Is there software to lessen phone call drops?

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    :eek: :p :rolleyes:
     
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  4. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    hmmm...im pretty sure software isnt capable of doing that but im 100% positive hardware is. another thing that u can do is, go to settings > general > network > turn off 3g. at&t has more 2g towers than 3g, therefore, less dropped calls. =D
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    Actually, update to latest baseband by installing latest firmware. Since it's unlockable, it couldn't hurt but may help since baseband updates try to communicate with the towers more efficiently, etc.

    Unfortunately, if you live in a big market like I do (New York City), so many of us have iPhone's that we bog down the system and dropped calls are inevitable at this time.
     
  6. trssho macrumors 6502

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    Is it not a fact that the iPhone is the problem, more so than the network? Does a Motorola Razor on the same network also have as many dropped calls, with full bar reception?
     
  7. COBRASVT macrumors regular

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    Wait till Verizon gets the iPhone.... dropped calls problem will solve itself. :D
     
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    But a RAZR is a 2G device (unless it it a RAZR MAXX). The real problem is when you go from a 3G tower to a 2G tower, the iPhone is slow in reacting, so you get the dropped calls. It also happen when you go between an at&t tower and a partner tower, when either one has a lot of traffic. It is very common when going between two towers of different partners.

    However, most of the problems with dropped calls is software on the phone, because Apple doesn't have it setup to use the strongest signal available, instead is uses the newest signal available. If it were to use the strongest, most calls would be on the EDGE/GPRS network, and it would still allow you to use your 3G for data.

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    but isn't never a long way to wait? :)
     
  10. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    verizon isnt getting the iphone. a sales representative at customer support has already confirmed it. oh and also, on cdma, you cant call and use the internet at the same time. on gsm you can =)
     
  11. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Pedantic alert:

    GSM, the 2G technology, does not allow you to have simultaneous voice and data comms. UTMS, the 3G evolutionary step above GSM, is what allows that.
     
  12. COBRASVT macrumors regular

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    I do love that feature and use it quite often, but I'll take the better reception over that any day.

    And I hope your joking about a sales rep being in the know about anything that's not already out.
     
  13. iphonepimp2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks

    thanks, i took advice and just switch to edge network, more less dropped calls now
     
  14. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

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    no probably dude, an at&t rep told some guy to do that, who posted a thread, which i read, and now i posted here cuz its an amazing thing.
     
  15. earthskater macrumors newbie

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    Free help in choosing the signal booster for your requirements

    I would contact David or Jeff at www.UnwiredSignal.com to ask any qustions about Signal Boosters and the effectiveness of any antenna or booster device.

    The signal boosters and optional antenna do work however they are hardware and not software solutions.

    Unwired specializes in fixing cell phone signals, and not only do they have affordable pricing but they provide free customer service as well.

    Give them the exact details of your cell phone signal booster situation and they will recommend exactly the right product for you.

    Here is the link to their signal booster category FYI: http://www.unwiredsignal.com/?c=132&cn=Building+Cellular+Signal+Boosters
     
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