1. marvi0's Avatar
    Ok buying a new iPhone tomorrow, currently, have the 3GS, which am quiet happy with, but am in a complex situation, with vodafone uk, wereby, I need to decide within 7 days, whether to choose an iPhone 4 or something else. Now the only worry I have is the signal of the iPhone 4, which I have come to get used to on my 3GS, and can live with it, cause I bought the handset cheaper, however the iPhone is going to cost me at least a thousand pounds in contract for 2 years, so want to make the right descision. So like I have said, having read a lot of info and it appears, thez, not much difference, in terms, of the signal, between, the 3GS and iPhone 4. Infact most are actually claiming better signal, on the 3GS. So is this the case, please please, help me out, with this answer, as I desperately, need to make a descision, on whether or not to stay, on my 3GS, based on signal.
    09-24-2010 11:47 AM
  2. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I've had better signal and speeds with the 4 over my 3GS, but apparently that isn't a wide spread result.
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    09-24-2010 12:21 PM
  3. marvi0's Avatar
    Thank you for your reply so in your own opinion the 4 is better I would appreciate others views as well please.
    09-24-2010 12:31 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Worlds better...the slight signal improvement combined with the massive other improvements make it the best one so far to me...
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    09-24-2010 01:02 PM
  5. marvi0's Avatar
    Cheers for your opinion, it's much appreciated, so do you think, the upcoming iPhone 4 White, will be exactly the same as the black, or in light of that antennagate, apple will then release, a completely revamped iPhone 4 White?.
    09-24-2010 01:07 PM
  6. Handlebars's Avatar
    I have had better signal with my iphone 4 then my 3gs as well.
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    09-24-2010 01:14 PM
  7. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    No experience with prior iPhones but my signal is great with AT&T anyway so no issues for me. (No differece at all between Bold 9700 and the iPhone 4)
    09-24-2010 01:19 PM
  8. Jellotime91's Avatar
    In low signal areas it can be a hinderance. However in moderate -> good signal areas it's great!

    Basically because it's external it is more sensitive. It makes good signal areas better, but if you put your hand over it, it makes bad signal areas significantly worse.
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    09-24-2010 01:44 PM
  9. marvi0's Avatar
    Thank you all for your help,i think all just get the new one then many many thanks.
    09-24-2010 06:54 PM
  10. zkyevolved's Avatar
    I get good service. I usually compare it to my blackberry. And they're pretty close. I sometimes work in the basement where I'd get 1 bar at best and at the moment the iPhone 4 holds on to that bar!
    09-25-2010 02:41 AM
  11. Slyfi's Avatar
    with the field test mode available again theoretically you could walk into an AT&T store and go the display models and use an 8gb 3gs and an iPhone 4 and test the reception in a common location

    just dial *3001#12345#* into both phones and compare the numbers where the bars used to be

    the higher the value the better so -76 is better then -96

    but in my experience IP4 is king
    09-25-2010 02:55 AM
  12. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    with the field test mode available again theoretically you could walk into an AT&T store and go the display models and use an 8gb 3gs and an iPhone 4 and test the reception in a common location

    just dial *3001#12345#* into both phones and compare the numbers where the bars used to be

    the higher the value the better so -76 is better then -96

    but in my experience IP4 is king
    just pointing out a contradiction in your post. you said higher is better on the field test then went on to say -76 is better than -96. it should read the lower the number the better and then your numbers would be fine. just trying to clear confusion not call you out.
    09-25-2010 03:17 AM
  13. Slyfi's Avatar
    just pointing out a contradiction in your post. you said higher is better on the field test then went on to say -76 is better than -96. it should read the lower the number the better and then your numbers would be fine. just trying to clear confusion not call you out.
    its in negative numbers so the closer to zero the better...
    09-25-2010 03:23 AM
  14. Mustang5Oh's Avatar
    its in negative numbers so the closer to zero the better...

    i understand that but the way it was worded can confuse some. like i said wasnt trying to say you were wrong.
    09-25-2010 04:10 AM
  15. Slyfi's Avatar
    its hard to explain to sometimes i choose the one that was shortest to type and had at lest 50% user understanding i hope at least
    09-25-2010 04:14 AM
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