does 3G have better/stronger signal strength?

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  1. shecky Guest

    shecky

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    just wondering, my fiancé has an iphone that does pretty badly reception-wise at our studio. would a 3G iPhone necessarily have the same reception problems? is there a chance that a 3G iPhone might work great where the current iPhone does not? or should it be about the same?
     
  2. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    umm for the phone section id say no (not 100% but i dont think so)

    And its faster for the net on the go!

    Im sure a lot of people know more than me tho :)
     
  3. TEG macrumors 604

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    Same power, more redundency. So you can get the same call quality will lower connection.

    TEG
     
  4. shecky thread starter Guest

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    so theoretically 3G might eliminate the iphone being between "no service" and 1-2 bars most of the time?

    does 3G use different towers or just different antennas/dishes/whatever on the same towers that are already there?
     
  5. DarthTreydor macrumors 6502

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    My old 3g phone got much better service in my house than my iPhone does. I don't know whether that's a result of it being 3g or if its just the way the phone was constructed.
     
  6. 3247 macrumors regular

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    3G uses completely different equipment, which may or may not be mounted on the same towers. At least, if 3G = UMTS. EDGE (which is also a 3G technology) is just an update to GSM, so it uses the same towers. CDMA2000/EV-DO … I have no idea.

    I usually have better signal strength with my new UMTS phone. However, I don't know whether that is due to a different location of cell towers, a better phone design (however, both my old GSM and my new UMTS phone were made by Nokia) or really a feature of UMTS.
     

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