how many of you use Alltel phones? i just upgraded my service plan to the 1000 minute +unlimted night and weekend minutes.. anyway, with my old phone out in the country where I live (nearest town is 13 miles away) my old Nokia phone could get a signal strength of 3/4. The new phone gets 0 signal at all. Everyonce and a while it'll select tower "A" and get up to a 4/6 signal, still no where near what the old phone got. It keeps selecting tower "D" though and I get 0 signal through that tower. I cannot select which tower it gets its signal from though, it'* totally automatic and won't let you change it. The funny thing is, my old phone couldn't get a signal in big towns, but the new phone can, and the old phone got a great signal in the country, this one doesn't. What is up with that? I do mostly country driving so I need the signal from where I live, not really in a big down. The dealer mentioned that this new phone was Digital while my old one was analog. Could this have something to do with maybe the towers in my area being old, and that is why my new phone doesn't communicate with them well like my old phone did? This kind of sucks, I love the phone... when I can get a signal. :(
This is the new phone http://www.alltel.com/estore/wireless/phones/vx3100a/
EDIT: I figured out what the "A" and "D" stand for on the phone..
A is for analog and D is for digital (duh.) lol. anyway, how can I set it for analog seems how that'* all I have around my area?