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Topic # 64899 25-Jul-2010 09:06
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Just to start us off:

I've held lots of phones unreasonably tightly (I usually hold lightly with 3-4 fingers and thumb) and the only one that never went to zero-bars was the motorola V3, antenna gate is BS and not an issue.

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  Reply # 355989 25-Jul-2010 09:25
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My opinion in one word: whatever...

//People queueing to buy 'em anyway.




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  Reply # 355993 25-Jul-2010 09:39
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I will let samsung do the talking ;) 

 http://www.samsunghub.com/2010/07/23/samsung-mocks-antennagate-with-galaxy-s-ad/

On a more serious note though, I believe all phones have their problems but at least they don't stupidly put their antenna on one side where touching it normally causes dropped calls.  Seeing all those apple videos they had to really squeeze those other phones to drop their bars. 

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  Reply # 355994 25-Jul-2010 09:53
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One bad Apple could just spoil the whole damn crop, and makes me wonder about quality control......


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  Reply # 355996 25-Jul-2010 10:09
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Yes, it is a fault, a technical design fault. End of story.

But it is so EASILY resolved there is no issue. Buy a skin, get a free skin, buy a nice protective case that you may have wanted anyway.

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  Reply # 355999 25-Jul-2010 10:15
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Gizmodo broke this story and I'm not a lefty.

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  Reply # 356005 25-Jul-2010 10:37
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The biggest storm in a tea cup
its ridiculous how the media and others have gone after this just so out of proportion! 
seems to be a bunch of emotion and no one listens to the actual facts
I read the phone news all the time and see faults with every other phone popping up not just antennas.
Nothing is perfect, this is so easily fixed,  anyone would think the phone blew up in your hand or something.
politics politics politics  peeing matches nastyness and lack of level headness from a bunch of people while the majority of the population worries about more import stuff,  like rape murder theft abuse tornedos starvation people trafficking..  the news needs to focus on important stuff

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  Reply # 356014 25-Jul-2010 11:06
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apple are a victim of their own success, no other phone manufacture would be given this many headlines for a similar issue.

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  Reply # 356020 25-Jul-2010 11:44
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Typical media blowing things out of proportion again.




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  Reply # 356023 25-Jul-2010 11:48
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I'm a left and will still be buying one regardless, price permitting as its all a storm in a teacup really.




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  Reply # 356054 25-Jul-2010 13:24
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Yep. While the media plays their games, the ones that like an iPhone will buy, those that don't, won't. No change


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  Reply # 356056 25-Jul-2010 13:34
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American users were moaning about reception on the 3GS when it first came out but in the six months that I've had mine I have never experienced a single dropped call.

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  Reply # 356077 25-Jul-2010 14:46
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The way the media is going on about it you'd think that everyone iphone 4 user is having these problems, but it's a very small subset of users. It's probably closely linked to AT&T's crap network anyway and from what I've read the problem hasn't been easily replicated in NZ.

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  Reply # 356078 25-Jul-2010 14:58
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Noodles: The way the media is going on about it you'd think that everyone iphone 4 user is having these problems, but it's a very small subset of users. It's probably closely linked to AT&T's crap network anyway and from what I've read the problem hasn't been easily replicated in NZ.


The issue has been replicated and can easily be replicated. You just need to be in an area where signal strength is within the right parameters for this to occur because the issue is a twofold one - part hardware fault and partly because of the signal strength calibration.

What probably makes the issue worse is AT&T's poor network. This is a network that has significant dropped call issues as well as massive capacity ones.

The issue of the signal strength calculations and software "bug" is also an interesting one. Many conspiracy theorists link it to AT&T's "more bars in more places" tag line. Would Apple stoop to using much higher -dBm measurements for their signal strength just so AT&T's network looked like it was delivering better signal strength that it actually should have been?


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  Reply # 356079 25-Jul-2010 15:00
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In one sentence...

"Defend the mothership"

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  Reply # 356083 25-Jul-2010 15:20
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The media has blown this way out of proportion, yes there is a problem but it isnt anywhere near as major as made out to be




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