Determining Cell Signal Strength and Location Using A Blackberry Bold
You can determine the strength of the signal from within your phone. Here are instructions on how to do this with your Blackberry Bold. If you need instructions on a different phone, please let us know.
Press TOOLS, SETTINGS, STATUS or OPTIONS, STATUS. This
feature is also available on GSM models. The top line is the signal
strength in ñdBm. GSM and iDEN models also have this feature.
The general rule of thumb is:
1) -50 dB – Full strength
2) up to -83 dB – Here is an Omni Directional antenna which will work great (Wilson’s kit # 841262)
3) greater than -84 dB – Here is a Uni Directional antenna will work (Wilson’s kit #841263)
4) greater than -113 dB – Not many devices will help
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