iPhone 4S : Subway reconnect issues.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lians60, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. lians60 macrumors member

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    Hey everyone,

    If I'm in an area where I don't have cell coverage for a while (ie: a basement, or subway) once I get above ground, the phone won't reconnect to the cell network.

    The cell signal indicator will say "Searching..." for a while but will either change to "No Service" or stay on "Searching..." even though I'm in an area that I know has coverage.

    The only way to get the phone to reconnect to either Reboot, Power Off/On, or Turn Airplane Mode On then Off.

    This is really starting to get frustrating since I have to do one of the above or my phone just won't connect and stay that way until I do something.

    Any advise?
     
  2. peglegjack macrumors 6502

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    I was about to post the same thing. Coming off a subway in New York, it take 5 minutes for the phone to reestablish 3g, which is unacceptable.
     
  3. lians60 thread starter macrumors member

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    I am in NYC also, i notice this happening in the Financial District.

    I am on Sprint, whats your carrier?
     
  4. NYY FaN macrumors 6502

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    strange, it took about 2 minutes for my 4 to reconnect but my 4S is able to reconnect pretty quickly
     
  5. peglegjack macrumors 6502

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    I'm on Sprint too, getting 0.07 Mbps this morning in the East Village, but anyway...

    But really this is happening coming off of any subway I would imagine.
     
  6. anthonybkny macrumors regular

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    same happened to me with the 4. so its probably not the phone. also, im using verizon
     
  7. moonborne macrumors newbie

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    I noticed the same problem yesterday. When I arrived in West Village for work, I waited over 30 minutes and then did the airplane mode on/off thing and everything was fine. But last night, when I went home to Brooklyn, I had service within a minute of leaving the subway station without having to do anything. I'm on Sprint.
     
  8. Obscurelight macrumors 6502

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    im in nyc and take the subway all the time. My experience with AT&T is that if it doesn't pick up signal within 5 minutes I have to turn on and off the airplane mode. So far Verizon has been instantly working for me though.
     
  9. iSIILENT macrumors regular

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    most of the time am in subway and put phone on airplane mode, and once i take it off airplane when am out of subway, it starts to search then get no service until i restart the phone?

    weird
     

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