Sudden interference in neighborhood - can't make/receive calls

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by xury, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. xury macrumors newbie

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    Strange issue, but the title pretty much says what I am having trouble with:

    For the last two days my iPhone 3G has been dropping calls, immediately failing calls, and I have been unable to receive calls (they go to VM). I also have problems with texts, although I have full signal strength and have had no trouble with phone calls or texts for the last year that I've had my 3G.

    The thing about this issue: It only happens in a 100 yard radius!

    When I leave my neighborhood, all is well with the phone and it works as normal. Once I get two or three houses down from my home... the calls drop like gravity. I may every once in awhile get a call to connect, but it drops after no more than 10 seconds.

    It seems to be interference somewhere (as in a wireless modem/router network, etc. nearby), or is that possible? I immediately suspected my new Ambient modem (from Charter, my ISP) as the culprit, but after disconnecting the modem I am still having the same issue, as well as my neighbor three doors down who is on AT&T and has a smart phone.

    Charter claims they have never heard of this issue, and Apple says they can't help me.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Deatheaters macrumors newbie

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    Apr 19, 2009
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    maybe some little **** has purchased a cell blocker device or something, have look around your neighbours house, see if any new antennas have been installed that u where sure werent there, if not ask ur neighbours if they have had any problem with their mobile phones?
     
  3. w3cum macrumors regular

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    Oct 12, 2008
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    interference

    Do you know any ham radio operators? Let them know what is going on, there is a chance they can use their equipment to find the source of your issue.
     

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