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    Lightbulb iPhone 4s and Signal (Tip)..

    For those of you with a 4s on Verizon and staying in the United States. If you are having signal problems where it goes from 3G to the circle off and on then here is a tip that worked for me. 1) Turn your phone off, 2) Eject the SIM Tray, 3) Remove SIM from Tray, 4) Put back SIM Tray, 5) Turn iPhone back on and "Viola!". You then have a clear and smooth signal. This will definitely help with battery life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJBox3r View Post
    For those of you with a 4s on Verizon and staying in the United States. If you are having signal problems where it goes from 3G to the circle off and on then here is a tip that worked for me. 1) Turn your phone off, 2) Eject the SIM Tray, 3) Remove SIM from Tray, 4) Put back SIM Tray, 5) Turn iPhone back on and "Viola!". You then have a clear and smooth signal. This will definitely help with battery life.
    Are you advising not to reinsert the SIM?
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    Default Re: iPhone 4s and Signal (Tip)..

    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Are you advising not to reinsert the SIM?
    That is what I am saying. Since with Verizon the SIM is needed only for Roaming outside the U.S. You can just keep the SIM card somewhere safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJBox3r View Post
    That is what I am saying. Since with Verizon the SIM is needed only for Roaming outside the U.S. You can just keep the SIM card somewhere safe.
    Thank you for the clarification and the tip. Enjoy the rest of your day.
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    Default Re: iPhone 4s and Signal (Tip)..

    Yes on most device you can change the network from Global to CDMA. But I have not had any signal issues to remove mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    Yes on most device you can change the network from Global to CDMA. But I have not had any signal issues to remove mine.
    Neither have I, but I'm for learning new things and testing certain things like that which was mentioned by the OP.
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    Default Re: iPhone 4s and Signal (Tip)..

    I used to do this on BlackBerry devices though as the Global would never hold to staying off.... worth a shot eh?
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    No signal issues here.
    But Tks for the tip.
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    Default Re: iPhone 4s and Signal (Tip)..

    I tried this for 24 hrs. I can say that it seems to be worse... Not sure why but I didn't even hit my avg.
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    I just turn the phone airplane mode on for about 30 seconds then turn it back off. Resets my signal to get me off 2G.
    Dude! You slapped a fish. You punched it! Why would you hit it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Neither have I, but I'm for learning new things and testing certain things like that which was mentioned by the OP.
    First off I am always in to trying new tips although I must admit in over the year I have had my 4S I have never had the SIM tray out so I had no idea that there was even a SIM there. Live and learn I suppose.
    Quote Originally Posted by John Yester View Post
    I tried this for 24 hrs. I can say that it seems to be worse... Not sure why but I didn't even hit my avg.
    The only time I get a circle is in one medical bldg I go to where there is alot of metal that blocks the signal and as i move to different spots the signal come back. Otherwise I have never had signal problems.
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    phew! thought I was the only one or worse, just imagining it. The weird thing is, I don't have a SIM in the tray....so I'm not too sure that's what's causing the signal issue..
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    Does tho work with sprint iPhone 4S

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