My wife and I both have Samsung Moment cell phones running Android on Sprint's network. I always complain that I can't get reception in the house, whereas her reception is always fine.
Today, we did an experiment. She had 4 bars on her phone. She passed her phone to me, and it dropped down to 0 bars. I gave it back, and she had 4 bars again. I decided to sit in her seat. I still only got 1 bar.
What the heck? The only thing I can think of is that she's really small, and she's a bit on the anemic side, whereas I'm fairly large and I have an abundance of iron in my blood. Does that even matter?
We just conducted the experiment again, standing next to each other, with the same results. The way we hold the phone doesn't seem to make a difference. We're both barefoot.