It was the case causes the LTE drops

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bruin27, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. bruin27 macrumors newbie

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    MY thread got wastelanded but wanted to say it was my piece of crap case.. i dont get how its causes it to drop LTE but it is.. put it on and almost instantly it goes to 3g.. when its off its only on LTE.. very weird.. heres a pic of the case..
     

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  2. SunnyStudioNeo macrumors regular

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    What kind of material is that? Any metal on the case?
     
  3. KieranDotW macrumors 6502a

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  4. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, what is the makeup of this case?
     
  5. bruin27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it feels like plastic but maybe its some type of metal...i cant tell
     
  6. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Would you happen to have a magnet handy?
     
  7. bruin27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol sometimes i wonder how i graduated college.. yea its not metal...
     
  8. darster Suspended

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    Could be aluminum. Magnet won't work.
     
  9. HowardSmith macrumors 6502a

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    Just get a all plastic base and forget the chrome stuff. They make guns out of plastic so if it is a good name brand quality case it will protect your. Phone just fine without cutting RF.
     
  10. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Looks like it could be aluminum. My friend had an aluminum ring that felt basically like plastic because it was so lightweight.

    But either way, aluminum is bad for wireless signals, as you can see by the two glass windows on the back of the iPhone 5.
     
  11. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Correct . . . Non ferrous.
     
  12. bruin27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    looking on ebay it looks like the same case is advertised as aluminum.. sucks because i cant use it, sucks even more i paid 25 and its only 7 dollars on ebay.. lol
     

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