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When connected to LTE, the phone is also separately connected to the GSM network for voice. Voice does not go over LTE so switching your data to WCDMA (HSPA) won't make any difference in the quality of voice calls, unless you are using VOIP calling. There isn't much you can do to boost the signal other than not using a case or if you do, stick to a thin ...
dBm = (2 × ASU) - 113 ASU in the range of 0-31 and 99 (for not known or not detectable).
Yes, your Gingerbread phone does this, and no, it's not a feature of Gingerbread. This isn't an Android-specific behaviour at all: it's part of the GSM protocol itself, so all phones do it. When the cell tower transmits, it says the transmit strength in the signal. The phone then works out how much attentuation there is (i.e. how much weaker the received ...
You might wish to take a look at apps like Network Signal Info and RF Signal Tracker, which allow you not only to monitor signal quality, but also show you which cells you are connected to, plus what kind of connection you had (3G/H+/...). You can follow that on-screen (to find the currently best place), and also log it (if you notice "drops", that might be ...
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