The Truth About Cellphone Reception Bars

The reception bars on your cellphone represent EC/I0 values, which is the scientific measurement that signifies how much of a cellphone's available reception is actually usable. Well, according to the chaps at Ask Metafilter, the bars that are actually present on your cellphone are a watered down representation of the… » 1/13/08 2:30pm 1/13/08 2:30pm