Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




548 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

Topic # 226060 18-Dec-2017 19:14
Send private message

My company has supplied me with a new iPhone 8 but the coverage is worse than my old 6s when they are sitting side by side in my home office. 8 has 1/4bars and 6s has 3/4 bars. It’s a PITA when using it as I have to move to a better spot to hear people. Any ideas guys. TIA.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
14449 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1899


  Reply # 1921464 18-Dec-2017 19:28
Send private message

Maybe it is faulty? Have you tried a sim from another phone provider?


6343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1102

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1921466 18-Dec-2017 19:38
One person supports this post
Send private message

I'm in a weak coverage area and haven't noticed any practical difference going from a 6 to an 8 (if anything, it might be a bit better). I second the suggestion that it may be faulty.


 
 
 
 




548 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

  Reply # 1921467 18-Dec-2017 19:40
Send private message

I just tried the Warehouse Mobile sim from my iPad and it gets full service. I don’t know about faulty as it’s the only issue it is showing. I have had it about 3 weeks.

5096 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1213

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1921468 18-Dec-2017 19:41
Send private message

My wife has an 8 and I have an X, no signal/coverage issues with either of them.  We live in Khandallah and spend quite a lot of time near hills that interfere with most telcos... but no issues on the iPhones. 

 

You could try restoring iOS, but it does sound a bit faulty.  


'That VDSL Cat'
9067 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1993

Trusted
Spark
Subscriber

  Reply # 1921470 18-Dec-2017 19:45
Send private message

When you say coverage, Are you talking Wifi or Data?

 

 

 

Have you tried a full device reboot? possible your getting stuck on band with lower signal?

 

Different Network provider?





#include <std_disclaimer>

 

Any comments made are personal opinion and do not reflect directly on the position my current or past employers may have.




548 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

  Reply # 1921476 18-Dec-2017 20:10
Send private message

hio77:

When you say coverage, Are you talking Wifi or Data?


 


Have you tried a full device reboot? possible your getting stuck on band with lower signal?


Different Network provider?



Making & receiving voice calls. Done full reboot several times.

3100 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1570


  Reply # 1921568 18-Dec-2017 22:55
One person supports this post
Send private message

Went from a 6 to an 8 and no issues.  My vote is also that something is faulty.  Try ringing Apple perhaps?  





Always be yourself, unless you can be Batman, then always be the Batman



394 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 1921571 18-Dec-2017 23:16
Send private message

Could be an Intel vs Qualcomm comparison? iPhone 7 and newer units all use Intel modems for non CDMA models (such as NZ)

 

Are you in a weak coverage area?

 

There was a lot of discussion about it where the Qualcomm units out performed the Intel modems in basically all aspects, but it was noted that the Qualcomm units did perform notably better in poor coverage areas than the Intel modems


3833 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2181

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1921574 19-Dec-2017 00:53
3 people support this post
Send private message

Bars mean nothing really you need to look at dbm

 

Linux





Ex JohnR VodafoneNZ 17 years 4 days

6343 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1102

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1921579 19-Dec-2017 06:30
Send private message

firefuze: iPhone 7 and newer units all use Intel modems for non CDMA models (such as NZ)

 

Is that correct for the 8? I was under the impression that the model A1863 sold in NZ uses a Qualcomm modem.


394 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 1921792 19-Dec-2017 11:14
Send private message

All models from the 7 onwards sold in NZ are Intel based

1433 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 375


  Reply # 1921819 19-Dec-2017 12:00
Send private message

My boss just went from a 6S to an 8, and he gets a better signal in a marginal location than he used to on the old handset.


2461 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 703


  Reply # 1921820 19-Dec-2017 12:01
Send private message

firefuze: All models from the 7 onwards sold in NZ are Intel based

 

My iPhone X purchased from Spark is model number A1865, which Dr Google says is Qualcomm.


394 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 1921830 19-Dec-2017 12:17
Send private message

My apologies, didn’t realise we got the Qualcomm again after the 7. Good news!



548 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 19

Subscriber

  Reply # 1923353 21-Dec-2017 19:36
Send private message

Yep, it appears to be a faulty handset. It is now stuck in recovery mode and I spent an hour with Apple online chat trying to fix it without success. They suggested I return the handset to Vodafone for repair / replacement.

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.