iPhone 3GS not hitting more than 2-3 bars reception, ever.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ajdb9, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi

    Got my iPhone back from the repairers three days ago, with a new charging-port-area thing. It works great now, except that it now hovers between "No Service" and only 2 bars of reception. I have seen it at 3 bars maybe two times in the past 3 days.

    It has the newest iOS on it.

    Compared to another 3GS in the same locations, at the same times:
    When mine has 1 bar, the other iPhone has 5.
    When mine has 2 bars, the other iPhone has 5.
    When mine has 'No Service', the other iPhone has 3 bars.
    etc

    Any ideas? Is this likely to be a software thing or a hardware thing?
    I've only noticed it since the repair.
    I've tried re-starting and pulling the SIM in and out.

    And it doesn't seem to be a false reading either, it's definitely dropping calls more than it should (almost every call).

    Thanks in advance
    Xander
     
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    JamesMB

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    Texas
    #2
    Since you just got it back from being repaired, I would guess hardware.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Oct 19, 2008
    #3
    Thanks - I'd thought it was likely that.

    Are reception issues with the 3GS common?
    Or hard to fix?

    Thanks!
     
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    CrAkD

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    Feb 15, 2010
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #4
    I had a faulty radio in my first 3gs. it would always only have 1-2 bars and would drop to no service alot. I finally brought it in and got it replaced.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    #5
    Hi CrAkD,
    Could I confirm, did they replace the radio, or the entire phone?
    Thanks!
    Xander

     

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