Reception: iPhone vs. iPhone 3G vs. iPhone 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DrDanH, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. DrDanH macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2008
    I have an original iPhone with the 3.0 OS. I am planning to upgrade to the 3GS model soon, but...

    Today, I had the opportunity to compare my reception to that of a 3G iPhone at my office, and my iPhone had the E sign and one bar where the 3G iPhone had No Signal. :confused:

    Obviously, it would be a bad move to "upgrade" from a phone that has marginal reception- but I can text from my office intermittently- to one with no reception.

    Anyone have any similar experience? Advice?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 604


    Apr 1, 2009
    15 minutes in the future
    I have had all 3 iphone so far and i would say that 3g>3gS>2g your mileage may vary.
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    There are 4 iPhones in my office and the signal they get seems pretty random. Sometimes some are better, sometimes others are.

    I wouldn't draw any conclusions based on just 2 phones you compared one time.
  4. za9ra22 macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2003
    I upgraded from a 2G to 3GS a couple of weeks ago, and there's really little difference in signal that I see. If anything, the 3GS is marginally better - and call quality is certainly clearer.

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