Question to those with reception problems.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MFalcetano, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. MFalcetano macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    Have you tried using your phone out and about? I ask because there seems to be a huge discrepancy between what reviewers said and what others, myself included, have experienced. Last night, my phone's reception was so bad that I couldn't touch it and keep 3G. Now that I'm in the city, I'm getting far better reception than I had ever had with my 3GS, and it doesn't matter how I hold it.

    It certainly seems that the placement of the antenna must contribute somewhat to the problem, but I wonder if it isn't more of an issue with AT&T's infrastructure.
  2. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

    Sep 24, 2007

    1) Problem is far worse in low signal areas, like in my bedroom I could replicate it to no signal almost every time. Outdoors I can barely get it to drop 2 bars.

    2) Bumper eliminates the problem 100% for me regardless where I am.

    3) I still love this phone, I'm superficial and the design and screen are keeping me in this ballgame.
  3. MFalcetano thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    I can certainly agree with that. I can't remember the last time that I've enjoyed holding a gadget this much.
  4. azcoyote macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2009
    Weak signal strength does contribute to the problem. Inside my home where I typically only get 2-3 bars, I can consistently get the bars to go down to zero and completely lose service (Searching..) holding the iPhone 4 in my left hand. Yesterday evening I went for a walk down the block where I can get 5 full bars. A couple bars dropped holding the iPhone, but I was still able to make calls and make 3G data connections.

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