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09-03-2008, 09:50 AM #1SIGNAL STRENGTH.... Trying to understand?????
To those that have a constant (or close to it) and strong signal (full bars) I am glad but I am really trying to understand why the iPhone is so poor when it comes to a constant and strong signal, is it the phone or the software (I am on 2.0.2)? I have lived in the same house for 12 years and have never had reception issues with ANY phone indoors (home or otherwise) while on T-Mobile like I have had with the iPhone.
I am just trying to understand if there is anything that can change this or something I just have to except if I want to use an iPhone on T-Mobile?
09-03-2008, 11:07 AM #2
personally..I wouldnt go back to the shadow if I had to....iPhone is just so much more functional and so much better overall...
I pulled out my shado the other day and put the sim in to see if the reception was anybetter or any different....where I was at I was not getting great reception...1 bar out of 5 on iPhone...and I didnt get any reception on the shadow....
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09-03-2008, 11:07 AM #3
With the release of the 3G at "discounted' price, there are probably a million new iPhone users all straining the 3G network. just earlier today i had 5 full bars, yet iNetworkTest could not get a network address to even give me a speed reading nor could I open anything in Safari. I dont even pay attention to the bars shown when in 3G. Conversely I was in the boonies with barely a half bar of 3G and was surfing with Safari at 400-600kbs with no freezeups.
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09-03-2008, 12:20 PM #4
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09-03-2008, 12:42 PM #5
Oh, that changes things. Your Edge should not be affected by 3G. I know with the old 2G i would get zero reception if at the center of a large building such as a supermarket, a Circuit City store. With the 3G I get signal in those places. One of the reasons i downgraded my 2G back to 1.1.4 was because of poor signal and general lagginess.
09-03-2008, 02:03 PM #6