Phone reception

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Without the apple bias... Do you think there are other phones there with better reception? I need to decide if perhaps a differently AT&T phone will help my reception woes. I currently have an iPhone 5. I don't want to leave AT&T but I'm going a little nuts. I'm thinking of buying a used droid of some sort to test. I'm worried the service isn't going to improve for a while and I want to make sure it isn't my phone. There's a whole different thread about everything I have done to trouble shoot the problem.
  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    If service is terrible then chances are its not the iPhones fault.
    If you're at a dead zone or in an area with poor service then using a droid or any other cellphone will not magically give you full bars service where you had 1 bar before.
  3. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2009
    San Francisco Area
    I found the iPhone 4S and 5 have pretty good reception compared to other smartphones (BB and Samsung) on AT&T where I live (SF Bay Area). The iPhone 4 was definitely subpar.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Totally agree... My iPhone 4 was a nightmare. Between the reception and the crazy proximity sensor... I was so happy when the 4s came out. What a huge difference that was!


    Say it ain't so! ;(

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