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    Question Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    I have been trying to decide for the last week if I should go into the Genius Bar and try to get a replacement for my iPhone 5. My iPhone 4 always had full bars of reception no matter where I was at home, at work in the basement of a 4 story building and on occasion in my parking garage under feet of concrete. Since I got the iPhone 5 I've noticed that the reception has been weaker at times fluctuating all over the place when my iPhone 4 was a constant full bars. So now I'm wondering if I should take it in and get a replacement I have an attachment to mine since it's brand new has no nicks on it and I've encased it in an Otterbox Defender since day one. It has no other issues so I'm wondering if I'm just paranoid, I haven't had any dropped calls. What would you do if you were in my shoes?
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    Default Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    If I am not mistaken the iPhone 4 and 4s were on the 3G network, whereas the iPhone 5 is on 4g lte. You might not have as good of coverage on 4g lte as you did on 3G. I am having the same issues with my 5, but that is due to AT&T and there 5+ disintegrating towers in my area. I would call your service provider and let them know what is happening with your service first.
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by piranhadonna View Post
    If I am not mistaken the iPhone 4 and 4s were on the 3G network, whereas the iPhone 5 is on 4g lte. You might not have as good of coverage on 4g lte as you did on 3G. I am having the same issues with my 5, but that is due to AT&T and there 5+ disintegrating towers in my area. I would call your service provider and let them know what is happening with your service first.
    would that affect my cell signal though? I don't have a data plan so my Cellular Data is always off.
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    Are you reporting less "bars" on 4G or LTE?
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    Default Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    I would think that would still affect your signal, but I am not positive. Someone with more knowledge will have to answer that for the both of us.
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanHRCC View Post
    Are you reporting less "bars" on 4G or LTE?
    A picture is always worth a thousand words lol I don't have a data plan so there is never 4G or LTE showing.
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    What network is it connected to when it is not using WiFi? (for cellular service)
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    None I don't have a data plan so the cellular data is never on. It was the same with my iPhone 4 my cellular data was always Off.
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    Default Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    Until VoLTE (voice over LTE) gets implemented, voice and data don't run over the same network. Voice goes over the 3G network, I believe although it may be possible for it to go over the 2G network as well.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6295/w...-svdo-support-
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    I've decided to get it replaced I'm making an appointment now. Yesterday I sent my wife text messages, not even iMessages, and they didn't send until hours later when I stepped into the kitchen and the reception was strong enough. I never had this problem with my iPhone 4 which is why I thought nothing of it until she came home and then got the messages.
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    Default Re: Should I replace my iPhone 5?

    really good idea.but you should remember iphone5 is so much good as iphone4

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