Verizon Iphone 6 signal issue

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by j1huynh, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. j1huynh macrumors member

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    I have just changed from sprint to verizon and I have issue with my iphone 6+ with verizon.. my signal goes to lte to 3g to 1x and then back to 3g.. and I can't get back to lte again.. I have updated my phone to latest os8.1.. Anyone have similar issue?
     
  2. JakeT85 macrumors regular

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    Sounds like you are in a marginal signal area for LTE service, or service in general. Is it like this everywhere or just a certain place you are the majority of the time? I've also noticed that once a Verizon phone drops to 3G you almost have to put it in airplane mode to get it to reconnect to LTE, I think it's just a flaw in their switching algorithm or a hardware limitation. If you have weak LTE I would recommend purchasing a network extender for at home if you have home internet. It will at least give you a strong signal for calls and a 3 g signal for data, though you don't really need the data signal if you have wifi. You have to have home internet at least dsl speed and a usable gps signal/south facing window. The network switching all the time will kill the battery life of a device, it's def. worth looking into for a more reliable service.

    All of that said, my iPad definitely holds a signal more than the iphone 6. It must have a weaker antenna or some issue with the baseband.
     
  3. ag29 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tested out how good Verizon is in your area before switching to them?

    How strong is your LTE signal? Do a speedtest when you're connected to LTE. This way you'll know if it's something wrong with your phone or Verizon's network in your area.
     
  4. j1huynh thread starter macrumors member

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    Apparently it's very good at my house and other area.. except that it's bad where I work in the conference/meeting/lab rooms.. arg.. frustrating.. maybe I need to change to ATT after a few months or so.. good thing I am on the edge plan...
    Verizon phones can be used on ATT with full speed and no issue right? TIA
     

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