iphone reception problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cmmorrison, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. cmmorrison macrumors member

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    seems to be the iphone not o2.
    i tested with an N95 on o2 next to an iPhone

    N95 - 6 bars
    iPhone - 1 bar
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    As has been said numerous times in this forum, you can't just compare bars to bars. Each phone model has a different formula for displaying bars.
     
  3. cmmorrison thread starter macrumors member

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    yes but virtually full signal vs virtually none is a fair comparision

    esp as im lucky its latched onto 1 bar of 3g
    it normally flicks between 2g and 3g all the time
     
  4. mrtrilby macrumors member

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    there's definitely something wrong with the iPhone's 3g reception. At least on my example anyway. I spent all day yesterday in and about Birmingham city centre and didn't get a 3g connection once. Switching it off and back on again forced it to see a weak connection for about a half a second before it gave up and flipped back to gprs. I've only seen an edge connection a couple of times.

    I can't believe o2 doesn't have strong 3g service in the centre of Birmingham.

    I drove back through Wisbech today where my wife's nokia gets an easy 3g connection. Even trying a hard reset couldn't persuade the iPhone to connect to 3g for more than half a second.

    I'll take it back to an o2 shop this week to see what they say, but I don't hold out much hope. Luckily there is no 3g where I spend most of my time so there's not much to miss.
     
  5. sowlerrmgh macrumors member

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  6. cmmorrison thread starter macrumors member

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    same here - or just edge - it was the bad reception that made me do the test

    i was unsure it it was just O2 - but putting an o2 sim in my n95 proves its not.
     

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