iphone reception problems

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

  1. cmmorrison macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008

    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


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    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

    Jul 11, 2008
    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

    Jul 23, 2008
    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

    Oct 26, 2004
  6. cmmorrison thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2008
    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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