Signal Jam?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by econoar, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. econoar macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2007
    Over the past week or so my iPhone 4S signal has started to "jam" occasionally. It will show that I still have signal, but the bars won't fluctuate and I can't use any data. Usually switching airplane mode off and back on doesn't help either. I have to completely power the device off and back on. Sometimes if I wait 5 minutes or so, it'll come back to life.

    Has anyone else had a similar issue?
  2. The Tos macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Buffalo, New York
    I have had this happen also. Only on 3G, never on WIFI. Only fix is usually restarting my 4s. Frustrating.
  3. econoar thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2007
    I plan to take it in today for a replacement.
  4. The Tos macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Buffalo, New York
    i already have a replacment. Issue is still there.
  5. danish1542 macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2008
    had mine replaced for the same issue and still having the same issue with the replacement...
  6. Joey Mi macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2011
    happens to me the full work day inside my office building
  7. The Tos macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    Buffalo, New York
    Yea mine also only seems to have issues inside my office. Same with battery issues.
  8. OW22 macrumors 6502


    Sep 3, 2006
    Dublin, Ireland
    This seems to be a widespread issue. It's a big discussion on Apple Discussions

    Users from around the globe are reporting this. I'm on the Meteor network in Ireland and it's the same thing. Phone shows 4- 5 bars at times but on occasion, if I try to SMS or make a call, nothing. Phone will then drop off the coverage saying no service and will then start searching and will hook back up to the network then.

    Some users speculating this is a baseband issue, he showed the diagnostics report showing this.

    The question is, is this a widespread issue or is it a particular batch of phones that have a fault? There are clearly phones that don't have this issue, or maybe users haven't found this issue out yet
  9. jcorbin macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2011
    what network are you guys on?

    it might be helpful to see if its GSM or CDMA

    also it could be the 2 antenna's switching back and forth. maybe its getting stuck on one of them or something
  10. ApplesAndOrangs macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2011
  11. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    Skynet is merely testing its control systems.

    No need to worry.

  12. Ksizzle9 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2011
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    I would think the upcoming 5.0.1 has quite a few issues to fix. This is just yet another one. I haven't experienced it on my vzw iPhone but my fam has AT&T and they have had this. Maybe just a small difference in there firmwares. Hell, I may see this any minute now.
  13. mofei1 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2008
    I had this problem with my 4s on ios5. I installed 5.0.1 beta 2 and can confirm this issue is fixed.
  14. jclardy macrumors 68040


    Oct 6, 2008
    This happened once for me, showed 4 bars 3G but couldn't pull any data. After I restarted it was working again.

    And apparently it was in that state for a while as when I restarted I had a bunch of email that it had missed.

    Hasn't happened since then, at least that I know of.
  15. NVD macrumors member


    Oct 24, 2011
    Scotland, Glasgow
    I'm also experiencing this problem 3 or 4 times a day; it's very annoying.
  16. flashflooder macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2011
    Same problem daily on my 4S.

    Extremely annoying. I've had nothing but problems with this phone (yellow screen, **** battery, and this problem). Should've just kept my 4.
  17. econoar thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 10, 2007
    Anyone resolve this? It still happens to me in 5.0.1 and after talking and trying everything with AT&T and Apple. I just can't figure it out. I love in Boston and work in Providence and it does seem to happen more often during the day in Providence.
  18. Boen macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Had a friend with a similar problem. If I remember right, he said the genius bar just did a "reset all settings" and that worked for him.
  19. Shadowbech macrumors 601

    Oct 18, 2011
    Planet iPhone
    Yes I had this similar issue few days back but for me turning on/off airplane mode fixes my issue. I even popped the same sim to my iphone 4 to see if it was the network issue or the phones, and clearly it was the network issue as my iphone 4 did the same.

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