Antennagate 2.0? Iphone 4S dropouts on data and voice

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by flitter, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. flitter macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Everyone I know with a 4S is having dropouts with their phones and there seems to be very little discussion about this on the forums ... does anyone else have a situation that the phone seems to lose (dropout) data coverage yet retain voice, then drop voice and reconnect to the cellular network?

    Has anyone found a fix?

    I'm running SignalAlert overnight at the moment and even sitting in the cradle with 5 bars of real good (8Mbit/sec download speed) i've had 3 dropouts overnight.

    Is it specific to Telstra and Vodafone (Australia)?

    Anyone else seeing this? Anyone had a fix?
     
  2. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Their's a reason for that, because this issue is either non existent or only affects a very small group of people.
     
  3. 3bs macrumors 603

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    I've noticed that my 4S sometimes takes longer than my 4 did to get bars when I leave an elevator or come back from the basement
     
  4. Frasern1 macrumors 6502a

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    My first 4S dropped a lot of calls for some weird reason but I took it to Apple and got a new one and my new 4S rarely drops calls, actually I don't think it has dropped a call yet.
     
  5. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    not a single issue with my 4s, haven't had a dropped call at all.

    Plus Antennagate 2.0 sounds like you're still having problems with a certain way you hold your phone and then it dropping calls. Sounds like you just have bad service.
     
  6. oGu macrumors member

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    My 4S is amazing when it comes to call quality. I have good signal in places that I didnt have any reception with my galaxy S 2 or my iphone 4.
    Antenagate 2.0 is bogus.
     
  7. AlphaVictor87 macrumors 6502a

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    this thread should be deleted immediately.

    Just don't feed his ego anymore. he had one post back in April 2008, then one now trying to "coin a phrase", waste of a thread
     
  8. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Keep saying "-gate," it's certainly not ridiculous or overused.
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    As stated above that's because it's not a common issue. If everyone you know with a 4S is having this problem then what's common to all of them? Start with that rather than trying to make a broad, sweeping generalization about "Antennagate".
     
  10. SCARY GAY DAD macrumors 6502

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    I consistently drop 3-5 bars on my 4S. Tested on other iPhone 4Ss and it seems to only happen with T-Mobile.

    -SGD
     
  11. flitter thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. lordofthereef macrumors G4

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    I had no issues with bars. Still get dropped calls though. It may be wishful thinking, but it's better than it was with my 4. I have had two dropped calls since I've had it (since launch). I talk about an hour or two a day. Would have had 4-8 with the 4 by now.
     
  13. HKUSP.40 macrumors regular

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    It's only happened a couple of times but I have dropped calls with 2 bars of signal. Only thing I can think of is that the iPhone's definition of "1 bar" of signal is smaller than other phones' definition.

    So 4 bars on an iPhone might = 2 or 3 bars on another phone. :confused::confused:
     
  14. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like its just in your area hence why all the people you know have similar issues? I haven't had any drop outs and from online consensus the reception & drop rate is actually better on the 4S now.
     

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