Opinions on reception if you aren't holding the phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    I've had my phone for about and hour and I think the reception is worse than the previous one even when I'm not holding it. Thoughts anyone?
     
  2. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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  3. AlphaE89 macrumors newbie

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    Maybe something is wrong with your iphone 4, because I get full bars at home compared to my old 2g Iphone which used to get 2 bars.
     
  4. turbineseaplane macrumors 68030

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    I get full bars, 3G....but data usually doesn't load or slows to a halt until I reboot.

    ...then it's fine for a bit and it starts degrading again.
     
  5. JustinP81 macrumors 6502

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    Holding it or sitting it on my desk or in my pocket, I usually have 4 or 5 bars.

    That goes for my departed 3G and my 4.

    I AM dropping calls A LOT LESS with the iPhone 4! I used to drop calls all the time with my girlfriend, who has a 3GS, but since getting the 4, I haven't had any issues.
     
  6. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well I use it with Bluetooth in the car. My usual dead zones are now longer than they used to be. I would say most are about 3 times longer while driving. Also, when I put my iPad with 3G next to my iphone4 they have totally different reception levels. The iPad has 5 and my phone has 2 typically.
     

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