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Call quality and reception?


Jul 29, 2009, 10:22 AM
I am considering getting the Iphone 3Gs and have read quite a few reviews. Most of the reviews I have read do not talk about the quality of the calls or the reception. How is the actual call quality of the phone? How is the reception of the phone? I need it to be a good phone first. I live in Georgia, metro Atlanta and am currently with Verizon. I am also a Mac guy. Thanks for any help.

Jul 30, 2009, 1:56 AM
i live in a strong 3G area, so my bars never drop nor my calls, sound quality is really good, a tad bit low but very clear!! best phone ive EVER owned!!!

Jul 30, 2009, 4:19 PM
Thank you bigack, I appreciate the information. It gets kind of confusing when some of the stuff I read says great phone but not good on the AT&T network. Millions of these Iphones are being sold so somebody is using them and the only network is AT&T for now. Verizon has great coverage, I never drop calls but their phone line up is not to my liking. Being a Mac guy pushes me towards it as well. Thanks again.
frank d

Jul 30, 2009, 5:40 PM
First of all, I think the call quality is as good as the Nokia N97 which I had for 2 weeks and sent back due to poor build quality and very buggy software. I am very happy with my 3GS. On the issue of reception, I live on the East side of Atlanta, halfway to Athens, and ATT seems to be very good in this area on any phone that I have had.

Jul 31, 2009, 2:32 AM
That is so true, no one really talks about the reception. Well I am here in California, the Bay Area. The coverage started off kinda bad. I don't think it was the phone I think it was the 3.0 update. My 3g phone had reception problems as soon as i updated. It has been a little better the past couple of weeks. I can now talk on the phone in the elevator at work. Lol I don't care what no one says. The browsing is faster on the 3gs is faster than the 3g model. The games run more smooth on the 3gs. I am happy with my purchase and my network. They have been making improvements to the network and that is good. In the end I think it was At&t working on the coverage.

Aug 8, 2009, 8:27 PM
Call quality is excellent on my iPhone 3Gs. Reception is not even. I think that is due to the AT&T network. They just cannot seem to fix their network. Love the AT&T phones, especially the new iPhone, but I am not happy with the weak network. I cannot understand how it is possible for me to have great reception and then poor reception in exactly the same spot. 3G then to Egde.

If Verizon were to get the iPhone I would drop AT&T instantly and gladly break my contract. Verizon just is not smart enough to understand that the phones and features DO matter.

So AT&T it is up to you..stay as you are and lose or fix the @#!$% network. :-)

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