What do cell phone reception bars mean?
April 9, 2007 7:59 AM Subscribe
What exactly do
those cell phone reception bars represent?
posted by norm to technology (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I seem to have great cell phone reception (Cingular) everywhere but my home. Yet often while I'm getting terrible reception and dropped calls, the phone tells me it has three bars of reception. What's THAT all about? Is my provider telling my phone to intentionally inflate the reporting of my reception or is something about my home causing my problem even though I nominally have good reception?