Death Grip didn't work

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fender57, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. fender57 macrumors 6502

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    I was in downtown San Diego today for the Comic Con and I noticed the iPhone signal was consistently at 5 bars. So, I tested the death grip and it stayed at 5 bars with no degradation to the apps I was running. I did not try a call but perhaps I will as I will be there this weekend. I guess it is a matter of signal.
     
  2. fender57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I was really bummed.
     
  3. Chilla Frilla macrumors member

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    Interesting, let me know what happens!

    Also, bring some type of video recording device with you. :p
     
  4. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    you know apple stores have signal repeaters right
     
  5. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    even if you opened up the phone you would not lose any bars in the store, true story
     
  6. fender57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool story bro.
     
  7. admanimal macrumors 68040

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    1. Did I miss the part where he said he was in an Apple Store?

    2. Many people have been able to use the death grip in Apple Stores.
     
  8. InfinitiG macrumors 6502

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    that saying is played out, go surf some message boards and steal a new line
     
  9. kucyk macrumors member

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    Looks like it's something wrong with your phone.

    You should bring it back to Apple...
     
  10. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe some. I had one bar of service at mine. Demonstrating the death grip was all too easy. Interestingly enough, 4.0.1 doesn't show a "Searching for Signal" message. It just can't make calls or use data. Apple's being somewhat dishonest.
     
  11. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    I hope your being sarcastic.
     
  12. fender57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Not sure why this was brought up. There are no Apple Stores downtown, I was walking down 5th Ave.
     
  13. BadMoon macrumors 6502

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    That and "troll" are pretty much the lamest things one can post on a forum. Everytime I read a person calling someone that I instantly thing 5 year old kid name calling.
     
  14. fender57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You forgot hater and fanboy.
     
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  16. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Nope.

    Death grip always worked for me regardless of signal strength. Even worked on my friend's 4 with a bumper.

    death grip = no data signal = returned phone.
     
  17. fender57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah behind all the snark that's what I was alluding to. I can do the death grip from my office or home but yesterday downtown was the first time I experienced a null-return on the death grip. 5 bars while holding it for well over a minute while surfing the internet/checking mail. The signal must be very overpowering in that area.
     
  18. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    How is your coverage in the rest of San Diego? I find mine to be pretty poor.
     
  19. fender57 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to poor depending on where I'm at. It's pretty bad from inside my office, but most of the time I'd characterize it as ok-to-good. I can't complain about coverage, I don't drop calls and I'm satisfied in general with AT&T coverage-wise in San Diego.
     
  20. Julien macrumors G3

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    All of the tin foil hats help with signal strength. :D
     

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