Since the 4.0.1 update what's the max number of bars you get?

SRLMJ23

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Jul 11, 2008
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I used to always get 5 full bars where ever I was, ever since 4.0.1 I can only get to 4, not complaining but just wondering what other people are finding out.
 

rKunda

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Jul 14, 2008
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I'm usually at 5, now sometimes three.

Before I would usually have 5 or none. Rarely was there a middle ground.
 
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petvas

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Jul 20, 2006
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Here in Germany I usually have five bars. I have also never experienced a dropped call and I think that the iphone 4 has a better signal than most phones.
 
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Frenchjay

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Jul 6, 2010
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3 at home and 5 when I'm out. On average though it's 3 most of the time.

Used to get to 5 at home on my 3GS but were the bars being less accurately displayed on the 3GS?
 
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IBradMac

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Jun 27, 2008
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Since the update I get 2-3 less bars. Rarely ever do I get 5 bars-3G.

At least now I know the true signal strength.
 
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billyjoegibsonx

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Sep 10, 2008
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on GPRS
4.0 = 5 bars.
4.0.1 = 5 Bars.

on 3G
4.0 = 5 Bars.
4.0.0.1 = 2-3 Bars.

Signal is more sensitive in 4.0.1 though, will go between 3-5 whereas with 4.0 it'd stay 5, and drop to 4 RARELY. (GPRS)
 
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Irish Rose

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I get 4 bars at home, and 5 bars while I'm at work.
 
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ntrigue

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Jul 30, 2007
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We've been severely lied to...

Carmel to Santa Cruz

2 miles = 5 bars
3 miles = 4 bars
30 miles = 3 bars
10 miles = 2 bars
 
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ngrimes-2010

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Jul 26, 2010
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Still 5 bars n most places. The only place where it is different is in my apartment. With my 3g I could barely hold a conversation because it would either drop the call or the quality was so poor. With my ip4 I used to get 4 bars here with 4.0, now I get 2 (occasionally 1) but I haven't dropped a call yet.

I don't care about bars honestly. I used to drop a call on average at least once a day with my 3g and I haven't yet with my 4.
 
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Statusnone88

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Jun 19, 2010
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5 while sitting at my computer desk and then 1-3 bars while watching TV on the couch which is about 10 feet away from the desk. Awesome.
 
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MadMacxxx

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