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Help Connectivity issues

I was due an upgrade about a month ago and ditched my iphone 3gs for a Galaxy Note 2 with AT&T. I'm disappointed. It could be just the fact I'm not very tech savvy and dont have things set up right, but the phone has issues with connectivity. I work at a bar in the basement of a casino and the reception is bad. There is one spot where I could get on 3g with my old iphone 3gs and anyone who needs connectivity I tell to sit at this spot at the bar and everyone with a smartphone can connect. I can only connect with my new Note 2 maybe 1 out of 10 tries. As a test, I put my Note 2 right next to my coworker's iphone 4 and we both searched for the same thing on google. His iphone 4's search results popped up in 2 seconds and my Note 2 failed to load anything, ever. I let it sit for about 5 minutes and nothing at all. We have the same carrier (AT&T) and were both on 4g during this test. What is the problem?? My old a$$ iphone 3gs worked better than this thing. I thought for sure with the "quad core processor" this phone would just blow away everyone else's. Maybe I got a lemon? Defective device? Or is the antenna in the Galaxy Note 2 just weaker than an Apple antenna?? Probably in my settings I have to tweak some things but like I said, I'm not completely hip to tech. Can someone talk me into keeping this thing because I'm on the brink of going back to AT&T and getting an iphone 5. I love this phone... I just demand that it work better than an iphone 3gs.
The iphone antenna is prolly stronger.
The pros of android are more controle over your device in every consivable way, including those you are not considering yet. The processor has nothing to do with reception. Motarola has the best antennas. If u have reception issues I sujjest u stay with android but switch to a motarola phone. Do some research and find the one with the strongest antennas.

Im bassing this on the common knowledge that Motorola has the best antennas and nothing particular about the phones. Samsung has better components.
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