You can 'black-helicopter it' all you want . I had a problem a while back whereas my iPhone would start 'losing bars' every day until around 5-6 pm (coincidentally when lots of professional blackberry users would be doing less usage ?!) , Fine all nite then around 6-7 am would start being poor again. during this time , my psuedo 'GPS' would stop showing me as being less than a mile away and instead show me in the center of a town across the state border 8, EIGHT miles away . Lots of other poor reception problems were going on also. I talked to ATT help and of course they said it was an iPhone problem . They switched me to Apple help who advised me sending my phone to them to check out (giving ATT the benefit of the doubt) . Three days later , I received my phone back with an evaluation which said there was absolutely nothing wrong with the phone after an exhausting and detailed diagnosis and check . !^^
That's the most ridiculous black helicopter theory I've ever heard.
I'm not in a real large metro area as such, but the 3G ATT coverage map shows I should be very well covered as a 'strongest' area of transmission/reception but you know what ?... I have pretty damn poor 3G . It's sure NOT the iPhones fault !
You know..if you go to options and turn off 3g let it switch to edge..then turn it back to 3g that will get you the 3g back on. That's a lil faster than turning the phone off and on Just something I discovered.I've been getting 3 bars or more lately of 3G. Once in a great while, it would switch to EDGE for some odd reason. Turning the iPhone off and on would fix that though.
The ATT map shows a blanket of 3G coverage over the Silicon Valley. But I can attest that 3G reception here is super spotty. Frequent dropped calls as well. Also, the EDGE service doesn't seem to penetrate buildings very well.Just search how much 3g activity you have around your house at attwireless.com. I literally live in no 3g network. Town over from me has 3g..when I am in 3g reception I generally get pretty good signal
I just checked that site and there is a TON of BLUE(3G coverage) color where i live. In the sunset district of San Francisco. and yet my 3g gets 1 bar basically everywhere in the sunset district! >_<Just search how much 3g activity you have around your house at attwireless.com. I literally live in no 3g network. Town over from me has 3g..when I am in 3g reception I generally get pretty good signal