Poor reception iPhone 5 vs 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Goldielocks19, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Goldielocks19 macrumors member

    Goldielocks19

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    Anyone else having an issue.
    My bf has iPhone 4S with vzw, he getting better reception than I am! We were at his moms, I couldn't load a page meanwhile he was able to check all his fantasy teams. I was bouncing btwn O and LTE and he was 3G. It's a rough reception house both only showing 2-3bars, but I couldn't understand same acct, sitting next to each other only difference was phone model and he was getting better reception!
    I came from AT&T so I don't have any prior experience with VZW. Is it my phone? Is it cause its searching for LTE?
    Thanks.
     
  2. ndpitch macrumors 6502

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  3. iF34R macrumors 6502a

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    Complete opposite for me. I'm having much better reception than from my 4.
     
  4. Goldielocks19 thread starter macrumors member

    Goldielocks19

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    Thanks, getting lost with so many posts finding it hard to weed through real issues lol
    Gonna try disabling my LTE next time just as an experiment.
     
  5. russk macrumors newbie

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    My iphone5 gets much worse reception than my iphone4. AT&T Staff tell me it's because the new phone has a metal. Back. They say they have gotten many complaints. I am really missing Steve Jobs. I doubt he would have let this happen. I am very disappointed
     
  6. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Steve Jobs let antennagate happen. :rolleyes:

    The cellular reception of my iPhone 5 is VERY much better than my iPhone 4.
     
  7. BigMcGuire macrumors demi-god

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    Add me to the list of people whose 5 has much better reception than their 4s.
     
  8. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    My 5 is way better than my 4 ever was. I think it depends on where you live and what the signal is like in your area. I get LTE on my phone in so many places with Verizon that I just got edge or nothing with AT&T that it's ridiculous. Where I love, Verizon is better but where my sister lives, Sprint is better than Verizon or AT&T. Go figure!
     

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