Will iPhone 5 have BETTER service range?

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  1. jcdjgd1 macrumors newbie

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    Will this phone be better at picking up either 3g or 4g service?

    I would love to hear that there's a new piece of hardware (similar to the better Wi-Fi chip) that will increase the amount of bars I get. And if there is no hardware upgrade to do this, will the 4g network alone be better?
     
  2. Kalvin00 macrumors regular

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    No one knows, but probably not. There is nothing magical in the new antenna.

    4G may be better since it is a lower frequency, but again nobody knows yet, and that is area dependent.
     
  3. jcdjgd1, Sep 20, 2012
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    jcdjgd1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is the 4g network easier to pick up/stronger than 3g? Has anyone noticed a difference when going from 3g to 4g phones?

    On verizon's website it shows that I have full 4g LTE coverage, however, my area is notorious for being somewhat of a deadzone.
     
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  5. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    Anything will be better than my 3GS that obviously has either a crappy or damaged antennae :(
     
  6. Hackintosh Sr. macrumors regular

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    LTE can reach further distances than 3g signal, but it depends on how many/where the towers are.

    There are usually always very slight improvements, but its been a long time since i noticed anything.
     
  7. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    LTE theoretically has better wall penetration than HSPA does. HSPA is notorious for poor penetration. EDGE is better at penetration too.
     
  8. ROLLTIDE1 macrumors 65816

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    Wilson Sleek 4G-V for the win and your signal problems
     

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