What is your dropped call rate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Luke1robb, Dec 12, 2008.

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What is your rate of dropped calls?

  1. 0%

    28 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. Less than 1%

    18 vote(s)
    27.3%
  3. Between 1% and 2%

    8 vote(s)
    12.1%
  4. Between 2% and 3%

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  5. Between 3% and 4%

    2 vote(s)
    3.0%
  6. Between 4% and 5%

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Greater than 5%

    8 vote(s)
    12.1%
  1. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

    Luke1robb

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    #1
    So I thought it would interesting to get actual numbers on what percentage of dropped calls each person is getting. I ask you not to answer the poll if you're just estimating. You have to go to an Apple store and ask them to do a diagnostic test and tell you how many dropped calls you have. I figure this way we can figure out if the iPhone 3G drops more or less calls than other phones on AT&T or other phones on other networks. Please only post also if you have an iPhone 3G.

    Thanks
    Luke
     
  2. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I voted less than 1%. I do have the iPhone 3G, however, I have 3G off 99% of the time. I used to have it on but I dropped calls like crazy, it basically made my phone unusable. I havet tested it since 2.2 came out but I really don't care, I get waaay better battery life now and the quality of calls is fine....
    I'm not going to lie, I didnt get my less than 1% from the apple store but I have a feeling that most of the people that are going to participate in this arent about to drive to their local apple store to get the answer for this thread;)
     
  3. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    #3
    0% for me. The entire time I've had the iPhone 3G I haven't had a dropped call. (I'm on Rogers).
     
  4. Hutch1 macrumors 6502a

    Hutch1

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    #4
    Zero dropped calls for me since I got mine in July, I'm on Rogers too. 3G is always on.
     
  5. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    I've only had a couple dropped calls since getting my iPhone in July.
     
  6. moka macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    just experienced my FIRST dropped call in a 11 month period of owning a first generation iphone... :rolleyes:
     
  7. nazuk macrumors 6502

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  8. Turmoil macrumors regular

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    #8
    0

    I haven't had any dropped calls. 1st generation I-Phone with ATT in Seattle.
     
  9. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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  11. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

    acfusion29

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    #11
    What the hell is an I-Phone?

    I should also mention that I have 3G always on.
     
  12. rageboi macrumors newbie

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    #12
    Zero dropped calls here (Unless I actually move to an area that has no mobile reception, which is normal)
    :D:D:apple:
     
  13. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  14. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    #14
    I am going to say >5% based on the fact that I still consider calls that never come it as dropped. I also make a really low number of calls so I don't know if the dropped call amount would go up with usage, I mean I would figure it would.
     
  15. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    #15
    I've never had a dropped call as long as I still had signal.
     
  16. jw nyc macrumors 6502a

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    #16
    LOL...do you think anyone is going to know precisely what % of calls their phone drops!??! How the hell would I know the difference b/w 1,2,3,4% dropped calls!?
     
  17. bwortman macrumors member

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  18. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    #18
    What if you know for sure that it's the other phone that dropped the call?

    Do we still count that then?
     
  19. cjm3113 macrumors 6502

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    #19
    How you would know that, I do not know, but if you do in fact know that, I would not count it.

    I've never had a dropped call, and I never turn off 3G.
     
  20. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    #20
    Zero dropped calls with an iPhone, since June 2007 - AT&T.
     
  21. Luke1robb thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #21
    Like I said in the post, you could go into an Apple store and ask a genius to do a diagnostic on it... its not a bad idea, they can check the battery as well... possibly give you a new replacement!
     
  22. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    #22
    Wow, I honestly don't believe any of the 0% people.

    I'm sure you'll all be mad a me for this, but I have to be honest. I've never seen ANY cell phone that never drops any calls.
     
  23. nimda0 macrumors 6502

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    #23
    I get dropped calls, usually when switching from 3g to Edge or vice versa
     
  24. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    #24
    Well, frick.

    You all have convinced me that my (estimated) call-drop rate of 15% isn't normal.

    Talking to my other 3G owning friends, I was lead to believe we all had the same problem. But the poll numbers are shocking me, to say the least. I would have guessed the "over 5%" number to be closer to 50%, but it's closer to 10%..

    I've made an appointment with the Apple store for tomorrow and will report back after they check it out.
     
  25. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

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    #25
    Freaky... exact same as me. Uni?
     

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