Does the WiFi interfere with cellular signal?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ghall, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. ghall macrumors 68040

    ghall

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    I was getting really bad cellular reception while my WiFi was on, but when I turned it off my cellular signal went to full bars. Is this just a coincidence, or does the WiFi signal really affect the cellular signal?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i would doubt it. there are a ton of signals passing through the phone at any time. be it tv, radio, wifi from other sources, etc. maybe a coincidence?
     
  3. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't think it should. GMS operates at 850, 900, 1900, and 1800 MHz, while WiFi is 2.4 GHz.
     
  4. bt1988 macrumors member

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    I've noticed this too.. Most of the time I notice it when I turn WiFi off and it goes from 1 bar to 5 bars almost instantly.
     
  5. Canuck4 macrumors 6502a

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    Never had a problem.
    My wireless router is always on and signal still full on my iphone.
     
  6. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    No, it shouldn't. WiFi has a much higher frequency.
     
  7. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    same here.
     
  8. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    The frequencies are different so there shouldn't be any interfiernce. Haven't personally noticed it so far.
     

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