3 “More Bars Definitely Means Better Reception”
It’s understandable that most people see more signal bars on their smartphone and think that their reception just got stronger and the likelihood of their call being dropped got lower. And in most cases, that’s true. But the network bars at the top of your smartphone screen don’t always indicate signal strength. In fact, in some cases they indicate your proximity to the nearest cell tower. While that likely indicates that your signal is stronger, it’s also possible that there are many others in your area that are connecting to that same tower. In other words, it’s difficult to tell the true quality of your connection.