Avail 2 reception is quite poor - if I return it what other GoPhone devices are recommended?
I'm on travel and had a cheap, not smartphone, Samsung GoPhone. But it had good reception.
And my iPad 2 has great AT&T reception. I get 4 or 5 bars where I'm staying all the time and great speeds.
But from the same location the Avail 2 I got on Monday has really bad reception. Most of the time I can't even send or receive text indoors unless I go to a higher floor or go outside.
I just bought it this week at Target so assume I can still return it. But if I do - what are my other smartphone options?
I would have liked to use my iPhone 5, but it is locked to my carrier in Japan. My 2nd choice would be an Android phone with good reception and a relatively recent Android OS.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. I hate to think of going through the next several months like this. I wasn't expecting great performance from a $54 cell phone. So the fact that the device itself is extremely slow I can live with. But if I can't even send or receive a text indoors - that put me out of touch.
Re: Avail 2 reception is quite poor - if I return it what other GoPhone devices are recommended?
I already answered this question in another thread, but if I were you, I would consider purchasing a used smartphone to tie you over for a while, particularly an Android phone such as a Galaxy S III or the like if that is what you're interested in.