Can't re-create issue with reception ( w/ video)

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  1. LLL1424 macrumors 6502

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    I am not doubting those with dropped signals/calls but I can't seem to replicate the issue at all. I made a short video demo showing that. Hopefully theres others like me. I am pissed off at the email sent by Jobs though because no one should go through dropped calls and holding phones a certain way.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ2jbRUEi1s
     
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  3. LLL1424 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats not my number...its moviefone. lol.
     
  4. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    Lick your palm and put it across the seam where the two metal pieces meet on the bottom left, I couldn't get it to happen either until I tried that. I guess my skin isnt conductive enough? If the only time it will affect me is when im wet/sweaty I think I will be ok.
     
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  6. LLL1424 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    will i get electrocuted or something. haha? i heard stories about having a wet hand and the phone stinging ya.
     
  7. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    No theres no charge running through the metal on the outside, it's just to get a better connection between the two strips, tell me if it works for you.
     
  8. LLL1424 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    just tried it....same outcome. i didnt have any dropped signals....and i hold it up in the same position for 2 minutes...and nothing. i move my grip on it...nada.
     
  9. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    Who knows, hopefully Apple addresses this other than just telling us to hold it differently. But it never affected me until I tried that.
     
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  11. iphoneguy123 macrumors regular

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    You lucky, lucky sob. Can you try putting one finger on the top? So you basically have your hands spread out across all surfaces of the phone?
     
  12. LLL1424 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  13. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

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    It's because you're in a high signal area. Go somewhere else where you have less bars to begin with and do the same thing... you'll see the bars drop. For example, here in my home I get 5 full bars of reception and no matter how I hold the phone, the bars will not drop. However, I went out and about today and there were several places where the bars would consistently drop every time I tested holding the phone this way. One area where I only got 2 bars to begin with dropped to "Searching..." every time I held it this way.

    To repeat, a strong signal area may not be affected by this problem, but lower signal areas will. That said, holding the phone normally does not cause the problem on my phone - only when holding with my left hand when I cover both the top and bottom frame and when I'm in a lower signal area. Which means, I would probably never experience it in actual use. Plus, when I was done testing, I put a case on it anyway for protection.
     
  14. LLL1424 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I tried doing it where there is low signal as well which is in my bathroom. I have 3 bars.....and my 3gs does as well and I hold it on its left side and nothing happens.
     
  15. LLL1424 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's obviously a wide-spread issue though. My friends are having the same issues and we tested it all together. Only a very selected amount of phones work correctly. I just wanted to add a video to show that.
     
  16. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    I can't get it to happen either, and my house is generally, 3 bars.
     
  17. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here...I've been squeezing the hell out of my iPhone 4 trying to recreate it and it just stays solid at full signal. I don't know of any areas with a weak signal around here (uptown Manhattan), or I'd try there.
     
  18. Bro Mane macrumors newbie

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    I can replicate the issue at my house, but not at work, so signal strength has something to do with it.
     
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  20. MotionxxUSxx macrumors 6502

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    same here. I can replicate at my house but not at work.
     
  21. ipoddin macrumors 6502a

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    Who picks up their phone with wet hands???

    I don't experience this signal loss issue either.
     
  22. Rooftop voter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm. Well, it's truly a mystery then. Bridging the gap *should affect every phone the same, at least I would imagine. My buddy got a phone that he says doesn't have this problem, but I would like to test his phone myself.
     
  23. ajsnow6234 macrumors 6502

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    Horrible Video!

    However, I too have not been able to reproduce the issue. I think I did once, but other than that I've tried several times, holding it several different ways. I even made my hand a little wet and tried. It's quite apparent that this is an issue, but I'm wondering if my area just has good enough service (non-edge)...I don't know...
     
  24. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    I don't hd my phone so that I touch the bottom anyway when making a call but it is still annoying, when I get my case it should be fine
     
  25. rhinosrcool macrumors 65816

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    This has been my experience. At home, I get 5 bars consistently. So, I drove around, and sure enough, the bars go away. Also, at home where I get a strong signal, I tried the licking of my palm and it dropped a couple of bars.

    For me, I usually use a wallet-style case, it isn't a problem. However, Job's response was terse and condescending.
     

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