Possible defect with my 3gs

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cookiesnfooty, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. cookiesnfooty macrumors 6502


    Jul 1, 2009
    Hi not sure if others have experienced same, however I believe my 3g radio is defective. On 2g/edge it will be perfect however in known strong 3g areas my signal will constantly fluctuate.

    I believe it's a fault because if I squeeze top right of the phone signal goes perfect till I let go. Have any of you experienced same? I'm considering exchange but rather not lose jailbreak with 3.1 out.

  2. RichBowman macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    That's the weirdest thing. I tried it (one bar reception) squeezed the top right. Bingo, 5 bars. I wonder if I'm acting as an aerial. I've seen something similar with car alarm transmitters (key fobs) - you can pretty much double the range if you activate it when pressed against your head....

    Anyway, very interesting. Wonder if anyone else experiences this...
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I dunno. I tried it and it stayed the same. However as for that car thing, I do that and a friend tells me I'm beyond retarded for thinking that works.

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