Post your Location and 3G reception

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Nickb, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. Nickb macrumors regular

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    im hoping this hasnt been posted before, but this reception thing is doing my head in so wanted to see what other people are getting -

    Im in the UK - Near manchester, in macclesfield 0 bars NO 3G!!

    going home to Marple, near manchester, 1-3 bars 3G, non consistent (drops off all the time)

    Lets see what other people get, and if you are close to another person it might narrow down whether its the chip set issue or just bad coverage.
     
  2. acvball92 macrumors regular

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  5. gldelx macrumors member

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    2x for Portland with minimal 3G service. I am downtown Portland to 5miles north into Vancouver, WA and have found the 3G service to be less than expected after checking the ATT 3G service map before switching over to them. For that matter, Edge is often around 50% strength! :mad:
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The West coast is not AT&T's strong point.

    I'm on the East Coast. New Jersey, central region (New Brunswick). 5 bars of 3G, solid. My home is further north and the service there is at about 2-3 bars, but does not drop calls. Also 5 bars of EDGE in both places.
     
  7. kobefan234 macrumors 6502

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  8. RobLikesBrunch macrumors regular

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    Zurich, Switzerland

    Don't have an iPhone just yet, but my Dad gets full bars.
     
  9. spazattack674 macrumors regular

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    Boston, MA

    Outside near Boston Common (work): 4-5 bars
    Inside a brick building in Boston (work): 1-2 bars
    Suburbs near the Mass./NH line (house): generally 4 bars, although when I leave the direct area of my house, it varies between 2-4 bars.

    Edit: My coverage seems to be much better after the 2.0.1 update
     
  10. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Rockland, NY. 5 bars of 3G inside my house right now. Rockland is about 35 minutes north of NYC.
     
  11. Nikhil72 macrumors 6502a

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    4-5 bars, 950-1200 kbps in the Philadelphia suburbs.
     
  12. Clyde099 macrumors regular

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  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    5 3G bars, 95% of the time. Toronto Ontario, on Fido.

    The only time it isn't 5 bars is when I'm buried deep in an office building and such. And, for whatever reason, my one friend's house (in a small town an hour west from Toronto) is an utter black hole for cell phone reception - but that has nothing to do with the iPhone, and it's literally JUST his place.
     
  14. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Ottawa, Ontario. Rogers
    5 bars of 3g, no dropped calls even while driving around the city.

    Download speeds are in my sig, 1.6 mbps down.
     
  15. Nickb thread starter macrumors regular

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  17. Ride9650 macrumors 6502

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    Bay Area, CA(generally hanging out between San Jose and San Fran)

    pretty good overall, almost always 5 bars, except in a few pockets where it turns to Edge. Reception generally pretty poor indoors though, 0-1 bars, but there have been a few places where I've managed to get about 3-4.
     
  18. importluva macrumors member

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    Generally 4 bars 3G around the house (400+ kbps), 5 bars outside. In fact the GPS has no trouble locating me even when im in my house!

    Im located in Louisville, KY.
     
  19. bamafever09 macrumors regular

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    hoover alabama 5 bars all the time:D when i go to school in tuscalossa nothin at all no 3g must use edge :mad:
     
  20. darrengreer macrumors regular

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    Jacksonville, FL
    -Most places 3G
    -Kicks back to Edge randomly across the city
     
  21. ValientHimself macrumors member

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    Really? I am in River North right now at work and I have 5 bars.
     
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  24. bdorpetzl macrumors regular

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    I am up in Port, but most days of the week I am down in Milwaukee. Generally I have at least 3 Bars, but most of the time it is a full 3G signal. I see the lower bars when I am in buildings or in fringe coverage areas. Most importantly I had full 3G at Miller Park. I also had full 3G inside Northshore Theaters as well. I would say Milwaukee and Waukesha have good coverage. Madison does as well. Speed is very good as well.
     
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