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  Reply # 360534 31-Jul-2010 09:09
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mattbush:
hallannz: "Fixed with Scotch Tape"


kinda sad you have to "tape" a brand new expensive phone to repair it.




Nothing sad about it. Sad is grizzling about it.



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  Reply # 360544 31-Jul-2010 09:41
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motorwayne:
mattbush:
hallannz: "Fixed with Scotch Tape"


kinda sad you have to "tape" a brand new expensive phone to repair it.




Nothing sad about it. Sad is grizzling about it.

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  Reply # 360841 31-Jul-2010 22:14
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Not reproducible so far on my phone.

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  Reply # 360913 1-Aug-2010 07:59
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I'm able to reproduce the antenna attenuation problem just by holding the phone the way I used to hold my iPhone 3G: in my left hand, with the flat of my palm along the side of the device.  Signal will drop from four bars to one.  Anything less than four bars, and I lose signal completely.  This is while I'm inside my house, where I tend to get terrible signal (usually no more than three bars of 3G, and often falls back to GPRS).  When in the presence of a strong signal, the attenuation doesn't affect the phone at all.

Mindful of this, I've simply followed Jobs's advice and avoided holding the phone that way, and I no longer have that problem.  That having been said, my free bumper case is on its way. 

One sentence summary: "Death grip" attenuation is real, but it's nowhere near as bad as it's been made out to be. 

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  Reply # 360935 1-Aug-2010 09:30
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Mine pretty much lives on one bar but performance doesn't seem to be effected.

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  Reply # 360985 1-Aug-2010 12:07
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I think it's probably worth pointing out that a lot of people probably don't physically hold the phone at all when using it if they prefer to use a headset. Personally I would rather use a headset wherever possible and would only need to hold onto the phone if I get an unexpected call when I don't have my headset with me.

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  Reply # 361022 1-Aug-2010 14:18
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this would explain why people still buy iphone







its a religious belief now

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  Reply # 361025 1-Aug-2010 14:23
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rawsoncj: I'm able to reproduce the antenna attenuation problem just by holding the phone the way I used to hold my iPhone 3G: in my left hand, with the flat of my palm along the side of the device.  Signal will drop from four bars to one.  Anything less than four bars, and I lose signal completely.  This is while I'm inside my house, where I tend to get terrible signal (usually no more than three bars of 3G, and often falls back to GPRS).  When in the presence of a strong signal, the attenuation doesn't affect the phone at all.

Mindful of this, I've simply followed Jobs's advice and avoided holding the phone that way, and I no longer have that problem.  That having been said, my free bumper case is on its way. 

One sentence summary: "Death grip" attenuation is real, but it's nowhere near as bad as it's been made out to be. 


http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/22/iphone-end-call-sticker-is-an-ironic-solution-to-your-receptio/

this would fix your problem ;p 

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