Also, the distance from the nearest tower for the specific carrier is the key to the amount of Radiation coming from your device. If its far, that phone is going to AMP up the power/microwave signal to reach that far tower.
A phone with 1-2 bars or low signal will be waaaaay over the tested SAR levels, than the devices that are industry tested in perfect 5 bar conditions.
I know living near a tower is not a solution, so look for the best option in your home RF overall.
I used to live in an area which had virtually no cell phone reception - connections were constantly dropped. I only used it for texts, but when listening to voice mails and holding a foot or so away, I got a massive headache afterwards. A phone without good
reception puts out massive amounts of radiation to try and stay connected with a tower, and by doing so it also gives off a much higher magnetic field than if you were in an area with good reception.
I have a Consumer Cellular phone now and live in a different area. Only twice have I used it for calls (usually just text) and immediately got the massive headache. We are in an area where Verizon has complete coverage while AT&T and T-Mobile's reception
is very poor. I think CC works on T-Mobile or AT&T's network. I get only 1 bar while a friend's Verizon phones gets 4 bars.
So I wonder if because a lesser network phone having to work much harder and put out even more EMF than normal might be why CC's phones feel worse?
On October 24, Fog Top [via ES] <[hidden email]> wrote:
> We are in an area where Verizon has complete
> coverage while AT&T and T-Mobile's reception is very poor. I think CC
> works on T-Mobile or AT&T's network. I get only 1 bar while a friend's
> Verizon phones gets 4 bars.
> So I wonder if because a lesser network phone having to work much
> harder and put out even more EMF than normal might be why CC's phones
> feel worse?
Yes, with Consumer Cellular you have a choice between an AT&T sim card
or a T-Mobile sim card. I don't think the signal strength had anything to do
with my bad reaction, as I had a good signal in all cases.
It's possible that just switching to a Consumer Cellular T-Mobile sim card would
have improved things for me, as I have a sim card from "Ting Mobile" that runs
on T-Mobile, and I have significantly less problems with that.
Although I'm currently testing with a Verizon sim card from Red Pocket Mobile,
and that seems tolerable as well.