iPhone 5 Verizon Reception

njaremka

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This is a question ONLY for those on Verizon with an iPhone 5, who previously had an iPhone 4...

How is the reception on the 5 compared to the 4? We live in an area that has spotty coverage on Verizon, and I will occasionally drop calls from my iPhone 4. I have an upgrade eligibility available for me, and I want to get the new iPhone 5. I am curious how the reception compares, however.

Any thoughts? Thanks.
 

dfinecy

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The reception I get with the 5 is nearly identical if not a shade better than my i4. I would say you should be just fine in your area :)
 
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Leonard1818

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Same. Though I didn't have a 4, but a 4s... however I find the 5 to be the same if not better 3G reception. LTE is another story.
 
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njaremka

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LTE isn't as big of a concern for me compared to calling service. If the call reception is better, it will be a better justification for me to upgrade.
 
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Hart1583

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I get 1 bar better in my basement where my room is.

When I had the S3 I barely got any service, would have to run upstairs on a phone call. iPhone crystal clear
 
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njaremka

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I get 1 bar better in my basement where my room is.

When I had the S3 I barely got any service, would have to run upstairs on a phone call. iPhone crystal clear
Encouraging, thanks. I bounce between 1-2 bars inside the entire house, and if i get ANY signal fluctuation, the call gets dropped.
 
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