Antennagate in Canada

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  1. 8theapple macrumors regular

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  2. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    ruh roh... And I was going to buy an unlocked one...
     
  3. 8theapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was going to buy one to0, but I'm going to wait.
     
  4. flipjlo macrumors newbie

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    i have no problems with mine and so the people in line who bought one
     
  5. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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    Just Don't Hold it that Way, C'Mon guys Steve said there is no problem :eek:

    When I do not use a case I have an issue, however I want to protect my $300 investment, and I prefer to have a crack and scratch free phone :D
     
  6. 8theapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you on Rogers/Fido?
     
  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I thought it was confirmed it was not country-isolated problem when all the O2 videos hit YouTube.
     
  8. flipjlo macrumors newbie

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    rogers,edmonton
     
  9. Schweitzer macrumors regular

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    The german "consumer reports" equivalent (Stiftung Warentest) tested the iPhone 4 and found 90% signal loss (with just one finger touching the antenna at the right spot).

    Other phones tested showed a loss of just 25% ("death grip").
     
  10. ryan0402 macrumors 6502

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    its a physical problem not software the hardware
     
  11. Steveo47 macrumors regular

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    rogers network isnt particularly good in edmonton (i live there too). Then again the last time i used it i had a RAZR... Anyways i have an iphone 4 but i havent activated it yet. I played with one in the store on bell, and the bars drop when you hold it that what, i held it that way during a facetime call, and the bar dropped to 1, but the connection was solid, great voice quality ect.
     
  12. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    There is no way that is accurate... 90% signal loss? come on people
     
  13. ryanvsrobots macrumors member

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    I go from 5 to zero bars on my 4
     
  14. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    on 4.0.1 with just a 1 finger press?

    I can barely get my phone to drop a bar or 2 with the death grip which means that 90% can't be accurate or I would be seeing the same results as you.

    I can't get my phone to say no service no matter what I do.
     
  15. CanucksRock macrumors member

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    No issues on my phone (Virgin Mobile, Edmonton) ... others tried to, and it has 5 bars regardless :)
     
  16. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    Austria here, got mine today

    while i CAN make the bars drop with the naked phone (they eventually go back up - without switching to edge - even while keeping the firm death grip), i have yet to either drop a call or drop data connection.

    i tried the same grip in the car having 3 bars, dropping to 1 (iOS 4.0.1) and could browse the web perfectly fine

    so while it REALLY scared me initially that i could replicate the 'bar drop' so easily (didn't expect that), the dropped calls or the interruption of data throughput doesn't really happen to me.

    also, i'm gonna use a bumper anyways ... the naked phone is too much of a solid, yet fragile and scratchable brick to me.

    just thought i'd use this thread to post this
     

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