Question for iPhone 4 owners outside the US.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DELTAsnake, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. DELTAsnake macrumors 6502

    DELTAsnake

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    I'm in Australia and I'm thinking about going to get a iPhone 4 when there released tomorrow. I'm just wondering if the antenna and dropped call issues are occurring in countries outside the US?

    I know with the 3G and 3GS I've had a grand total of just two dropped calls, very different drop call rate to what I hear from people in the US.
     
  2. mastboy macrumors newbie

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    German user here

    Hi, i can gladly say I am an iPhone 4 user and have had no dropped calls whatsoever. (Had the phone for 3 weeks now and everything works just fine)

    So if you are thinking of getting it... i cannot recommend it enough

    go for it mate
     
  3. echang macrumors newbie

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    Canadian iPhone 4 User

    I occasionally lose 1-2 bars deathgripping the phone in low reception areas, but other than that, no dropped calls since I received it on June 25th.
     
  4. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    American user

    Nice to see Apple takes the best care of us. \sarcasm
     
  5. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Netherlands

    No problems here, I don't have tmobile so that might make a difference...
    This phone is much better than the 3GS.
     
  6. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Not had one dropped call since i've had the handset (nearly a month now).

    Did get signal loss by using the grip of death but never really held it like that anyway,got a bumper now so no problems what so ever.
     
  7. elie.fares macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I haven't dropped a call yet. If you're in a good reception area, the death grip thing might get you down from 5 bars to 3...
    Even when I'm in a low reception area and I do the death grip issue, the phone call is sustained at 1 bar.
     
  8. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    UK, O2:

    I can drop a few bars with the death grip, but no dropped calls.
     
  9. peterjcat macrumors 6502

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    It's exactly the same phone released everywhere in the world and has the same issues everywhere. If you're in a very marginal signal area, you'll be able to drop calls with the death grip, otherwise you won't. In the UK, at home, I can drop calls using O2 and Vodafone but not using T-Mobile or 3, just because of where I live. I am 100% certain that there will be places in Australia where you can get calls to drop with the death grip. But if you usually have a fair signal where you are, then you should be fine no matter how you hold the phone.
     
  10. DELTAsnake thread starter macrumors 6502

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  11. Bobajobbob macrumors regular

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    In Uk and no issues for me. In fact IP4 is better than all previous incarnations of phone as far as I am concerned.

    It does appear that the network in the US sucks and this is contributing hugely to the mass hysteria over the IP4.
     
  12. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    The problem is quite clearly repeatable in other countries, but the impact it will have on you is entirely down to how you use the phone.
     
  13. dubnde macrumors regular

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    UK and death grip plenty on my third iPhone 4.
     
  14. illutionz macrumors 65816

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    The problem lies not solely on Apple's iPhone 4 attenuation problem... It is the interplay of signal attenuation and ****** service in many AT&T so called "covered" area.

    When I am at 4 or 5 bars location, I can drop it down to probably 2 bars but everything is still good. Unfortunately, if I go to places with 1-2 bars, the death grip problem will basically drop the signal to 0... hereby dropping calls and or data connection

    Generally, GSM signals are much better overseas (based on my experience in several countries in Europe and where I'm from in Asia).... So unless you are having constant 2 or 3 bars in your area, it should not be dropping calls
     
  15. King Luis macrumors 6502

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    how did you get yours so early? got it from the US?

    for the OP, i saw wait a week when it's released in other countries and then ask around. i've asked your question so many times and got 1 iffy answer.

    i'm picking mine up tomorrow.
     

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