Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2013 6:17 AM (in response to RockOfPeter)
I have AT&T with an iPhone 4S and I have noticed increased dropped calls since the upgrade. I know what my bars normally are in certain places and they seem lower thna normal (places I normally have 5, show as 3-4 now). I take the same trek into work every day and I am always on the phone on the way in for work. I know every spot along the way and wher eI woull lose a call and/or what the bars normally are. There has always been just one spot which I lose a call every time. I will alsways tell the caller I am about to lose them and will call right back, it is so consistent. Now I have noticed I lose a call in 2 additional spots, so now I drop the call 3 times on the way in instead of 1.
I also noticed text messages recieved while I am watthcing a movie or podcast make my volume distort afterwards. I have to either reply which makes it get better. If I dismiss, it will stay distorted until I puause and hit play on the poscast. This is using Downcast. I am not sure if it is their issue or ios 7's.
Lastly my calendar appoitnments are often missing in notificatioin center now.
Definitely has some bugs in this release.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 7:42 AM (in response to RockOfPeter)
I have SPRINT service and I am getting drop calls after drop calls in my own house since I've upgraded. I had horrible reception over the weekend after I upgraded last week Thursday. I am getting so frustrated I've been thinking of switching carriers.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 24, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to RockOfPeter)
Check your number signal strength and report back accordingly:
-106 is the low signal/no service
-47 to -90 is the normal range on the iPhone 4S.
The average signal in my area on Sprint 3G is -75
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to RockOfPeter)
Having similar issues since upgrading to iOS7. I checked my signal strength and sure enough, I was between -115 and -118 on LTE.
I disabled LTE under Settings and now I'm sitting at -82. My priority is not dropping calls since I use wifi whenever possible. I'll report back if the issue continues but I hope this will clear up my drop call problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2013 9:38 AM (in response to chattphotos)
Ah, thanks for the info. I have not called Sprint yet. I'm going to see if the change has any effect first. My Sprint service has been nearly issue free for years until the iOS7 upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to RockOfPeter)
I am having similar issues after iOS 7 update. I have noticed it happens only when my wifi is turned on. My signal strength goes to 1x and then I drop the call. As soon as I then off my wifi I can continue talking without issue. Standing in the same area. I did check my signal strength and it is -81. Zip code is 60404 and throughout the Chicago area.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2013 10:08 AM (in response to Chrisw370)
Chris, tell Sprint about it.
Voice calls on Sprint/VZ go over the 1X conection (not 3G) so what you are describing is a bit wonky.
Also, I have a Sprint i4S on iOS 7 with wifi on and my calls don't drop.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 2:07 PM (in response to Chrisw370)
I am having same issue. Called Apple and they said no one else reporting issues. Happens only since upgrade to iOS 7. They suggested A T & T, but appears to be across the board. Anyone figure it out???
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to RockOfPeter)
Update on my OP.
I've called Sprint 5 times. They've stepped me through a number of network updates and also sent to me a Sprint AirWave device, which creates a cell "hot spot" in your house.
Since taking this action, I can hold a call longer but I'm still experiencing dropped calls. It's getting better each day. Sprint also said that my area is experiencing some major network upgrades and to please be patient. I just installed the AirWave this afternoon. I haven't had a long enough call to see the impact, but hoping it helps.
Finally, the last tech I spoke with was able to see on my account the days/time that I was under their minimum service coverage threshold, or something to that effect. She gave me a proactive $40 credit on my account, which was nice.