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Old 30-01-2013, 19:32
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We have 2 iPhone 5's in our house and I have to say that unless using it as a phone it's great

But why do they drop calls all the time ?

It's not just me (and the wife) is it ?
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:38
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It depends on network coverage as well. Not just the phone.

But yes the phone can play a part in it as well. There are phones out there with better radios that can hold a signal better than the iPhone. and vice versa.
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:52
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When we both had our iphones (mine was a 4S, the missus a 4) the reception was fine but, we got dropped calls a lot, and every now and then on every call we had a noise like a loud hissing noise for a second. We both swapped our phones but still we had the issue. We thought it was just O2 until we both got our Galaxy S3's and it never ever happened again. My dad got it with his 4 as well.

The other thing that annoyed me was the call always seemed muffled. Same seems to apply with the 5 as when my dad calls me from his 5 its always rather muffled.
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:55
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Must be your network/area, or a combination of the two.

Ive owned various iphones now for the last 3-4 years (iphone 3G,3GS,4,4S, and not one of them has had any issues with making or receiving calls, for me they have been just as good as a phone as they have as a gadget
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:56
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I had the iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 and I never had any problems making calls.
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Old 30-01-2013, 19:56
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Must be your network/area, or a combination of the two.

Ive owned various iphones now for the last 3-4 years (iphone 3G,3GS,4,4S, and not one of them has had any issues with making or receiving calls, for me they have been just as good as a phone as they have as a gadget
Yeah, i did think that but, it cant be since when we changed phones its never happened since yet it still happened on my fathers iphone
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Old 30-01-2013, 20:36
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Had iPhone 4, 4S and 5 on Vodafone, all dropped calls or had failed calls.

Now got the same iPhone 5 on EE and not had a problem.

Also off topic, but the call quality on EE is far better than Vodafone, and I don't mean HD Voice, bog standard call.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:09
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Sell ya iPhone an get the Blackberry 10 phone SIMPLES.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:12
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Sell ya iPhone an get the Blackberry 10 phone SIMPLES.
I would be waiting first till its actually out before giving that advice! It might be bloody useless!
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:23
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I would be waiting first till its actually out before giving that advice! It might be bloody useless!
I have no doubt you will borrow one it will be useless it will drop calls an be utter tosh. But everyone else will find it more than adequate.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:26
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When we both had our iphones (mine was a 4S, the missus a 4) the reception was fine but, we got dropped calls a lot, and every now and then on every call we had a noise like a loud hissing noise for a second. We both swapped our phones but still we had the issue. We thought it was just O2 until we both got our Galaxy S3's and it never ever happened again. My dad got it with his 4 as well.

The other thing that annoyed me was the call always seemed muffled. Same seems to apply with the 5 as when my dad calls me from his 5 its always rather muffled.
Wow you had some bad luck with your iPhones didn't you, then again just looking at your posting history you had bad luck with your first nexus 4 you borrowed. But then you went an got one anyway an that one was fine.

Maybe your next iPhone will be fine aswell.
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:38
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Wow you had some bad luck with your iPhones didn't you, then again just looking at your posting history you had bad luck with your first nexus 4 you borrowed. But then you went an got one anyway an that one was fine.

Maybe your next iPhone will be fine aswell.
Not bad luck at all. Search google. It throws up many results of noise on calls.

There wont be a next iphone i can assure you. So if you looked at my posting history, what exactly did i say was wrong with the nexus i borrowed?......

EDIT:- in fact, i cant even find that post since the search history only goes back to the 18th of December...
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Old 30-01-2013, 21:39
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I have no doubt you will borrow one it will be useless it will drop calls an be utter tosh. But everyone else will find it more than adequate.
But of course....
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Old 30-01-2013, 22:10
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Dropped calls, failed to connect calls and missed calls (with no ring - straight to VM) were the reasons I left Voda.

I would expect it happens now and again with any network but was a daily occurance with Voda. In fact there was many times I was working IN a voda site and get the above symptoms.

Mrs JP is till on Voda and gets the same, although to a lesser extent as she uses her phone as a phone far less than I do.
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Old 31-01-2013, 00:45
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OMG.. OMG... BB10 does Activesync!!
Back in a minute, just gotta go and thaw out hell.
For the first time in 14 years, when a customer with hosted Exchange asks for recommended smartphones, I won't have to say get whatever you like as long as its not a Blackberry.
No wonder they lost their way. Maybe this will now change.
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Old 31-01-2013, 04:00
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Both our phones are on different networks, no problem making calls just keep dropping
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Old 31-01-2013, 05:15
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OMG.. OMG... BB10 does Activesync!!
Back in a minute, just gotta go and thaw out hell.
For the first time in 14 years, when a customer with hosted Exchange asks for recommended smartphones, I won't have to say get whatever you like as long as its not a Blackberry.
No wonder they lost their way. Maybe this will now change.
Will it connect to Groupwise using the GWsync connector I wonder.
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Old 31-01-2013, 05:37
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Never had any issues.
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Old 31-01-2013, 06:08
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We have 2 iPhone 5's in our house and I have to say that unless using it as a phone it's great

But why do they drop calls all the time ?

It's not just me (and the wife) is it ?
I have the same problem with my iPhone 5 on vodafone I might take it to the Apple shop the signal is ok its just it says Call Failed quite a lot
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Old 31-01-2013, 06:43
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Only had my 5 for 2 weeks as a first iPhone , just preferred a nexus 4 to reace it , I don't rate ios as anywhere near as good as android .....
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Old 31-01-2013, 09:46
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No issues like this with the iphone 5 in our household.. we do have excellent signal around here though!
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:18
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Only had my 5 for 2 weeks as a first iPhone , just preferred a nexus 4 to reace it , I don't rate ios as anywhere near as good as android .....

Sometimes it's just the way it is, but at least you tried the iPhone didnt like it and returned to Android. That's why choice is so good. Have you tried the Windows phones? I have a lumina 920 and its absolutely fantastic.
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:25
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I think post 2 which was written by myself summed up pretty much everything and told all the reasons for why this could happen.

But there is always an argument on a thread with Apple or android mentioned
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Old 31-01-2013, 10:44
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I didn't have any issues with my iPhone and I have no issues with my Nexus.

I think these problems are mainly network related and not really to do with the phone.
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Old 31-01-2013, 12:29
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So you can speak into your iPhone and someone else with another iPhone will hear you? Not just Siri? Is this a new thing? And when will the Android version be released for my Galaxy Nexus? It all sounds very retro. I can't imagine many people using it though, after all this is 2013 not 1913.
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