How do I increase signal strength on my T-Mobile iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by lambo, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. lambo macrumors regular

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    Hi, my iPhone gets amazing signal strength in some areas and horrible signal in other areas. Whenever my friends are with me though, their regular phones get great signal, while mine doesn't - even though we are all using T-Mobile.

    I've tried putting the phone into airplane mode and then turning it off again, but it doesn't help. I also saw that Griffin made a case that increases signal strength, but it only works with AT&T because of the specific frequencies of each service provider.

    Is there some way I could increase the strength?
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    99.5% of users have AT&T so you are probably on your own to figure this out.
     
  3. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    When you're with your friends- Do they also have iPhones?
    the iPhone sucks at getting signal-AT&T or T-Mobile.
     
  4. rotobadger macrumors 65816

    rotobadger

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    I'm assuming you have a Jailbroken iPhone? What firmware are you on? Your issue could have something to do with your baseband if you are on 1.1.4.
     
  5. lambo thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm running 2.1 firmware on the original iPhone and it is jailbroken.
     

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