan to replace the Samsung 550...but lack of ability to plug it into an external aerial has me hesitating at the moment ..
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Follow Up By: Member - Ups and Downs - Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 19:32

Monday, Jun 11, 2012 at 19:32
I am looking into a 'phone currently and was told that Telstra 'blue ticked' smart phones include the HTC ONE XL, Nokia Lumia 800 and I Phone 4S.

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Follow Up By: Lachie - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 09:47

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 09:47
Hi
I have a Nokia Lumia 800. The reception is just as good as the nokia 6720 I had before. I live on a farm which is in an area of very poor reception so I was a bit worried when I bought the Nokia Lumia 800 but thankfully everything is OK.

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Follow Up By: Mark, Michelle & Abraham (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 15:40

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 15:40
Live in Alice Springs and travel around outside area for work. Have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and external roof aerial and have reception up to 50kms in any direction from Alice Springs generally and it is not a blue tick phone.
Gronk you can plug it into an external aerial but have to remove the back to do so.
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Follow Up By: Graham & Ann - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 18:04

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 18:04
Thanks for the feedback guys.

Have family in outback with a few of the old iphone 4 (with cover = blue tick) they work much better than my old LG tu500 and nearly as good as when the LG tu500 is in cradle with inductive feed from ext ant. When LG tu 500 is patched direct to ext ant it works better than the iphone 4. All phones on Telstra nextg.

Your right Paul, the iphone 4S, Nokia Lumia 800 and the HTC ONE XL, are both blue tick phones. Contrary to what some may think in my experience blue tick phones usually do have better reception.

Still haven't seen/read/heard any comments re the Galaxy S3 works in the bush on any of the forums yet

Thanks, Graham
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Reply By: get outmore - Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 10:44

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2012 at 10:44
blue tick means nothing, ive had numerous phones and they all get about the same reception

some might indicate they have better reception but can hold a call exactly the same as a phone which shows barely one bar
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Reply By: Holden4th - Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 20:10

Friday, Jun 15, 2012 at 20:10
I've got the Motorola Defy+ (note the plus) which worked extremely well on my trip to Perth apart from the Nullarbor. Strong reception in most areas.

In three weeks I head out to Winton QLD via Mitchell/Barcy/Longreach then across to Rocky. One of our travellers has an iPhone 4S and I'll put my telstra Sim card into it to see how it works. Winton will be the test. I'll report back.

BTW, the Defy+ is an excellent phone.
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Follow Up By: Graham & Ann - Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 15:18

Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 15:18
Thanks, would be interested in the feedback re comparison of the Motorola Defy+ with the iPhone 4S.

TIA Graham
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