Interval between checking for signal from a tower?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by LinMac, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. LinMac macrumors 65816

    Oct 28, 2007
    I live in an area where at&t has weaker coverage so there is no coverage inside the building. The phone often goes between one bar and "No Service".

    If I am going out I'll check after driving a few miles (around 5 - 10 minutes) into an area with much stronger coverage, but find that the phone still shows No Service. A phone restart will cause it to search for service and will pick up a full 5 bars with full edge.

    Not jailbroken, not unlocked, 3G iPhone with the 2.0 software. 3G is disabled on the phone. The first generation iPhone with 1.1.4 did not have any similar problems.

    Any similar issues for any of you?
  2. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    yeah, i was in an area with gprs coverage, walked into one with full 3g coverage, and only got 3g after restarting the phone
    the phone also takes several minutes to get signal after restarting, even in full signal areas, and shows 'no service'
    hopefully fixed with the next update

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