View Poll Results: Who is to blame for bad 3G reception/dropped calls?
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Apple's Fault! Fix it Steve!
Carriers' Fault! I've Seen Better Towers in Pisa!
- 10-23-2008, 11:17 PM #2
I would have to say AT&T, although my coverage is great and my iPhone works flawlessly. But it can be a problem with one of the chips switching from 3G to Edge if that still happens for a lot of people.
Last edited by avt; 10-23-2008 at 11:30 PM.
- 10-24-2008, 01:07 AM #3
I'm up in the air on this one. While I don't have issues at all with either of my phones others seem to have issues with the iPhone in the same area. Which leads me to believe it is something in certain hardware... I know it makes no sense...
- 10-24-2008, 02:25 AM #4
I'm on the fence on this one. AT&T does have 3G problems but notice hardware problems have been varying from phone to phone. I still think that by spring 2009 most or all bugs will be resolved because Apple needs that to happen because in the end Att's problems reflect on Apple in a possible future consumers eyes.
- 10-24-2008, 04:58 AM #5
I thought it was ATT at first but don't think so anymore. I've seen times when I'm on edge right next to another black 16gb iPhone. This has happen on more than one occasion compared to 2 diff. 16g black phones!
Also, driving across florida from east to west coast and west to east (basically through the everglades) 2 iPhones lost signal while a friend with verizon although had weak signal was able to make and receive calls. Now this could mean att or iphone, but just thought it was interesting.
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- 10-24-2008, 11:35 AM #10iPhone Beginner
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Got my iPhone 3g 6 weeks before the 2.1 release and was very frustrated with network issues. Things got much better with 2.1, and then continued to improve over the next few weeks as (I believe) AT&T upgraded their network. Now it's all good. So I think the initial 3g launch had problems in both Apple's firmware and AT&T's network. Apple fixed their end of it, and AT&T continues to make improvements.
- 10-25-2008, 12:21 PM #11
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- 10-26-2008, 06:55 AM #13
I have no problem here in Poe-Dunk-Backwards-Arse Springfield Missouri. Here everyone uses alltel. We have no cell tower overload but still I would have to say it would be greedy AT&T for not reinvesting revenue into supplying a better product. Quit pocketing the money ATT and spend a little on offering quality cell towers!
- 10-26-2008, 08:45 AM #14
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- 11-02-2008, 08:31 AM #17iMore Newbie
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I'm on the fence too, but my experience is particular.
First, I'm in Italy and our carriers have way better networks than AT&T. I mean, spotty coverage is very rare here.
Second, the two major carriers (those with the exclusive) sell iPhone unlocked, so I put on my own sim card from another carrier. With 2.0 software 3G reception in my area was terribile (coverage, instead, is massive and HSDPA) and things improved dramatically only with the 2.1 update.
Anyway, I think software needs some more tuning, but it's fine. Speed varies from time to time from 650kbit/s to 1.7Mbit/s but it works like a charm.