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fbonniwell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Out of the blue, I started getting dropped calls again including ALL day today.
This is extremely frustrating! I was at my office and kept getting dropped calls with my wife. My wife then called my office land line phone and it she kept getting dropped calls from her location.
I drove all the way to her location and within three feet we both still experienced dropped calls.
Before left the office to go see my wife I rebooted the phone thinking that would be the magical fix. Guess not!

Anyone else experiencing dropped calls? Are there any plans to for a Iphone 3g recall because the software fixes are not working.

I like the Iphone concept but it was poorly executed.

iphone & mac book pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • 1. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    Anyone else experiencing dropped calls?


    I'm not.

    Are there any plans to for a Iphone 3g recall because the software fixes are not working.


    Since this is user to user help forum only, no one here could possibly know the answer to this question.

    Something was working until today out of the blue. And since both you and your wife were experiencing the same out of the blue, did you or your wife contact AT&T to see if there were any network problems in your area today?
  • 2. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    boulder_bum Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I never had much of a problem before the 2.1 update, but now my calls drop ALL THE TIME. Literally one out of every two calls, most of which are made from my house where I have full bars and sometimes full 3G bars.

    Usually I can hear the other person, who can't hear me. Yesterday, I had an important business call where I had garbled robotic noise and had to call back four times before it worked properly.

    Today, I had another call problem where I could hear them, but they couldn't hear me and hanging up took 20 seconds before I freaked out and reset the thing.

    2.1 has been woefully unstable for me, and I discovered we aren't alone in our problem.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=575404

    I'm going to link to this thread in hopes that more people post and Apple addresses the problem.
  • 3. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    christopher juliano1 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Yeah mine has been dropping calls. Twice in a 10 minute conversation and had to go through a crapload of prompts again. The thing that really ****** me off was that I was outside and about 300 yards from an AT&T corporate building!! Dropped a couple of calls today.......AND some texts are not coming through..AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
  • 4. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    agnesjd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Even though the 2.1 version was supposed to fix the problem. It did not. It seems as if I had been experiencing more dropped calls recently. I live in the Chicago area and on my phone it registers "full bars 3G," yet it calls the number and drops it after 2 seconds. It then reports "failed call." It is very frustrating because my husband and I have spent a considerable amount of money on switching over from T-Mobile, bought the 2 year contract, the phones, etc ... but I have a phone that drops calls frequently. Why is that?
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    ZigZagLens Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am in LA and my phone is dropping 100% of my calls today, within the first 30 seconds of the call... it'll ring, sometimes connect/answer, but then "Call Failed." I think AT&T might be having some issues.
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    iAMme Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    This is why I'm still with T-mobile even I so want to use iPhone. I believe iPhone 3G will make me pay more and make me more troubles in CHICAGO area. Friends ask me should they get an iPhone, I always respond why pay more to get worst cell phone service.
  • 7. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    Thomas Teger Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Same here - full signal strength, and then the call gets dropped out of the blue. With t-mobile I never had this problem. That being said, I firmly believe that this an issue with AT&T rather than with the device itself.
  • 8. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    glideslope Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)
    Agreed. at&t can't handle the loads placed on it by the iPhone. Period. At some point in the distant future we will know the real issues with the 3G start up.

    I can remember 5 years ago when my family plan went from at&t to Verizon due to at&t issues. I've come full circle, and love my 3G. The family plan however still lives with Verizon. : (
  • 9. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    icebike Level 3 Level 3 (740 points)
    Have all you guys getting dropped calls tried switching off 3G?
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    andyrain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have switched off 3G and it seems to operate better, but WHAT A SHAME!
  • 11. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    icebike Level 3 Level 3 (740 points)
    Exactly.

    30 dollars a month for a data plan that is not reliable, includes no sms, and requires you to use wifi to get any data at all.
  • 12. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,340 points)
    No excuse for those experiencing a problem, but $30 a month is AT&T's standard unlimited data plan rate for all phones in the smart phone or PDA category regardless if the phone is a 3G phone.

    I've experienced no such problem thank goodness - not being able to get any data whatsoever when connected via 3G.

    My most recent iNetwork speed tests when connected via 3G, which I'm connected to 90% of the time for internet access every day is as follows:

    1080.81 kbps
    898.295 kbps
    559.658 kbps
    811.250 kbps
  • 13. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    icebike Level 3 Level 3 (740 points)
    My speed tests all beat yours by a factor of 5.

    But then, I live in Edge land, and use WiFI almost exclusively. I still Pay 30/mo
    but put nothing but phone calls on ATTs bandwidth.

    Yes, If I drive to the city I have 3G available. 30 bucks is a lot to pay for an occasional visit.

    I have no dropped calls on Edge. I suggested Edge only because 3G wasn't working for the posters on this thread, and I was fairly confident their calls would go thru if they just got off 3G.

    That's why I suggested turning off 3G Allan.

    What did you suggest? "Works for you"?
  • 14. Re: Dropped calls has started again
    Pimperio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yea, noticed that dropped calls are happening much more frequently again. AWESOME. a cell phone that can't even make calls. truly innovative, apple!

    turning off 3g seems to help a bit, but that's a total BS workaround. pathetic.
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