3GS losing signal

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ultimatelightwe, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. ultimatelightwe macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    My wifes 3GS is having an issue with signal. It keps losing signal for no reason. Im on the same network and have no issues.

    I search for available carriers and none are found. Then all of a sudden the signal will return and be normal.

    A 'Genius' looked at it and said the phone needs replacing. Didn't try and diagnose the issue. Phones out of warranty so it's £140 for the pleasure. Don't really want to do that as we're not far off the upgrade date of the contract.

    Any ideas? I would have thought if it was hardware it would be out all the time?

    Cheers,
     
  2. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    man i am in the same boat as you only worse! i had to super power my phone off like 10 times yesterday due to no 3g showing and 1 bar, then it going to searching, then back to no service, and so on! it has sucked prety bad latly! i am switching to verizon today!!!

    cant wait! at&t for like 5-7 years and very unhappy!
     
  3. oakie macrumors 6502

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    hardware problems can and often are intermittent, especially with electronics due to heat causing failed connections to expand and contract, making the issue intermittent.
     
  4. amenze macrumors newbie

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    I have been having this problem recently, are you on 3? I seem to have been having this problem since the last ios update.
     
  5. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    i am on a 3gs and yeah ever since the last update like a week ago, my phone has been sheeet!


    verizon or bust!
     
  6. ultimatelightwe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    When we think about it, it's only since the last update that ours is having the problems.

    I think we're over a barrel realy, now way out of it.

    We're on orange who were quite helpful but there's not much they can do do as apple dictate everything.

    Oh well.
     

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