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One bar or three?

By design... it scales the power of the cell radio so as to conserve battery power when you're not in a call... It has full reception, but it doesn't need it, so it power-saves on the cell radio to just have enough signal to get a lock on the tower, then when you get or make a call, send a text, etc, then it powers up and gets full reception...


At least I think that's what's happening, since mine does it too.
 
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Sux when that is happening while using Pandora, it sure takes a long time to switch between songs, and forget high quality setting on 1x. I wish there was a way to force 3G if it is in range, the data rate is reall much faster (obviously).

EDIT: I am referring to when it sporadically switches from 1X to 3G
 
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