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What is the Scoop on Reception?


Feb 10, 2011, 12:46 PM
I have been a LONG time Blackberry user - the original 256 color God know what model to the Pearl, Curve, Tour, and Bold. I have used BB for business and personal. My daughter is a huge Ipod fan and she is now at the Ipod Touch level. I happen to like the touch, and decided to bite the bullet and get the IPhone last week through pre-order. I have had it a few days now, and I am seeing reviews of the same antenna issues with it that plaqued ATT. I am seriously considering returning it and keeping my BB because I cannot believe a piece of equipment from Apple, who spends millions in advertising, would sell an inferior product. I have been trying to do my own hand-holding tests between the out of case IPhone and my Bold, and have had varie...

Feb 10, 2011, 7:46 PM
Respectfully I would say to ignore the reports about the antenna. They are way overblown. I am finding that I have STRONGER reception and MUCH better call quality on my iPhone than I did on on my BB Pearl (and my HTC Incredible, which has poor RF and I would say BAD sound quality). I have not dropped a call yet. I also use one of those little rubber "condoms" (as I call them, hehe) that protect it from nicks, etc.

I'm not sure what the fuss is all about. VZW's network is strong and I'm betting that the antenna issue became worse because AT&T's network has problems in some areas (SF, NYC, etc.). Another consideration is that I have not heard of European cell phone carriers - all GSM-based - having antenna issues, presumably because th...

Feb 11, 2011, 12:56 PM
RIM has been building kick-ass handheld radios for over 15 years.

Apple has been doing it for less than 4 years.

What do you expect?

Feb 11, 2011, 9:11 PM
You wouldn't make that statement if your one RIM phone was the original Blackberry Storm. That was the epitome of "used programmer food."

It actually had decent reception,and handled email and messagging well and all that, but was dismal failure because invarably, when a call came in it would take 2-3 seconds to register the "answer" button. But that wasn't the best part.... any human would instinctively hit the "answer" several times in vain, like people do to make an elevator come faster. Well, when it finally registered "answer" keypress the RIM engineers programmed the "End Call" soft key in very the same place on the screen, so you guessed it, 50ms or so after you answered the phone you'd hang up on the caller who would of course cal...

Feb 14, 2011, 2:08 PM
Silly you for trying to use a Blackberry as a phone. Smile

Just having some fun!! Shocked

Feb 16, 2011, 10:48 AM
The reception on the iPhone with Verizon is exceptional. I had the iPhone on AT&T but left the service due to the dropped calls. I also carry the Convoy on Verizon for my work.

COmparing the Convoy on Verizon with the iPhone, the iPhone wins hands down. I have yet to miss a call on my iPhone (on my Convoy I constantly have calls go straight to voice mail).

The reception on this iPhone makes this THE phone to get. The iPhone on AT&T was a great device but not a good phone. On Verizon it is both a great device and a great phone. The best phone I have ever had, the only one that I would give five stars to.

Feb 16, 2011, 12:09 PM
It's strange to me that somehow the iphone for Verizon is a better phone. I've sold phones for ALL carriers. And while selling with AT&T I noticed that all the iphones had terrible signal, where as phones like the Samsung Captivate, Focus, LG Quantim, moto bravo, BB Tourch and other devices had perfectly fine signal. Every day I have an iphone question/problem/complaint ... rarely have complaints about the above phones. Seems like Apple might have upped the Anti for Verizon.

My advice to anyone who is an avid RIM user ... stick with what you know. If you're thinking of going to a touch interface like the iphone, consider the Androids. Verizon, ATT, T-mobile, Sprint all carry the Galaxy S line of Androids. Verizon has a massive selec...

Feb 16, 2011, 4:23 PM
PaulAlcohol said:
I could have just said to buy a device based off of your needs and likes.

Well said!! Smile

Feb 16, 2011, 5:48 PM
I've had very good luck. Have not experienced the "death grip" antenna issue that some others SAY they have

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