Is normal to lOse service if your phone is in a locker?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

    himynameiscody

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I ask because it kills my battery
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    You are putting your phone, into a metal box most likely in the middle of a building probably made of cement or cement block (I'm assuming by Locker, you are either at a fitness gym or high school which either way are generally cement based buildings).

    So yes.... you could very easily lose service.
     
  3. LapsangSouchong macrumors 65816

    LapsangSouchong

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    Exactly. Just put it in airplane mode before sticking it in your locker.
     
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    You may or may not lose service, but it will definitely attenuate the signal - making the phone "crank up" the radio power to compensate. So good plan to go into Airplane Mode before you put it in the locker.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    If you put a cellphone in a Faraday cage, it will burn up battery trying to reach a tower due to the metal enclosure significantly blocking the radio signals.

    A metal locker will likely do a pretty good impression of a Faraday cage.
     
  6. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    but atleast it'll work after a EMP blast :p
     

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