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Not geting full bar service! Need Help!

1441 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2010 12:01 AM by TerrorbotEX RSS
TiffanyNicole Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Aug 26, 2010 9:01 PM
I kind of have a perplexing complication Iphone 3GS was working fine until yesterday where my phone was continuously looking for a network and either kept service and/or searching. I called apple support and I reset my settings and all and was finally told to go into an apple store. I went in today and my phone was actually switched out because it was an apparent hardware problem, I got my new Iphone and I an still not getting full bars on my phone..i am lucky if I get 1 or 2 bars! My SIM card was checked but does anyone think that I still could have a bad SIM card? Please help me out!


iPhone 3GS, iPad 64gb -3G, HP Pavilion Dv6338se, HP Desktop, Windows Vista
  • clarkkent27 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Aug 27, 2010 7:04 AM (in response to TiffanyNicole)
    Maybe there is a network problem in your area. Have you called your cell provider? Updated to latest 4.0.2 Fw?
    Imac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 4gb ram 500gb HDD 3.06ghz Iphone 3GS
  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,795 points)
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    Aug 27, 2010 2:52 PM (in response to TiffanyNicole)
    Why are you expecting full bars on the phone? Are you standing under (or next to) a cell tower?

    Are you having issues using the phone, making calls, sending/receiving texts, network connection issues?

    Unless you are having issues, the number of bars displayed is irrelevant.

    FWIW, iOS 4.0.1 corrected the signal display issue. If you are running iOS 4.0.1 or higher and are comparing the number of bars to a device running an older version of the software, you WILL see a difference. Prior to iOS 4.0.1, ALL versions of the software incorrectly displayed the number of bars of signal.
    3GS, iOS 4
  • clarkkent27 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Aug 27, 2010 4:12 PM (in response to TiffanyNicole)
    TiffanyNicole wrote:
    I did update to the new software and I checked with AT&T and there is no network problems. Is it a possibility that it's my SIM card? I already got my phone replaced but not the SIM card?

    If you are not getting full service it doesn't mean anything is wrong. It may just be the coverage in that area. If you have dropped calls or other problems then worry.
    Imac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), 4gb ram 500gb HDD 3.06ghz Iphone 3GS
  • TerrorbotEX Calculating status...
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    Aug 28, 2010 12:01 AM (in response to diesel vdub)
    well, im in singapore, and im kilometres away from a cell tower and i get sometimes full bars or like 4 bars on my iphone
    Compaq, Windows Vista


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