Poll: Dropped call issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tommyp, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. tommyp macrumors newbie

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    I wanted to try to gauge the percentage of people who are having problems with the dropped call issue that is being reported all over the web. Is it a large or small percentage? If you don't mind posting your location and whether or not you are experiencing a lot of dropped calls, those of us who are just about to take the plunge into an iPhone purchase can determine whether or not to wait a little while.

    I have talked to 5 people in the north Dallas area who have reported no problems with the 3G connection/dropped call issue.

    Tom
     
  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040

    Ntombi

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    I'm in SoCal--Southern LA County/Northern OC

    On 3G, no dropped calls, even with one bar. On 2G, I've had one. But I'm rarely out of 3G range, thankfully.
     
  3. GNice macrumors 6502

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    Got my phone on launch day and haven't had any drop call issues at all :D. I live in Raleigh-Durham area of NC.
     
  4. xjohnx macrumors newbie

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    I'm having them fairly regularly in Richmond, VA.
     
  5. TJB627 macrumors newbie

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    ^^No way, I'm also in Raleigh and I probably get one per day.
     
  6. cellocello macrumors 68000

    cellocello

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    Toronto, Ontario.

    3G on Fido.

    No dropped calls.
     
  7. GNice macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, but I'm not having any problems...seriously. :cool:
     
  8. mcdj macrumors G3

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  9. Raid macrumors 68020

    Raid

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    Same, but my 3g is off... does that make a difference?
     
  10. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I am on my third phone, and still get dropped calls occasionally when 3G is trying to pass off to Edge. Very annoying.
     
  11. cellocello macrumors 68000

    cellocello

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    For me, all I've noticed is slightly-not-as-good battery life on 3G (and maybe better voice quality).

    I leave it on 3G so that, when the mood strikes, I can just go online.
     
  12. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    At home in STL, dropped calls whenever I try to use 3g. At work, it doesn't drop.

    Both on EDGE and 3G, trying to make calls often gives a "CALL FAILED" message, even with 5 bars, which eventually clears after up to 40 retries. I think there's some problem with recognizing busy signals... it's happened a lot when I try to call a line, and I find out it was busy, but instead of giving the usual busy tones, the phone just says the call failed.
     
  13. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    I've had my iPhone 3G for a month and had just a couple of dropped calls. Those happened on the same location, so I assume it's a bad signal reception around there. I live in Seattle, WA.
     
  14. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    Not untill yesterday. I was driving and the call I was on got dropped 5 times. This in a well 3g'd area. :eek:
     
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    0 dropped calls since July 11 here in Denver.
     
  16. marksman macrumors 603

    marksman

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    Fort Worth , Tx and have had no dropped calls on my 3G phone.
     
  17. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Seattle, WA
    3 dropped calls, within 5 min of each other.
     
  18. claybo macrumors newbie

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    with my old att phone i had dropped calls all the time in my house, which is basically represented by the verizon dead zone commercial...but once i got my iphone i have had zero dropped calls
     
  19. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

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    my phone drops calls like no other. Sometimes, I cant even get a call connected and it'll fail about 10 times before it finally rings... then 20 seconds into the conversation it fails again. It worked perfect for a couple weeks after I got the phone, and may be coincidental, but seem to have turned for the worse after the 2.0.1 update. Its EXTREMELY annoying considering I very very rarely had dropped calls on my 1st gen iphone. ugh. :mad:

    Im in orange county.
     
  20. rannddeee macrumors regular

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    i love my iPhone but I get like maybe 3-5 dropped calls a week.

    i switched from T-Mobile and thought i was upgrading reception. boy was i wrong! :eek:
     
  21. JonBean macrumors newbie

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    Not just the big cities

    Call AT&T and they say they're not having problems. Try restarting your phone, they say. It's said the problems are minor and only in Major Metro Areas. Bull. Ogden, Utah is not a major market!

    After spending most of the day playing telephone tag with a company, I finally got to my party. Just as we began discussing the subject the phone died. For a moment I could hear him but as with my other dropped calls the connection was finally lost. The iPhone logged it as a failed call and displayed a return call icon. I WAS IN A 3G, five bar location seated at a table.

    I have until September 1, to return my phone to AT&T. It will go back if Apple does not come up with a reliable fix before my 30 day return policy expires!

    Jon B
     
  22. powermixx macrumors member

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    I have a TON of dropped calls - numerous ones EFD (every day). Mostly when at my workplace and home, but several outside as well. And inability to make a call, it just beeps when I try to dial out. Very disappointed in the service.
    :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
  23. Geckotek macrumors G3

    Geckotek

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    I thought this was a poll??? Where are the little radio buttons to vote?! =P

    I'm in Dallas as well and I have no 3G related dropped calls that I'm aware of, but I just have random dropped calls because AT&T sucks in general.
     
  24. daniels macrumors member

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    Small town in central Texas, close to Austin. I've had my iPhone for 3 days and I've had 4 dropped calls. Two other family members here have 3G AT&T phones and they've never had a dropped call.
     

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