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rosshire
27th June 2010, 09:16 PM
Just got my iphone 4. The first thing I wanted to test was the reception issue. I am with Telstra and hardly noticed anything noticeable.
Wrapping my hand around almost all the phone looses 1-2 bars.

Other then that the retina display really looks awesome and phone feels really nice in hand.

timmytomtam
27th June 2010, 09:17 PM
That's good news.

Don't suppose you've got an Optus sim you could test out? :p

nando
27th June 2010, 09:25 PM
Just got my iphone 4. The first thing I wanted to test was the reception issue. I am with Telstra and hardly noticed anything noticeable.
Wrapping my hand around almost all the phone looses 1-2 bars.

Other then that the retina display really looks awesome and phone feels really nice in hand.

though they would had been locked..?!
or did u get it from the UK?

rosshire
27th June 2010, 10:26 PM
I got it from the UK

iJohn
27th June 2010, 10:52 PM
eBay or you living there?

rosshire
28th June 2010, 02:49 PM
ebay

thre3dee
28th June 2010, 06:38 PM
That's the network and the frequency working in tandem.

The 850MHz frequency is ideal for penetrating objects and buildings which is why you barely notice any difference inside buildings on Telstra, along with the room on the network for the customers that use it.

rosshire
28th June 2010, 10:12 PM
That's the network and the frequency working in tandem.

The 850MHz frequency is ideal for penetrating objects and buildings which is why you barely notice any difference inside buildings on Telstra, along with the room on the network for the customers that use it.

Well the AT&T network is 850mhz too but they seem to be having th most problems.

x0nt
29th June 2010, 12:18 AM
Well the AT&T network is 850mhz too but they seem to be having th most problems.

Because phone networks in the US are generally shit compared to here in OZ, we have much better and more consistent reception. And that's comparing AT&T to OPTUS, Telstra's network is one step above that again.

onrails
29th June 2010, 12:07 PM
anyone using vodafone. How do they compare to telstra?

vernflan
29th June 2010, 12:39 PM
Thats what id like to know, cause my 3G with Vodafone (in Sydney) is so bad i have it turned off.

iphonedev
29th June 2010, 12:57 PM
ebay

how much did you pay?If you don't mind

Leopard
29th June 2010, 01:03 PM
Sold his Soul.

ozbimmer2
29th June 2010, 05:40 PM
I have no problem with mine. The reception is full 5 bars even when I wrap my left hand around the phone.

FYI I am a Telstra prepaid user with a UK import iPhone 4.

kevinnugent
30th June 2010, 01:07 PM
Leaked: Apple’s internal iPhone 4 antenna troubleshooting procedures Boy Genius Report (http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/06/29/leaked-apples-internal-iphone-4-antenna-troubleshooting-procedures/)

This is the way Apple are handling Applecare enquiries from people. It really seems to be more of a US and UK issue at the moment...so I'm hoping the bands here will help us out.

Interesting that there's no mention of the elusive software fix.

eron
30th June 2010, 02:40 PM
I tried 'cupping' the bottom right of the 3GS with iOS4. The signal dropped to almost nothing. There was a Three card in there.

I swapped to a my Telstra Prepaid. Did the same thing, signal stayed full.

So, it's definitely a network reception issue.

redtapemedia
30th June 2010, 03:28 PM
One Possible iPhone 4 Antenna Fix With Mixed Results - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/30/one-possible-iphone-4-antenna-fix-with-mixed-results/)

skritter
30th June 2010, 04:34 PM
"However, as an engineer I can propose a useful theory
to explain what everyone is seeing, and not seeing
and even why Apple shipped the iPhone as it is "

Quote - Steve Gibson

iPhone 4 External Antenna Problem | Steve(GRC) Gibson's Blog (http://steve.grc.com/2010/06/26/iphone-4-external-antenna-problem/)

redtapemedia
1st July 2010, 07:49 AM
"However, as an engineer I can propose a useful theory
to explain what everyone is seeing, and not seeing
and even why Apple shipped the iPhone as it is "

Quote - Steve Gibson

iPhone 4 External Antenna Problem | Steve(GRC) Gibson's Blog (http://steve.grc.com/2010/06/26/iphone-4-external-antenna-problem/)

This article seems to contradict that: Detailed Analysis of iPhone 4 Signal Strength Dropoff - Mac Rumors (http://www.macrumors.com/2010/06/30/detailed-analysis-of-iphone-4-signal-strength-dropoff/)

Phil5150
1st July 2010, 01:19 PM
I am also interested to know if anyone has an iPhone 4 on Vodafone in Sydney yet.
Have considered switching to Telstra purely because they have better reception, their prices are much better than they used to be as well, though still need a bit of work.