Why does my iPhone get crap signal, yet my gf's is perfect.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by duelingdragons, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Like tonight for example, we were at a concert (Coldplay lol) inside an arena... I was on "E" the whole time inside the building, and couldn't do anything (email, or even send a damn text).

    She was on 3G and could do whatever she wanted.
    We both have an iPhone 3G, only difference is mine is 16gb and her's is 8.
    We're on the same plan...

    How is that even possible?
     
  2. mackmgg macrumors 65816

    mackmgg

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    i dont know about iPhones, but with verizon, i could be on one tower while my friend is on another because maybe he connected farther away or something even when we are in the same spot.
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    At a big stadium this is the likely cause. Each tower can connect only so many phones. Her phone connected to the close tower and when your phone tried the closer tower was "full" and you got the next one a few miles down the road. Makes sense if 30,000 people were all in one place that the local tower would get loaded up.
     
  4. ntrigue macrumors 68040

    ntrigue

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    You may explain to AT&T that you'd like to try a new SIM.
     

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