why when do I have more bars in EDGE then in 3G?

bunnunce_boy3

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Can someone explain this to me? Thanks,

I'm in san jose, ca...
 
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From what I've heard, 1-2 bars of 3G is as good as 3-4 bars of EDGE. I haven't seen anything to confirm that.

Still, my old phone had problems with dead spots in my bedroom. With the iPhone 3G, I haven't had ANY drops ANYWHERE so far. And my bars do go down to 1 or 2.
 

dcom

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Try looking here.

It's more than likely due to where your 3G signal is coming from.
 
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sonicwind

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It's 2 different radio bands, and not necessarily coming from the same transmission tower. So just like 2 music radio station can have different signal quality, so it is with 3G and Non-3G. I speculate that for power savings when iPhone is set to 3G since the radio hardware itself has a higher energy demand, Apple has configured it for lower performance to save on battery. Because I never noticed other 3G phone having this effect. I'm just making all this up.
 

DUKEL

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Because Apple is a newb in the reception department and put a weak 3G radio in the iPhone 3G. (I would like to believe sonicwind's theory though, hope thats true.)