Chris Grabowy on 19 Sep 2015 08:45:34 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Off-topic: Cell Phone Call Quality

Is there a SIM card in your particular phone?

If so then perhaps you can swap SIM cards with another person on another

This might help determine if the carrier is the problem.

-----Original Message-----
From: plug [] On Behalf Of Casey
Sent: Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:05 AM
To: PLUG Philadelphia Linux Users Group
Subject: [PLUG] Off-topic: Cell Phone Call Quality

I'm finally reaching the limit of my cell phone tolerance. The voice call
quality of my cell phone is terrible, and almost unusable. 

I suffer from frequent tenth-second drop-outs which make it very hard to
understand what is being said. I don't know if its my phone, my carrier, or
my location. I was hoping I could get some good advice from this

I know it is not the other caller, because I even have the problem listening
to my voicemail menu.

I've got a Samsung Galaxy S3, which appears to be a good quality phone.

I'm using Net-10, one of the pre-paid carriers. Their prices are pretty

My location is in NJ east of Philly, and PA, just north of Newark. Both
locations seem to be equally bad.

So how can I isolate the cause of my crappy voice calls?

Is my carrier?
Is it my phone?

If I switch carriers will my quality improve?

I'm a 58-year-old guy, and not looking for gobs of data, but I can't see 
spending $75 per month for a bloody phone.

Any suggestions?

Casey Bralla

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