HTC Desire :: Old SIM Card Cause Reception Problems

Jul 23, 2010

I've had some very poor reception in some areas in the UK where my operator's signal-strength map suggests a very good signal should be received. Sometimes just moving the phone from one desk to another at work allows it to receive a signal!

I discussed this with my phone operator and they are suggesting that a new replacement SIM card may resolve the problem and are sending me a new one. When I bought my HTC Desire a few months ago I just reused the SIM from my old phone and it is a few years old.

My question is this: could an old or faulty SIM card cause wild fluctuations in reception signal strength?

HTC Desire :: old SIM card cause reception problems


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Jul 24, 2010

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Nov 6, 2010

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Jul 16, 2010

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Jul 2, 2010

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Jul 12, 2010

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Aug 15, 2010

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I downloaded real signal, and I'm only getting -105 to -115 db strength.

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Dec 19, 2009

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Aug 26, 2010

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Feb 22, 2010

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