01-12-2012 12:43 PM
My son and I are on the same wireless plan, both have Iphone 3s, are sitting next to each other, and he has all bars/service, and I have one. (really a half of a bar, because it's there but doesn't do anything). Any clue?
01-12-2012 4:33 PM
01-12-2012 6:46 PM
I would try resetting network settings on your phone.
Also if you haven't updated your software on your iphone I suggest you do that also.
Connect your iphone to itunes on your computer and make sure your computer is connected to the internet. You'll see if there are any updates available.
01-13-2012 7:45 AM
01-13-2012 6:38 PM
Actually, back in one of the older iOS releases Apple changed the way they compute the number of bars (signal strength). If your son's iPhone is on an old enough release his could be showing "flase highs" where yours could have been updated to the point where it shows a more accurate value. I want to say the cahnge was in one of the iOS4 releases, but I'm not positive. I do remember that before the change, my iPhone 3G used to show 5 bars with a signal strength of -97db. Keep in mind that at -110db to -115db is when the signal is so low that it will drop calls. Now with iOS 5.0.1, at -103db, I only show 3 bars in my iPhone 4. I want to say the new method for computing the number of bars is more linear, and was discussed in some of the blogs when the changes happened.
In the "real world" I don't think I've ever seen a signal strength higher than -61db, and that was very near a tower which has great serive...
01-16-2012 2:21 PM
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