iPhone signal strength please help!

oldertwin

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I have a 1st gen iPhone 16gb out of warranty on att. And well i always get like 1 bar at home but when i set my mothers nokia att phone beside mine she has 5 bars and i have 1 or 2. I have tried putting her sim card in my phone and was still the same 1 or 2 bars and i have tried putting my sim in her phone and then it gets like 5 bars. I have replaced the sim card before with a new one so it is not the sim card. And i cant spend $300 on a signal booster. So want can i do to get a better signal with my iPhone? Is there like anyways through software? Please Help ME.


Thank You for your help.
 

styfle

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Her phone is probably 3G and able to get a better connection. Your v1 can't connect to 3G towers.

Try turning off the phone and wait a few seconds, then turn it back on. That sometimes helps when I had bad reception.
 

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Also try re-seating the SIM card. A bad connection can easily lower your signal strength.
 

oldertwin

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its is some cheap $10 nokia that does not have 3g.
 

bfadem

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You should try a cell signal booster for your home. I got the zBoost from www.wi-ex.com and now my iPhone gets 4 bars instead of 1 and my internet on my phone works much better. Just a suggestion that worked for me.
 

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At this point, before spending around 300 for a signal booster, why not use the 300 for a 3Gs? Obviously if another phone on the same network is getting 4 bars and his V1 is getting 1 bar, it's highly probable that is V1 should be replaced. And he should do it now before it goes out on him completely and can't get as much for it on eBay
 

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Wow, I missed that. Well, his time here will be short-lived before they ban his ass
 

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Oh now that is just ridiculous. I can say ass but the moment I type ****tail as in a drink, the C-o-c-k is removed.
 

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Oh now that is just ridiculous. I can say ass but the moment I type ****tail as in a drink, the C-o-c-k is removed.
That's because an ass is an animal...oh wait, so is a c0ck. :)