Poor iPhone 4 signal strength

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bschick, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. bschick macrumors newbie

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    We live in an area with medium to poor signal strength. Using the iPhone 3G we average 2 bars. Call quality isn't great and some calls get dropped. It is not a wonderful experience, but workable.

    I upgraded 2 of our family's phones yesterday and the iPhone 4 phones are getting either 1 bar or "No Signal". Call quality is terrible and many calls are dropped. At the same time, the remaining non-upgraded 3G is performing as always.

    This is not a "death grip" problem because we've tried holding them various ways. The iPhone 4 phones also show low or no signal when just sitting on a table untouched. Holding them with the "death grip" almost guarantees "no signal".

    I've read some opinions that the iPhone 4 simply displays the signal strength differently, but the reduced call quality and more frequent dropped calls indicates that this is more than a simple display issue.

    Overall, we are rather unhappy with the iPhone 4.
     
  2. yOyOYoo macrumors 6502a

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    Time to get an AT&T Microcell. Just got one. Finally get reliable clear service at home!
     
  3. bschick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just so much wrong with that... paying extra to solve AT&T's lack of coverage and the IPhone 4's apparently reduced sensitivity. Right after purchasing a new phone and 2 year contract.

    At least the reduced signal gives me a way to get out of the contract if needed.
     

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