Opinions on reception if you aren't holding the phone

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

  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2010
    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

    Mar 5, 2010
    Wherever I May Roam
  3. AlphaE89 macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Francisco
    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 68040


    Mar 19, 2008
    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

    Jun 13, 2007
    Celebration, FL
    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

    Jun 20, 2010
    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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