23-02-2012 09:52 AM
I have an odd problem.
I received my iPhone 4S 16GB White on Saturday 18th, the sim was activated on Monday 20th and my number ported over the next day.
When I am at home, I get a pretty steady 3 bars of signal. That is, until I pick the phone up. When I do, the signal drops even if I only pick it up a few millimeters and do not move it.
If I pick it up to send a text or similar then I will, over the course of 60 seconds or so loose all signal and the handset displays "Searching" then "No Service".
If I answer a call it will drop to one bar but not actually loose all signal.
I am heading out in a bit so I will test it in other locations but I was wondering if any users had this problem?
I have read all about the iPhone 4 "deathgrip" issues but I read that was resolved in the 4S by antenna switching.
23-02-2012 06:46 PM
It is a well documented fault with the iPhone.
The problem is to do with the aerial placement inside the phone. As you hold the phone your hand obstructs the signal, - Grip of Death!
Simply buy a "Bumper" surround for the phone, and the problem will go away!