does reception change when you change from 3g to edge?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by greenyboy411, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. greenyboy411 macrumors newbie

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    on the iphone 3g, will i get the improved reception if i have the phone set to use edge (for battery reasons)?
     
  2. 36183 Guest

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    Yes my reception changes drastically, at home it goes form 1 bar with 3G to 5 bars on Edge.
     
  3. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    If you try to make a call with the 1 bar on 3G, is the call choppy or clear? Does it drop out? Does turning 3G on and off even make a difference with actual phone calls? 3G is just how the data is transferred, right?
     
  4. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

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    When I did a call the call was clear and fine with 1 bar on 3G - data downloads though were really slow and I was better off turning 3G off and going with EDGE to get a more stable connection.
     
  5. Sweetbike40 macrumors 65816

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    Thank you. This is good to know. :)
     

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