and back to the 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hawklight, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Hawklight macrumors member

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    I'm loving everything about the i4 but I simply can't get the phone to hold a signal long enough to talk while holding it because of either the hardware or software issues. I was just trying to call my wife to tell her there was a huge storm coming and she couldn't hear me after a few seconds when the bars started dropping.
     
  2. alana22 macrumors regular

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    I can't believe this but I'm actually contemplating bailing on my Apple Store reservation tomorrow. This phone is apparently a wreck :/
     
  3. quid squid macrumors regular

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    held a 24 minute FaceTalk conversation just fine. Signal seems a little bit more weak than before, but not enough to ruin a call.

    Could it be that there's a "huge storm" in your area or headed your way?
     
  4. Hawklight thread starter macrumors member

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    This phone is amazing (at least mine is problem free) however this antenna "bug" rather its hardware or software related has pretty much rendered my iPhone 4 useless as a phone. Unless Apple steps up and offers some type of resolution quickly I will have no choice but to reactivate my 3GS.
     
  5. goobot macrumors 603

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    facetime is done via wif
     
  6. Hawklight thread starter macrumors member

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    The storm was not even in our county when I made the call, if I just hold the phone normal my signal drops right off into Searching...
     
  7. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I wonder how much location has to do with it. I've been on several calls this afternoon for a couple of hours total. No reception problems at all, and no dropped calls.
     
  8. LordOBoogie macrumors 6502a

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    No problems with connection here. The same or better than my 3GS.
     
  9. Kenal0 macrumors regular

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    I have had my phone since mid day, made numerous calls with it and have had zero problems.
    Kenal0
     
  10. Hawklight thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm in Central Illinois.
     
  11. splashnader macrumors 6502a

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    I am sure it's just another bug that will be fixed with a patch to OS4. Apple may be working quickly on this issue. Might be worth holding off for a while.
     
  12. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    My 3GS is already sold, so I can't go back. I even returned the Go-phone I was using, so I have NO cell phone at all. God I hope mine is OK! I will be getting one tomorrow at the Apple Store (yes, I do have a reservation and yes, I will be showing up early).
     
  13. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    Texas here. Maybe your skin just blocks radio signals better than mine.
     
  14. quid squid macrumors regular

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    true...held other actual phone calls just fine though.
     
  15. snapper2323 macrumors member

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    I have not had any problems with mine. I actually get better reception while talking at my desk at work. Whenever I sat in a certain spot it would go to edge now it stays at 3g with three bars, and that is with me holding it.
     
  16. quid squid macrumors regular

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    was just thinking the storm could have interrupted your signal, sounded like you were implying the storm was close to you and headed in her direction. was just a thought.
     
  17. fuseone macrumors member

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    Yea im woundring if it has to do with location. people that are losing signal should post location to.
     
  18. jeffpickl macrumors member

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    I lose signal when I hold the phone by hand. I bought a bumper style case (incipio) it does not lose signal with that on as much.
     
  19. Nikos macrumors 68000

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    I can fully cup my phone using my hands and my bars never go under 5 here.
     

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