How often do your call drop?

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  1. Hing macrumors regular

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  2. jpeg42 macrumors 6502a

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    On the 3GS - less than 5%
    On the 4 - more than 50%
     
  3. ksmith80209 macrumors 6502a

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    iPhone 3GS - about 1 in 5
    iPhone 4 - zero to date
     
  4. jbennardo macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't dropped a call yet on the iPhone 4 - even with the signal issue.
     
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  6. Dr Kevorkian94 macrumors 68020

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    Near my house:

    IPhone 3GS 50% non dropped
    iPhone 4 60% non dropped

    Everywhere else:

    IPhone 3GS 100% not dropped
    iPhone 4 99% not dropped
     
  7. Romanesq macrumors 6502a

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    quite a bit

    Actually with the 3GS hardly ever.

    With the 4 it's almost constant. And I'm not even holding the phone, using bluetooth.

    My Jabra Jx10 II doesn't seem to like any range from the phone either. Folks complaining about it breaking up and sounding underwater when stepping more than a few feet away. And I'm using a polyurethane type case covering it.

    Ugh.

    Hope to see the software fix shortly. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Block macrumors 6502a

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    I've never had a dropped call unless I went into some tunnel or deep within a huge complex. And I supposedly am in one of the "worst" AT&T coverage spots.
     
  9. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I dunno...tons?

    But so did my 3G.

    EDIT: To be fair, my 3G dropped a ton of calls in 2009 but in 2010 it's been really good. My i4 is dropping about as many calls as my 3G did last year. So there's clearly something wrong...the i4 is worse than the 3G.

    But that being said, the 3G used to be terrible and it got better over time. So I'm holding out hope that things can still be improved.
     
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  12. gloss macrumors 601

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    I've had a few calls drop in my room, but literally everywhere else it's been rock-solid, including places where I'd previously dropped calls on my 3GS. The voice-quality has been better than the 3GS, as well.
     
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    At times, I'm not even receiving calls. I turned 3G off and edge seems to work better for phone calls. Are there any disadvantages to edge calls?
     
  15. gloss macrumors 601

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    You can't do data and voice on EDGE simultaneously. That's about it. I honestly prefer EDGE for voice, it's more reliable.
     
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  17. Blazing angel macrumors regular

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    on ma 3g on canadian fido'a EPIC network

    none so far

    blame at&t my american neighbours:D:eek::rolleyes::mad:
     
  18. diabolic macrumors 68000

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    I'm noticing a lot less drops with the iPhone 4 than I had with my 3GS. There are several spots where my 3GS would drop 100% of the time as I passed through them. The iPhone 4 doesn't lose the calls in those spots now.
     
  19. venuslight macrumors member

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    this - except mine was a 3gs, not a 3g.
     
  20. ballen420 macrumors 6502

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    Once every few weeks with a 3GS.

    6 over the weekend with the iP4. I probably made about 25-30 calls, so roughly 20%. First call I made with the phone dropped - in my house, where I plan on using it quite frequently.

    I'm going to wait for this 'magical' software update, but I don't expect anything out of it beyond making it look like I have 5 bars everywhere (like they did with the 3G and 3GS), and then they can blame AT&T.
     
  21. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    3GS maybe >1 out of say 100 or so. The service in my area is pretty darn good. LA County/Orange County. I have found a dead spot thou where no phone can get out of on any carrier. I haven't used the iPhone 4 yet so I can't comment on it.
     
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    Same here, but then again my battery life is ATROCIOUS.
     
  24. mantan macrumors 68000

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    Haven't lost a call yet.

    I feel really sorry for those of you who are having problems though...it is definitely something that needs to be addressed.
     
  25. sparkomatic macrumors 6502a

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    I've had one dropped call so far. On my 3GS, I ususally had at least one dropped call a day.

    But, I haven't been heavily on my i4 since I've gotten it.
     

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