Weird signal changes is this normal

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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Usually I get 2-3 bars at home but when I send a text message I get 4 bars then it goes back to 2-3 bars why does sending a text change my signal.
 

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macrumors 6502
Feb 28, 2011
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Usually I get 2-3 bars at home but when I send a text message I get 4 bars then it goes back to 2-3 bars why does sending a text change my signal.

it has nothing to do with sending a text, the bars are based on the numbers from a logarithmic scale that shows signal strength of the connection between your phone and tower, as opposed to the strength of the tower's "broadcasting" signal.
 
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