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


    Oct 9, 2011
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    I ask because it kills my battery
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    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


    Jul 15, 2010
    the burrows
    Exactly. Just put it in airplane mode before sticking it in your locker.
  4. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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

    Jun 14, 2010
    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

    Aug 14, 2008
    but atleast it'll work after a EMP blast :p

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