Boy do I feel stupid. So I got this nice metal case for my new Galaxy S3 at the dollar store, it was only $2 and made of real metal (not metal-coloured plastic crap), and while I know some people might think its fugly as hell, I thought it looked pretty sweet!
So I put it on. And then I get very disappointed when I find out that my new Galaxy S3 can't receive wifi in my shed, like my old Atrix could. Even my netbook can get my wifi in my shed. And then I bring the phone inside, and discovered it can't even get a wifi signal in the basement of my house! So I walk around, and the wifi is working, just with a very very weak signal. I thought "this can't be right, this phone can't be that crappy", and then I remembered an experiment I did a while ago, where I wanted to see what material could block a wifi signal. I remember that all it took was a thin sheet of tin foil on top of a phone or tablet, and the device couldn't receive wifi at all.
I took my new metal case off my phone. Suddenly the wifi signal increased by 25dB.
Apparently this nice metal case was to blame for all my wifi troubles.
So could anyone recommend me a good place/online store to get a case for my Galaxy S3 phone for cheap? We have lots of stores and malls around here that sell them, but usually overpriced. I am specifically looking for a silicone rubber case so that I can prop/lean my phone up against something and not worry about it sliding down. I found many cases for my Galaxy S3 around here, but they are all hard plastic, which slides around like crazy. Thanks!