3G signal strength

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by logicpro7, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    #2
    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)
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    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
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    #4
    carrier updates here we come :)

    hopefully just software and not hardware!
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    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
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    vandozza

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    #6
    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!)
     

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