Sick and done with aluminum bumpers. Need advice.

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by karleaglemac, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. karleaglemac macrumors regular

    karleaglemac

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    Simply put, no matter how fancy aluminum bumpers look, it's not worth the degradation in signal. Furthermore, ALL aluminum bumpers will cause this to happen to some degree. That's just the nature of the medium. How can you justify paying money to put something on your phone that doesn't improve what it is fact DESIGNED to do?! It doesn't make sense to me anymore.

    I'm just looking for a simple, clean looking, quality, bumper. Is that too hard to find?

    Do you all have any suggestions? Please post links/pics.
     
  2. mrdm macrumors regular

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    Go naked. You don't' need a bumper. The antenna is made from stainless steel for durability.
     
  3. stcizzle macrumors regular

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    You must have AT&T, lol, I'm sure ur sick of hearing it but Verizon has no issues even with an aluminum bumper. I have a few element cases and no issues even in my basement surrounded by wooded areas in a poor reception area. My parents have had AT&T and sprint and they consistently have 2 bars fewer than Verizon. AT&T sux bro, plain and simple.
     
  4. SAL8116 macrumors regular

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    No problem with AT&T here with an aluminum bumper.
     
  5. nwmtnbiker macrumors 68000

    nwmtnbiker

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    I'm with at&t and have the e13ctron hybrid and i have zero problems.
     
  6. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    I can't believe it. Here we go again. There are several Aluminum cases combined with various plastics in different ways that function very well with all carriers. Just read the threads for Element hybrid cases, E13ctron and Atomic hybrid cases and several others. This question has been argued countless times.
     
  7. BIG BOSS macrumors member

    BIG BOSS

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    I have the casemate Jett case on my AT&T iPhone 4s with no problems.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    yeah steel is tough but any little drop and u will surely put a dent on it.
     
  9. radicalDESIGNZ macrumors member

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    I have Verizon and I lose reception with an aluminium bumper, it's not carrier dependent. Even if you don't show a loss of bars I'm sure there's a loss of dB that doesn't show on the bars.
     
  10. jerebytes macrumors newbie

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    Another e13ctron user here and have a fake element black ops with no reception problems.
     
  11. XMRadioMike macrumors newbie

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    I use this one now www.atomiciphonecase.com

    Not a drop of signal interference at all like the other aluminum and hybrids.

    Mike
     

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