POLL: My iPhone4 Reception Experience

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by player2, Jul 4, 2010.

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What is your experience with reception issues while in death grip mode?

Poll closed Jul 11, 2010.
  1. Drop a few bars, but do not drop calls

    41 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Drop a few bars and lose calls

    12 vote(s)
    12.8%
  3. Drop all bars to no service

    16 vote(s)
    17.0%
  4. No effect

    25 vote(s)
    26.6%
  1. player2 macrumors member

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    #1
    I am really interested in everyone's experience with the reception, however it seems we have thousands of threads about it. I just want a simple question answered to see what everyone is experiencing.
     
  2. VSMacOne macrumors 601

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    #2
    I don't know how effective this poll really is because this reception problem only happens for me when I'm in areas with weaker signal. Otherwise, I cant get it to drop bars no matter what I do. Unfortunately for me, I live and work in an area with weak reception.
     
  3. player2 thread starter macrumors member

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    That is a valid point that starting reception is key.

    For me it is helping just get a broad overview of the problem.

    i want to get the iPhone4, but the store by me does not have a display model out to play with so I am trying to get a broad idea of what everyones issues are.
     
  4. aforty macrumors 65816

    aforty

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    #4
    People really need to get a grasp on this reception problem.

    It has less to do with the phone and more to do with network. Every single iPhone 4 ever made drops about 20dB due to signal attenuation when held tightly. If you live in a poor service area then that 20dB drop will make the difference and you'll drop calls, etc. Making polls like this will not help you gauge ANYTHING other than what kind of reception areas people are living in.

    For example, ask people living in the UK or Japan about the death grip and they'll be more likely tell you it isn't a big problem for them. That's because their networks are much stronger than AT&T's here in the US.

    You should at the very least change the question to ask in reference to whatever country you're from.
     
  5. duction macrumors 6502a

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    i went into 2 seperate o2 phone stored in 1 city on satarday, one of the handsets on display had the antenna problem, in the other store they had a handset that didnt have the proble.

    So for me if the one i am getting deliverd has the problem i will be returning it for a new one as ive seen a fully working iphone 4!
     
  6. aforty macrumors 65816

    aforty

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    #6
    Holy ****, please educate yourself...
     
  7. danpass macrumors 68020

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  8. duction macrumors 6502a

    duction

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    go read a dictionary nerd boy haha. i dont have to spell **** correct just for you :)
     
  9. aforty macrumors 65816

    aforty

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    No, I was referring to how you seem to believe that there is some kind of defect with the iPhone 4 that causes some to have reception issues over others.
     
  10. duction macrumors 6502a

    duction

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    I TRIED DIFFERNT PHONES AND SOME HAD THE PROBLEM SOME DIDNT!

    what part of that dont you understand. jesus H Nice .talk about stupid..
     
  11. aforty macrumors 65816

    aforty

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    #11
    Read this thread and its links in their entirety:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=958481

    If you still can't grasp the issue after that then you're the one that's stupid.
     
  12. duction macrumors 6502a

    duction

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by spblat
    Deconstruct this:

    As a reminder, if you are not fully satisfied, you can return your undamaged iPhone to any Apple Retail Store or the online Apple Store within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

    In plain english: This 'fix' of ours will actually not fix anything and the only real solution is to return your phone.

    there you go, i am done argueing with you.. your wasting my time :)
     
  13. aforty macrumors 65816

    aforty

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    I said read the entire thread not just the first 3 posts. The first couple are by people like you who think there's some kind of massive defect going on.

    When was I proposing a fix for this? :confused:

    Actually don't answer that, I'm done arguing with you as well.
     
  14. Fernandez21 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, mine drops to no service. No voice or data makes me a sad panda.
     
  15. player2 thread starter macrumors member

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  16. andy9l macrumors 68000

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    Not to argue with you, but I'm in the UK in a full 3G area (Surrey, close to London) - been full 3G here since my Nokia 6280 several years ago. Death gripping my iPhone 4 takes full 3G bars down to a single bar of GPRS signal. A fair drop if you ask me.

    Using my phone naturally as a conscious right-handed user causes me none to very little signal loss. As I said, I'm very conscious of how I'm holding the phone at all times which will help anybody.

    I'm using no case, no bumper, nothing.
     
  17. fhd4 macrumors member

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    We hated the reception problem not only because it exists ...


    Because everybody is talking about the same thing over and over and over and over and.... (count the number of the threads) ... and over again .
    :mad:
     

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