Poor iPhone 3G call reception in NYC ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    I am living in NYC and my iPhone 3G with AT&T is getting the
    worst call reception ever!

    I am getting dropped calls all the time and really bad reception.

    Does anyone else have any feedback regarding iPhones with AT&T in NYC ?
     
  2. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    Unfortunately, AT&T's network in NYC just about sucks in many areas. Early on, there were a number of threads from area users who had nearly constant reception problems. After a software update my reception is better, but I have spotty 3G data service. I nearly returned my iphone I was so frustrated but its getting better. I chalked it up to a new 3G network and its associate problems.
     
  3. mets1125 macrumors regular

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    When I first bought the iphone 3g I wasnt satisfied with the service. I was about to cancel Att and go back to vzw. After the update service has been a lot better. For the past month my service has been a lot better and rarely drop a call. On the data side it does get a bit slow in certain parts of the city.
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    can't believe nobody else has bad reception in NYC, or maybe
    nobody reading this lives in NYC ?
     
  5. ForthRightAfter macrumors member

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    I'm in Kips Bay and im getting good service no problems as far as signal.I do notice a drop in bars when im in the apartment but still strong enough to get 3g going fast.
     
  6. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

    fab5freddy

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    Is it just me or is there really
    poor reception with the 3G iPhone in NYC ?
     
  7. bithacker macrumors newbie

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    I spend a significant portion of my time in NYC (mostly from around Water St. through midtown and up to about Hell's Kitchen).. so a good portion of the island really.

    There is a few dodgy spots that I imagine is due to the buildings and such but I would say that is the exception. It works well for me and most cases it gives me about 4-5 bars in and around the city including in the buildings which sometimes knocks the bars to 3ish but still a good quality call on my end and no one complains about anything when I am talking to them.
     
  8. jhoc macrumors newbie

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    I think it is more about the iphone than it is the cell network, although that obviously will have an effect, but hopefully not in major cities. I get no reception in lots of places in London and sometimes just moving a foot or going outdoors brings it from 1 bar gsm to full bars 3g.

    I've had 3 other phones on 02 in my flat with perfect reception and now with Iphone I miss calls and it constantly switches between 3G E and Gsm.

    I have to disable 3g for it to have a chance of working. great deal.
     
  9. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, it seemed like the Edge Network had better reception ...
    at least here in NYC..
     

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