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logicpro7
Jul 16, 2008, 06:44 PM
Why does the 3G iPhone have a poor signal strength reading?

I have my 3G and my wife's 2G iPhone here next to me and her phone has a full 5 bar signal compared to 2 bars on my 3G?

Both phones are on o2.



vandozza
Jul 16, 2008, 07:30 PM
maybe the 3G tower is further away than the 2G tower? (that is as long as your 3G iphone is connected to a 3G signal, and your wife's iphone is connected to a 2G signal)

Vanilla
Jul 17, 2008, 02:03 AM
maybe the 3G tower is further away than the 2G tower? (that is as long as your 3G iphone is connected to a 3G signal, and your wife's iphone is connected to a 2G signal)

This is a GLOBAL issue that is beginning to generate significant momentum, check out this Apple Discussion thread http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1602608&tstart=0 .

I have purchased a black iPhone 3G 16GB, I live in a part of London, UK that apparently has superb 3G and my reception is patchy, sporadic and downright poor, to the point where I've given up and turned 3G off. I love the product but there is something - hopefully software/firmware related - seriously amiss here.

Vanilla

vandozza
Jul 17, 2008, 02:21 AM
carrier updates here we come :)

hopefully just software and not hardware!

Vanilla
Jul 17, 2008, 02:39 AM
carrier updates here we come :)

hopefully just software and not hardware!

That is what I'm praying for...must admit I'm a little concerned as my 14-day return period is ticking away and I've already 'bonded' with the darn thing...sigh.

Vanilla

vandozza
Jul 17, 2008, 03:29 AM
i wonder if apple has "underclocked" the 3G reception to deal with heat related issues, much like they have done with graphics cards in the imac's!

i know nothing about how cellphones work and even if it's possible, but as much as i like apple, ive gotta admit this is a possibility :( (until i'm told otherwise by someone more knowledgeable in the area!)