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IPhone 4 - Weak Signal compared with 3G

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C4RLOCO Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Jun 23, 2010 7:21 PM
Hello,
I was a happy 3G user. My 3G phone ALWAYS had between 4 and 5 bars of sign strength in my living room. I got the iPhone4 today and I have been very unhappy with it. Aside of the dropped calls, my iPhone4 is only getting ONE bar of signal strength, and in case you are wondering: No, I am not using any case at all.

I am extremely concern because I ordered the "Bumper" and if my phone is not getting a good signal without it, then I think the bumper will make things worst.

Does anyone has noticed a decrease in their signal strength ?
iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • Slobodan Tabakovich Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:38 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
    I have gotten my iPhone 4 today and have finished activating it an hour ago. I am VERY disappointed by the weak signal, too. My 3G had 5 bars where iP4 gets maybe 3-4, and it CONSTANTLY drops down to one or none. This is NOT the experience I was looking forward to and I'm seriously considering calling support and giving them an earful on this, if the problem persists. Second thing is, off topic, I can NOT activate the FaceTime for the love of it. No way! WAY TO GO, APPLE!
    iPhone 4, iOS 4, A power user.
  • doobias123 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:42 PM (in response to Slobodan Tabakovich)
    It is not a weak signal, just the bars are not displaying corretly, they are aware of it and plan to fix it.
    iphone 3g/Macbook
  • Amused22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 7:45 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
    Same for me! I can't even get a signal in my house with the iPhone4, and even when I do it fluctuates from 5 bars to none. My 3G had a much stronger signal. Sadly I may have to return the new one.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • GatorsFan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:00 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
    You have thirty (30) days in which to return the iPhone 4. If problem persists, do that, go back to your previous phone, and wait until Apple / AT&T get their act together.
    Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • doobias123 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 8:04 PM (in response to GatorsFan)
    iphone 3g/Macbook
  • Mac Medic (be@MacOSG.com) Level 6 Level 6 (17,290 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 9:21 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
    ABC's Nightline had a segment about the new iPhone 4 tonight. They were commenting about dropped calls. My AT&T coverage is so poor, my GF can't even get a signal in my home on her iPhone 3G! Iv'e never even had a dropped call on my iPhone (running on T-Mobile's network) around here. Apple need to get out of bed with AT&T and give us other network options!




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  • djzapp Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 9:49 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
    I have a 3gs and my partner just got a 4 and I can duplicate the issue as far as holding the phone and lowering signal. Here is what I have come acrossed: Even thought the 4 barely had one bar and the 3gs had full, The call was crystal clear. No issues call was for about 5 minutes and the 4 just stayed at the lowest bar. I have to agree that it may not be populating on screen correctly. Lets hope this is a easy fix.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • kitzy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 23, 2010 10:44 PM (in response to C4RLOCO)
    I live in Northern CT, and after activating my iPhone4 - I placed 4 calls and all were dropped within a minute. I had a iPhone3G, and NEVER had a dropped call in my house for the 2 years I owned it. I get 3 bars in my house, and I get 3 bars on the iPhone 4 ... UNTIL I PICK IT UP. Then it goes to "Searching..." within 5 seconds. Once I put it down, it takes 15 seconds to go back to 3 bars.

    I searched the web and found this article with videos that describe my exact dilemma:
    http://gizmodo.com/5570100/the-iphone-4-review-by-you

    This is a DESIGN FLAW!

    At least Apple should have included a bumper IN THE BOX!
    iPhone4, iOS 4
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,255 points)
    my GF can't even get a signal in my home


    What is a "GF"?
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