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1294 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 26, 2008 7:03 AM by Nathan C
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2008 2:41 PM (in response to krob81)Have you checked the coverage in your specific area of Portland?
You can have 1 bar of 3G coverage and still have 5 bars of EDGE in the same location.Mac Pro, 20' Cinema Display, iSight, MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iPhone 8gb, iPod Video 60gb, Time Capsule, Apple TV
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2008 5:49 PM (in response to krob81)I'm having the same problem. I live in Boston (an area COVERED in blue for 3g on the ATT map), and get very sketchy service. I thought it might be a problem having a case over the iPhone, but taking it off didn't help much.
I heard of someone toggling "flight mode" and fixing the problem, but that didn't do it for me.
Switching to EDGE helps a little bit, but even in my apartment (which is in the middle of the blue part of the map) I get at MOST 3 bars of Edge, and maybe 1 bar of 3g. Sometimes it just says NO SERVICE.
Umm, I dumped my Windows Mobile phone and T-Mobile for this?Aging Powerbook G4 Titanium | Mac Pro 2.66Ghz, 3 Gig RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Final Cut Studio 5.1.4 | iPod 5G | AppleTV | iPhone 3g
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2008 6:21 PM (in response to krob81)Yes there is an issue; as you will read in many of the posts. I have returned my iPhone, replaced the sim, and many other suggestions. I am not sure if it is a hardware problem or AT&T.
I suggest emailing Apple so they fix the problem ASAP.
When the 3G does work; it is flawless and very impressive.Dell XPS 720 Vista, Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJul 18, 2008 8:39 PM (in response to krob81)I also am in Portland. I see a similar situation. Sometimes full bars, but most times downtown for example I get 1 or 2. I also get dropped calls and dead calls. Switching to EDGE fixes the issue. I have logged feedback with apple.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2008 6:57 AM (in response to chezsmithy)same thing here in Denver. totally ***** a@@. i can't believe i switched from blackberry. i bought two of these things. i'm an avid Mac owner, but this is testing my loyalty. if you thing the coverage is bad just walking around your house, try getting in a car and driving down Hwy 36 between Denver and Boulder. Trying to to have a simple business call was a joke. The call would drop literally every half mile or so. Absolute crap. I'm ******.G4 933 MHz Tower; Converted (450 MHz) G4 Cube, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2008 7:03 AM (in response to krob81)krob81,
The bars reflect the combination of the multiple towers 3G is communicating with. With even 1 bar of 3G your calls should be noticeably clearer than with 2G.
This article has more information:
While the article is about data, at least one section deals with both voice and data as well as the signal strength indicator.
Hope this helps,
Nathan C.iMac G5 17" (work), Mac OS X (10.5.3), iMac 20" Aluminum and Home built Win XP machine