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Thread: Apple Planning to Fix Reception
08-16-2008, 01:56 PM #61
I doubt its your iPhone...
Are you on a 3G/
08-16-2008, 02:35 PM #62
Could this be a problem with just certain phones?
Because with my first gen Iphone I got 2 bars at my house but with the new 3g Iphone I now get 5 bars! So my reception has improved.
08-16-2008, 03:55 PM #63
Have NO problems whatsoever when I am at work. Thank God I am almost always at work. Otherwise, I was out shopping here in timbuktu/suburb of Houston, and my phone constantly kept reverting back to edge, with 5 FULL bars, or 3g with 1-2 bars. Hope this is just as simple as a software update, otherwise, I am holding off selling my 2g phone.
08-16-2008, 04:26 PM #64
hi there! I used to get 2 or 3 bars at home with my 2g but no Service or 1 bar with the 3g!that sucks so much!! :-(
I hope they'll fix this issue in their next update!!!
08-16-2008, 04:43 PM #65
Ok guys heres a weird one for you. I get full 5 bars of 3g in my house, but it acts like I am getting no signal. Safari doesnt work, qik complains that it is not connected to a network so on and so forth. When I go to work i get 2 bars, but my iphone works like it actually does have a 3g signal.
08-16-2008, 06:35 PM #66
im in the same boat as everyone else. I drop an average of 2 calls a day. and i get 1-2 bars signal. and i live around the philly area.
08-16-2008, 09:12 PM #67
Definite problem in my area....ill say it again...one friggin bar at work and one friggin bar of 3g at home. Both cities are shown on the att coverage area as covered but its bull the only time i get 5 bars of 3G is on the freeway....craptacular.
08-17-2008, 10:54 AM #68
direct comparison of reception with my old 2G iPhone v iPhone 3G, reception was always good on the 2g, but on the 3 is't nothing short of dreadful, barely get a 3G coverage inside, overall, Terrible in comparsion.....
08-17-2008, 07:21 PM #69Weak Edge and 3G Reception
Old 2G iPhone always had great reception in Austin. Same so far to date on my new 3G. Both edge and 3G good in Austin.
I don't know if 2.0.1 may have helped reception yet. I upgraded just before going on travel. I am in Tucson now and both edge & 3G reception are often pretty weak.
Talked to AT&T support and they said I was in a prime coverage area and should be getting max reception. Restarted phone (again), no help.
Talked with Apple support and they suggested I restart... no help (again). "Tried to restore?". Don't have my computer with me and not going to do that while on the road anyway, risking no phone service at all. Besides, the plane trip home would be pretty grim without my favorite entertainment in hand.
No mention of the chipset/software problem, but I wonder if this might also affect edge reception.
Noticed that my iPhone gets pretty warm in my pocket when it has lower bars, even with 3G off. I guess the power is getting pushed up to try for better signal, causing the battery to heat up a bit.There are 10 types of people in the world...
...those that understand binary and those that have friends.
iMac (2.8 GHz, 4GB, OS X 10.5.8) | iPhone 3G (16GB, White) | iPod Touch 8GB
08-17-2008, 07:50 PM #70Interference while talking
ok so here goes my problem, my gf has an iphone 3g like me and when ever i talk on the phone with her, i hear a loud modem-like noise really loud and its annoying as hell!! now this ONLY happens when i talk to my girl, whenever i talk to anyone else , i have no problems, she never hears the noise..only i hear it....i have other friends with the 3g and have no problems when i speak to them, called att about it and they keep telling me "oh we did an update, please restart the iphone and everything should be fine" nothing is fine!! anyone have similiar problems??
08-17-2008, 11:35 PM #71
They say the problem may be corrected through software update... does this mean I'll have to reinstall ALL jailbreaked apps after the update?!?! Oh the HORROR!!!
08-18-2008, 11:19 AM #72
A couple of sites for you all to check out.....
[Merged] 3G iPhone Reception problems worldwide? - MacTalk Forums
participate in an online reception study....
Participate in Wired.com's Global iPhone 3G Study | Gadget Lab from Wired.com
go here on your iphone and test your speeds for yourself.
Testmyiphone.com - iPhone Speed Test
08-20-2008, 05:45 AM #733g problem
i have no problem with the reception on 3g with my 3g iphone, i always get full bar but cant receive any call if i surf the net using 3g then the call can come in, once i close safari then call will go to voice mail???
08-20-2008, 09:03 AM #74
nice phone bad reception
08-20-2008, 09:30 AM #75
What I learned about 3G is that the more people using it the worse the connection. I was showing 5 bars yet Safari froze up. I was also sitting in a dentist office on what looked like 1/2 bar and was zipping along.
I upgraded to 2.0.2 and things seem a bit better.
08-20-2008, 05:35 PM #76
Does anyone own a iPhone 3G in Tasmania with telstra?
Cause I do and I have full 3G reception anywhere I go
08-20-2008, 11:00 PM #77
08-21-2008, 06:59 AM #78
I've noticed in my office with marginal reception that I get a pretty good signal while the phone is in it's cradle (Getting power).
As soon as I lift it from the cradle it loses reception to one bar or no service. It's not a proximity issue as I've hovered it all round the region of the cradle.
It seems the phone reduces power to the receiver when not charging. Has someone tried to extend battery life at the expense of reception?
I have a 2G iPhone with 2.0.2 firmware. Pwned. Unlocked.
08-21-2008, 07:16 AM #79