|08-20-2013 03:05 PM|
|Zeeva||If you have sprint try getting an airave for bad signal. It uses the Internet to boost your signal. But I'm not sure how it works if your Internet is slow :c|
|08-20-2013 02:51 PM|
You are pretty lucky there! I have had like 4 iphones and many different droids (a lot from work) and I can't get any of them to last a 2 year contract without issues.
|08-20-2013 01:46 PM|
|GSDBESTK9||Awesome info everyone, thank you so much!!|
|08-20-2013 01:24 PM|
|ndirishfan1975||While there shouldn't be any direct corelation, I too noticed that as Verizon rolled out more LTE (4G) in my area that my iPhone 4 got worse reception. Maybe they are switching some of the old 3G towers to 4G towers and you can't pick them up without an LTE enabled phone. As far as upgrading iPhones, now would be the worst time ever to do that. A new iPhone is expected in less than a month. Usually the new phone is much better than the year old model and sells for the same price. Or you can purchase the older model at a discount price. As far as the iPhone/Samsung question, I am firmly in the iPhone camp. I think they are built much better, they receive software upgrades for much longer, and if something goes wrong they have much better customer support. My daughter is using my almost 3 year old iPhone 4 and it works great for her still. I don't know of anyone that has a 3 year old Samsung phone that still works.|
|08-20-2013 01:22 PM|
|holland||Totally off topic but I wonder what Alexander Graham Bell would think if he saw his phone now|
|08-20-2013 01:16 PM|
|skier16||Okin is right as of now LTE (4G) does not deal with voice traffic, only data. This fall AT&T will begin using a protocol that will allow voice over LTE which will give much better call quality and signal strength but i doubt a rural area would be an early adopter.|
|08-20-2013 01:13 PM|
|08-20-2013 12:57 PM|
You are looking at a couple different things here. There is 3G and 4G service and the iPhone models. The models can be tricky like the iPhone 4 is technically 3G not 4g. I believe the iPhone 5 is 4G.
3G vs. 4G should not have anything to do with your cell phone reception. This is the speed of the internet on your phone, like the speed you download at. When you are on the internet how fast pictures show up. They are going to be coming from the same towers so your reception is how well you can connect to the tower.
iPhones are notorious for not working that well for long. I would bet it is your cell phone age that is causing the problem and not that it has 3G. I would bet upgrading to the iPhone 5 would help the problem but not because it is 4G, because it is a new phone.
I would suggest if you get a new phone get one with a contract that allows you to bring the phone back within the first week if you don't get the reception that you want. That way if you upgrade and you are just getting bad reception in general you can take it back and go with a different provider. Also some companies have boxes you can hook in to your internet that will make the signal stronger in your house. Typically they don't take cell phone towers down in areas and are always adding new ones. Do you have multiple phones that are doing the same thing? Are they the same age phones? It just seems strange to have great reception then have it go down unless it is an issue with the phone itself.
|08-20-2013 12:53 PM|
What did I say that made you think the data/voice aspect would be more expensive? I'm happy to explain further if you need it.
|08-20-2013 12:45 PM|
|GSDBESTK9||So the phone service is more expensive on the iPhone 5 than the regular iPhone??|
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