Coverage map shows that I should be getting LTE/4G service but I do not get service at this location:
Phone (Note2) will show 1 bar but I have no service. No data connection either.
Improved service would be nice for this area.
I have a Note 2 and get 4 bars at the foot of my rural property. In the house, I am lucky to get 1 bar at all, and the only reliable service is near a window with the blinds open. In my case, that is clearly a function of hilly terrain, since the tower is less than 500 meters away, but lotsa trees in between.
Bars on the phone are just barely decorations. Download from Google Play:
or something similar. Gives fairly instanteneous readings for voice and data in -dBm units. As long as you show less than 100 -dBm, you should be able to communicate. If you can send yourself a text and receive it promptly, then the network connection is working.
Even in areas that have good coverage, it’s not uncommon to have dead zones. Stay away from large metallic objects such as wrought iron railings and open any metallic window blinds.
Using the apps display like a treasure detector, you able to find a “hot spot” where everything works.