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  • iPHONEALONE Level 1 (0 points)
    This is my 4th iphone, i want my money back on this one, I will take 3GS rather than no reception. I may even just cancel my ATT contract and use ipad for connecting to net mobile. THIS PHONE *****!
  • jmjeff2 Level 1 (0 points)
    bought iphone 4 this morning. it dropped the first call i placed. when the call failed, i looked at the phone and i had no bars in an area where i usually have full bars. i saw the posts online and was able to replicate dropping the signal. i then practiced holding it to prevent it but no matter how i hold the phone the bars begin to drop.

    if i was told i had to hold the phone a certain way during calls and surfing the net i might have thought twice about purchasing it and extending my contract.

    this problem should never have reached production and the consumer.
  • Victor Roman Level 1 (20 points)
    I agree it could be a hardware issue. The mall I was at probably had a strong tower very close by. At work I have the same problem as you.

    But couldn't the iPhone just up the power of its signal to compensate? Is it possible that the software isn't appropriately adjusting for drops in reception?

    Also, during the keynote presentation they claiming the steel band on the right, the longest one, was the GSM/UMTS antenna. If that's the case, then why would touching the gap on the left cause a problem? If I touch the lower left gap and nowhere else, bars drop from 5 to 1 and i cant transfer data.

    Also, even if the left is the GSM/UMTS antenna, why is it when I touch the gap on the top, between the two antennas, that the problem does not happen?
  • lg2312 Level 1 (0 points)
    My signal drops no matter how I hold it.
    This is not what I have come to expect from my iPhone, and I am very disappointed. This phone that was going to "change everything" might actually do just that.
    I don't need a fix overnight. I do need a phone that works and a promise from Apple that they will make this right.
    So far, I have neither.
    Very sad.
  • flexeril Level 1 (15 points)
    I had no issues with my last call while the bars dropped...I will retest it tomorrow and see what it does. My current issue is with the facetime...I given up for now.

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  • Ryan Helbig Level 1 (5 points)
    I bet Apple sells a lot of $30 bumpers. :P

    ****, I still want an iPhone 4...
  • falconApoda Level 1 (0 points)
    What. Is the big deal. Here. Folks.

    ?

    So the phone loses signal strength if you go out of your way to cover the bezels.

    ...

    Uhm... so don't cover the bezels that way.


    Am I missing something here?
  • NewFusion Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had at least 3 calls drop when holding the phone 'normally'. I did some test calls and found that varying my grip can have an impact but not much. I still drop from full bars to just one or two regardless of my grip. If I hold it on the bottom left side at all the call is dropped completely. I am so irritated that I now 'have' to buy a case to correct Apples defect.
  • Attirex Level 1 (0 points)
    Waiting for a news outlet to say this is Apple's "Gulf oil disaster" or some similar lame BP comparison in 3....2........1......
  • Raging Cortez Level 1 (0 points)
    You don't have to go out of your way. Many if not most people have to go out of their way to NOT cover the "bezels" ...
  • David. Level 4 (2,145 points)
    Yes, you are. Why should people have to modify the natural way they hold an object like a PHONE, to suit Apple's crazy new antenna system? It's a PHONE. It should have good reception so one can make and receive PHONE CALLS.

    THis is a case of Mohamed wanting the mountain to come to him. It doesn't work that way.
  • BKRonline Level 1 (110 points)
    Original Post: No matter how I hold my phone, I can't reproduce these issues.

    In addition, my wife's 16gig version has this issue, but my 32gig version does not... interesting.

    Message was edited by: BKRonline
  • David. Level 4 (2,145 points)
    Maybe you have non-conductive skin??
  • falconApoda Level 1 (0 points)
    +"You don't have to go out of your way..."+

    That's not what I saw in the video. And, from what I've been reading, it seems it's just a matter of covering the bezels (lower left side).

    So... don't cover the bezels. In the meantime, I'm sure some sort of fix in in the works. If the matter needs a fix.
  • tom4jax Level 1 (20 points)
    Have you all seen this?

    http://www.examiner.com/x-40065-Blogosphere-Buzz-Examiner~y2010m6d24-iPhone-4Gsp ot--loses-bands-and-reception--photo-gallery

    I am waiting for the white ones, but if I have the reception issue described in this thread, I will take the phone right back to Apple and swap it for a replacement.
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