Bestbuy offering free invisible shield to iphone 4 owners?

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  1. hcho3 macrumors 68030

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    According to engadget, bestbuy is offering free invisible shield to iphone 4 customers to users who are frustrated by antenna issue. Regardless of whether you have this issue or not, this would be a good protection for your iphone 4. It most likely be free as well. I don't know if this will be offered to every single iphone 4 users, but have any of you went to bestbuy and tried this yet?
     
  2. ngrimes-2010 macrumors regular

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    IS is a horrible product IMO

    Plus you can still get a bumper for free if you got your phone at BB. Why bother?
     
  3. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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  4. RodChester macrumors regular

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    Not too bad. I'll head to my local BB later this afternoon and see if I can get one put on my phone. I already have a bumper but this will do some good to help protect the steel from getting any scratches from debris that manages to get under it.
     
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  6. lg2k7 macrumors newbie

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    Just to clarify for you guys it's a sideshield not front or full body invisishield for people that don't bother to look at the engadget article
     
  7. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know if this invisible shield 4fix will actually solve the attenuation problem? Is it a new design different than the side strips Zagg offers in other protection packages? I've read elsewhere that using invisible shield's side strips doesn't completely cover all of the metal on the antenna, making it still possible for your hand to bridge the gap.

    Still, no complaints here for something free. I'm just wondering whether or not to waste time and head over to best buy today.
     
  8. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    Interesting.. may have to look into it. Thanks!
     
  9. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    yes it is sides only it is 7 little pieces that you install around the entire edge of the phone. Looks like a bigger pain than it is worth, although if you bought it at best buy they will install it for free.
     
  10. malnar macrumors 6502a

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    Look at the illustration. It covers the entire band on the left side - completely over the antenna gap.

    As for wasting your time, it's free. If it doesn't work, tear it off and throw it away.
     
  11. iMetalG5 macrumors 6502a

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    my local BB doesn't have them. Said to go to another store if I really want it. I guess they expect them on Friday...
     
  12. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

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    Got it today! Went to Best Buy, they only wanted to see my iPhone first to see if it was the 4. Didn't ask anything else. Salesman was kinda bleh..

    Here's pics:

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  13. UCLAKoolman macrumors 6502a

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    I can see the illustration. Thanks. Some posts over on engadget express how the shield doesn't completely cover the width of the band, hence why I'm asking if this 4fix is somehow different.
     
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    Anyone in Canada ask about this? Is Best Buy Canada offering this?
     
  16. mokeiko macrumors 6502

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    Please let us know how the install goes and if you still have any attenuation problems.

    mokeiko
     
  17. choice macrumors regular

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    Just got mine today too.
     
  18. vertigo235 macrumors 6502

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    Well the price is certainly right. I might go check this out tomorrow.
     
  19. RodChester macrumors regular

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    Well I got my skin this evening at my local BB. The lady asked if I got my phone from them and I went ahead and told her yes. She then went ahead and rang it up. I didn't get the application spray. Just the little packet with the skin.

    The skin looks OK. Not something I would really want on my phone but since I have a bumper I can't see it at all. The best thing about it is that before I had the skin on my phone my bumper wiggled a bit, but with the skin it stays tightly in place. Also, you can't beat free.
     
  20. gianthobbit macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to comment on how this is working out for me. It does NOT completely cover the stainless steel. A very small amount is still visible.

    If you do the death grip on the left hand it drops to 1 bar. If I rest my finger on the weak point it drops to 2 bars... so basically I am right handed and it protects against the fingers resting on the edge but I am really still not happy with the results...

    My wife has hers in a case and i the death grip only drops 1 bar (4 to 3 in my area). Is there anything else we can try that does not involve a full case? I am so reluctant to put a case on this thing and add that extra bulk and hide the beauty.
     
  21. PaulNY macrumors member

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    Went to my local best buy tonight (Palisades NY) and went over to the Best Buy Mobile section...asked the guy there about the promo, and he didnt even ask if I bought the phone there...the offer extends to Rewards Zone members too, and I'm a Silver member so it wasnt a problem....

    only problem was the guy was new, and it was his first IS install...so needless to say it didnt go so smoothly, he didnt use any of the applicator solution and its not on straight at all and its not lined up and its all nicked where he tried to peel it off the packaging...I'm going to go back in the morning and get another kit and do it myself, I got a receipt and he said to come back if i had any issues...

    The best part? They didnt have any install instructions, luckily I printed out that handout engadget posted and I brought it to the store...if he would have told me before hand that he never done it before, I would have took it home and did it myself.

    I have a smoke TPU silicone case...works nicely, doesnt add much bulk at all, makes it comfortable in my hand, they have it in clear too so it shouldnt hide much of the phone, only costs ~$10

    http://www.amazon.com/Premium-iPhon...7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280378983&sr=8-7
     
  22. qpid360 macrumors 6502

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    Please post pics of the phone with this installed.
     

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