1. canonuevo's Avatar
    Hey I attended 2 huge music festivals where there are a lot of people there. My question is: Why does it say I have full 4G, but in actuality I don't. I tried soft reset and restarting my phone. I am on ATT. So is it my carrier, phone, or just a lot of people in the area?
    09-02-2014 05:03 PM
  2. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    How do you know its not "full 4g"?
    09-02-2014 05:05 PM
  3. xandros9's Avatar
    I know "4G" in the US is often H+/3.5G in disguise, whereas actually 4G is marked as 4G LTE or just LTE.
    09-02-2014 05:52 PM
  4. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    True, but the op doesn't give enough details. Full "bars" of 4g, and how does he know which one the op is on if the phone says 4G?

    Needs to clarify.
    09-02-2014 06:04 PM
  5. canonuevo's Avatar
    Ok maybe not full 4g or whatever, but it indicated I have signal. I should be able to send a text should I not?
    09-03-2014 11:31 AM
  6. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Is the phone unbranded or an Att phone? Can you use internet or make calls?
    09-03-2014 12:25 PM
  7. canonuevo's Avatar
    I cannot make calls or use internet. I won it from the Microsoft store. I should be able to do those things if it says I have signal right? This only happens when I'm at a music festival where there are thousands of people. I'm just curious if that's normal or not. Thanks for all the replies people.
    09-03-2014 02:00 PM
  8. asylumxl's Avatar
    It's more likely something wrong with the cell towers around there. Perhaps they are at capacity.
    09-03-2014 02:01 PM
  9. mparker's Avatar
    It's more likely something wrong with the cell towers around there. Perhaps they are at capacity.
    This is probably the issue. You see the same problem at football games. The massive concentration of phones overloads the cell tower. It's also possible that all those phone radios in one spot are interfering with each other too much and the cell tower just sees static.
    09-03-2014 02:58 PM
  10. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    Ok, I agree with these posters. This is common at sporting events. Or events with large crowds.
    09-03-2014 04:59 PM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The cell towers are too congested. I had that happen at sports events.
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    09-03-2014 05:03 PM
  12. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    The cell towers are too congested. I had that happen at sports events.



    Some sports teams are upgrading their stadiums and arenas to improve things. For instance Verizon is working with the Cleveland Cavaliers for better reception at the Quicken Loans Arena. http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/releases/q-wireless-130411


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    09-03-2014 05:05 PM

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