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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24816 posts, RR: 56
Posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/141477/i...brits-complain-of-poor-signal.html

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UK iPhone users are reporting problems with signal strength that appear unrelated to network coverage.

Posts in the UK 02 (poor signal strength/reception problems) thread on Apple's support forum suggest that the problem may be related to power management or the battery.




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User currently offlineBeaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

I never understood the media -hype around this phone anyhow..
It's an expensive way to have some features that normal people never use anyhow - why on earth would a normal person pay to watch a ridiculous music-video on a telephone display ?
I can see the usefulness of a phone with a camera-but that's it.Puting too much functionality in small devices over-complicates them and constitutes always a bad compromise.



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User currently offlineHalcyon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1473 times:



Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 1):

I agree with you 100%. My cell phone is some crappy Alltell free one, and I've had it for four years. It has cuts in it, I've thrown over 10 feet at least twenty times, I've dropped subwoofers and chairs on it, and it still works just as well as the day I got it!  Smile The rest of my family has Chocolates and such, and they're always having problems with the things breaking, batteries dying, docks randomly going dead...

I guess if I wanted to text people (I actually LOATHE text messages.), my phone would suck...but I just want to (be able) to call people, and my phone does that well. Even better, the phone was free! Hmmm....$299 goes a long way if you're smart.

I can see the use of Blackberries phones of that sort, but I just don't understand them being used as entertainment centers...

Guess I'm a different breed.

Ans, lastly, I don't begrudge anyone about the use of the handy however they please...I just don't understand it.


User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3829 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1444 times:

This signal strength issue seems to be overblown - I personally have no problems, and none of the 2 dozen or so UK users I know have any problems either.

Remember that the vocal minority with problems are likely to be much more vocal than the majority without problems.


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1414 times:



Quoting Beaucaire (Reply 1):
I can see the usefulness of a phone with a camera-but that's it.Puting too much functionality in small devices over-complicates them and constitutes always a bad compromise.

That's indeed the general experience with mobile phones so far - and the reason why most people react like you do.

The reason why many people are so impressed with the iPhone is that it obliterates exactly that expectation. When it's no longer complicated to use the various functionalities, it really begins to make sense putting them all together.


User currently offlineNWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1406 times:



Quoting Klaus (Reply 4):
The reason why many people are so impressed with the iPhone is that it obliterates exactly that expectation. When it's no longer complicated to use the various functionalities, it really begins to make sense putting them all together.

Hence the continued tradition of Apple products - making things easy for stupid people!

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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1341 times:



Quoting NWA742 (Reply 5):
Hence the continued tradition of Apple products - making things easy for stupid people!

Sure. And easier for the rest of us as well.  Smile

I derive no joy from the thought that other people weren't capable of operating the kind of machinery I use. I just don't want to waste my own time.


User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

It seems the more crap we cram into cell phones the less able the phones are to serve their primary function- Make a flippin phone call.

I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have used my cell phone camera. I maybe signed into IM on it once just for the hell of it. I do text like a fiend but that relates to making a phone call. I carry a PDA because I like my PDA. Cell phone sales people don't know how to deal with it when you tell them you just want a phone that makes a phone call.

Apparently the Iphone is following the trend.. Really cool features not related to making a call, and sucks at making a call.


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

How far do you have to hold the phone from your head? surely if its a touch screen and you put it against your ear its going to start pressing things and canceling calls?

I dont really see why people want to be able to surf the internet on their phone, and go on IM and other things...

For sure its obviously selling so people want it - but maybe its just the whole apple fashion thing. To be cool you must have Apple things...

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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
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Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
For sure its obviously selling

Well depends how you look at it really. This article I found interesting: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/11/23/iphone_activations/

And for the record, I like the phone, but cannot justify the high costs of ownership.

Kev.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21353 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1266 times:



Quoting Captoveur (Reply 7):
Apparently the Iphone is following the trend.. Really cool features not related to making a call, and sucks at making a call.

Does it, really? Have you tried?  eyebrow 

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
How far do you have to hold the phone from your head? surely if its a touch screen and you put it against your ear its going to start pressing things and canceling calls?

Nope.

The iPhone has a proximity sensor which automatically disables the touch sensitivity and dims the display to preserve power when you put it to your ear.

Next question?  Smile

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
For sure its obviously selling so people want it - but maybe its just the whole apple fashion thing. To be cool you must have Apple things...

Oh yeah, that hype exists. But to sustain this kind of hype it helps a lot if the actual products don't suck.
(Or at least suck a lot less than people have come to expect.)


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1254 times:



Quoting Halcyon (Reply 2):
I can see the use of Blackberries phones of that sort, but I just don't understand them being used as entertainment centers...

I'm with you. I think once you are over about 15 your phone should be used as just that, a phone. I'll admit to having a BlackBerry, but it's not the newest one with the camera and whatnot, I use it for the tons of e-mails that I send everyday, as well as, obviously, a phone. If people like them that's fine. I just can't imagine them ever being used in large businesses, and I know it certainly isn't for me.


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8955 posts, RR: 60
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1246 times:
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Quoting Captoveur (Reply 7):
I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have used my cell phone camera.

I, along with a quickly increasing percentage of the population, have lost count.

Quoting Captoveur (Reply 7):
sucks at making a call.

It doesn't, actually.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
How far do you have to hold the phone from your head?

About two inches.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
I dont really see why people want to be able to surf the internet on their phone, and go on IM and other things...

It's not that people want to be able to surf the internet on their phone....it's that they want to be able to surf the internet at all. When I'm at an airport with pay-to-connect wireless, or someplace without wireless at all, it's really nice to be able to kill some time (or get information) on the web. And it's not always convenient to fire up the laptop.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
maybe its just the whole apple fashion thing. To be cool you must have Apple things...

I'm absolutely convinced that this impression is at least twice as common in the heads of non-Apple users as it is in reality.

All too often, the minute an iPhone owner takes the phone out of his/her pocket to simply use it, he/she is labeled (by non-Apple owners) as somehow 'flaunting' the ownership of the phone.....when in reality, the iPhone user couldn't care less about the opinions of others, and is simply accessing information.

I won't argue that there's the occasional Apple showoff who makes an ass of him/herself, but overall, that's the rare exception...not the rule. And for what it's worth, the other 99% of us Apple owners really don't appreciate being labeled as such.

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User currently offlineMoo From Falkland Islands, joined May 2007, 3829 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1197 times:



Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):
How far do you have to hold the phone from your head? surely if its a touch screen and you put it against your ear its going to start pressing things and canceling calls?

The iPhone disables the touch screen while you are engaged in a call - it reactivates it when it detects via the sensors whether you have removed the phone from your ear.

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 8):

I dont really see why people want to be able to surf the internet on their phone, and go on IM and other things...

Because the internet makes the same leap as when it became 'all you can eat' via ADSL - it stops being a metered luxury and starts becoming a staple diet. It becomes part of peoples lives.

I bought it because of the internet access it gave me, pure and simple. And I found it to be a damn good phone in the end.


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