Battery? What about the POOR Reception with 4S
Of coarse as it always goes you notice after it's to late. Well as of this last week I have been having "No Service" issues in all the places where I know the signal was low. But my 3GS & 4 never lost service. I sat at lunch to day and the bar Friday with no service whole time I was there.
And since I know people will ask my carrier is AT&T though that's a moot point as all my previous phones didn't have these issues.
Just wondering if others are experiencing lower signals also?
- 11-29-2011, 05:41 PM #2
- 11-29-2011, 07:39 PM #4
My signal has increased somewhat. For some reason i get good reception all around my city, but always had horrible signal at work (in the middle of the citty pretty much).
Now with my 4S im usually one or two bars above what i usually was at with my 4.
- 11-29-2011, 08:04 PM #6
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- 11-29-2011, 09:16 PM #8
Well Apple replaced my unit with another one. Also said my device had an abnormal amount of crashes? Don't know if that has anything to do with my poor reception issues or not but he stated that made him think there was possibly some hardware issues.
We'll see if he was right...
- 11-30-2011, 01:58 PM #10
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- 11-30-2011, 05:53 PM #16
Well first outing with the replacement. Went to dinner with my sister who has an iphone 4. She generally had 3 bars as I had 1. though hers did fluctuate down to 1 mostly hovered around 3. Most I saw mine was 2.
Now not that that's the most scientific. What I can say and i think that maters is performance. Her 4 time and time again loaded facebook, safari etc.much faster then my 4S could. and then my 4S went down to Edge till we left. So based on this outing "For me" I will have to say the 4S sucks compared to the 4.
Also I AT&T's network is starting to wear on me. Now that I can go anywhere and also the fact I already have a Sprint account with a 25% discount I'm honestly looking at selling my phone which should be close to covering the ETF and the cost of another Iphone. And I say this because I'm not sure at&t will go for returning the 4S for a 4?
Well haven't been to the problem areas yet. This weekend. But I have to admit I went and saw Guns N' Roses tonight and the camera on the 4S compared to my brothers 4 is undeniably better.
Did field test mode on both out phones side by side. Once again his is running 4.3.3 so can't say it's apples to apples. But in FT I showed -96 up to -106 while his pretty much stayed at -89 to -93.
I will report my findings as I can for any who are interested.
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- 12-02-2011, 12:43 PM #25iPhone Nanite
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I am with Verizon, while my cellular reception has been great, my 3G reception has been abysmal. My previous phone was a Palm Pre Plus. During my commute to and from work I was able to stream either Pandora or TuneIn Radio without interruption (except for the occasional heavy rain storm). I've had the iPhone 4S for just over a week and not have been successful streaming either app longer than 5 minutes, without it buffering for 10 minutes. This has been a huge disappointment for me. Even in work when I had the Pre I had no problems with 3G, but with the iPhone it has been very spotty. Not sure what to do. I would really hate to return the phone (I love everything else about it), but I don't want to spend the $30 for unlimited data (grandfathered in) without being able to fully utilize the benefit. I will try it for another few days, if it does not get better, I may (and I hate to say this) look at an Android phone with LTE.