Phone takes forever to make calls

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goldinboy17, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

    Goldinboy17

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    I'm having an issue with my phone and I'm not sure if it's normal. Whenever I make a call it takes about 20 to 30 seconds to actually start ringing after initiating the call. I know 30 seconds might not seem like much but believe me it is. I hate waiting for my phone to start ringing. Abhor know how to fix this? Thanks.
     
  2. boss.king macrumors 68040

    boss.king

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    Probably your carriers fault, try your sim in a different phone.
     
  3. iceterminal macrumors 68000

    iceterminal

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    Yes, this is not the iPhone's fault. I would contact your carrier and ask them. You could talk to a Apple Genius and they might have some better educated ideas. But I wouldn't blame the phone.
     
  4. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

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    I have this happen sometimes, especially when I call someone on another network - I don't know if it's something on the backend that has to negotiate and connect, but it certainly is hit-and-miss, and not my phone.
     
  5. vastoholic macrumors 68000

    vastoholic

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    Mine does this as well and I usually just blamed it on bad service at the time of the call. I've been running causeless for a while, and it seems to do it when I'm in poor service and might be close to touching "the spot".
     
  6. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    AFAIK some other phones on the market start the "ringing" sound before they're actually calling the other side.
     
  7. Goldinboy17 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Goldinboy17

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    Thanks for the help but I think it may be the phone. My sister and I both have iPhones and live in the same city. I know AT&T isn't the best in the San Francisco area but she doesn't have this issue. Anyone else have an idea?
     
  8. ecschwarz macrumors 6502a

    ecschwarz

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    You could have it looked at, but unless it's happening every single time for you and every single time it's not for her, I'd put money on tower saturation.
     

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