the signal bars go down while holding the iphone 4s.

kuangmao

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Oct 19, 2010
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This is the iphone 4 problem, I thought the signal problem was fix in iphone 4s,

How come when i touch the button left , the signal drops from 3 bars to no serivces in only few second....

I use T-mobile in unlocked iphone 4s.....
 
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sweetbrat

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This is the iphone 4 problem, I though the signal problem was fix in iphone 4s,

How come when i touch the button left , the signal drops from 3 bars to no serivces in only few second....

I use T-mobile in unlocked iphone 4s.....
There isn't a signal problem on the 4S. What button are you touching that's making this happen?
 

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It's called attenuation. That will happen on any phone or transceiver device.
 

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As an example, tune an AM/FM radio into any station and then hold onto the antenna. Notice how its reception and quality are degraded; after you let go it will get better again.

Same thing happens with all cell phones, iPhones included.
 

icomputered

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This is the iphone 4 problem, I thought the signal problem was fix in iphone 4s,

How come when i touch the button left , the signal drops from 3 bars to no serivces in only few second....

I use T-mobile in unlocked iphone 4s.....
My Sprint iPhone 4S doesn't do that. Maybe it has to do with T-mobile's radio frequency? I would advise to put a case on it, like iPhone 4 owners did in the past.
 
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