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Hey abc1230! This is always kind of a creepy situation - you're not moving, but when you're looking at your phone it seems like maybe the tower is. I promise it didn't sprout cartoon legs and head to Happy Hour! There are a few possible explanations.
Signal strength can fluctuate due to weather, software, building structure, or proximity to a tower. Also you can see signal shift when your equipment automatically switches from one tower to another, which can happen even when you're sitting still depending on network conditions. Lastly, signal strength can be impacted by network congestion. If this were only happening when it were raining, then we'd have an obvious cause. If it were limited to just one area - your home, for example - I'd think that you might be situated between two towers duking it out for your phone's attention. Since you're seeing this happen in multiple places - your home, your friend's home, and your office, I feel like congestion in your area is more likely to be the culprit. If you're not connected to Wi-Fi, how are your speeds?
Happy Tuesday abc1230! I wanted to stop by and see if you'd had any luck determining any rhyme or reason for this signal fluctuation. Do any of the possible explanations seem like they could apply here?