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View Full Version : Mossberg Sticks to His Original Review of the iPhone 4

Joe Johaneman
07-30-2010, 02:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/07/29/after_6_weeks_of_real_usage_mossberg_stands_by_his_initial_verdict_of_the_iphone_4.html' target='_blank'>http://www.appleinsider.com/article...e_iphone_4.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"After 6 weeks of constant use with two iPhone 4 units, Mossberg found that in areas with 'average or strong AT&amp;T coverage' the iPhone 4 generally performed better than the iPhone 3GS, but performed worse than the 3GS in areas with weak coverage. One iPhone 4 was a review unit provided by Apple, while the other was purchased by Mossberg.</em>"</p><p>I can speak from some limited personal experience here. &nbsp;I just got the iPhone 4 a week ago, and I've only made one call in that time in a weak coverage area. &nbsp;The call did drop. &nbsp;At home I have an AT&amp;T Microcell, but I turned it off tonight and dropped down to 2 bars. &nbsp;I made 2 calls, and sure enough, they both dropped after a few minutes. &nbsp;All of that is entirely anecdotal of course, but it is interesting nonetheless. &nbsp;I do have to say that the Microcell has been a huge blessing. &nbsp;For the first time ever, on any carrier (and we've tried them all), I can make and receive cell phone calls at home. &nbsp;</p>

Jason Dunn
08-04-2010, 05:58 PM
But doesn't it sort of suck that you even NEED a microcell in the firstplace to make calls? It's a workaround that shouldn't be necessary IMO...unless you live in a forest in the middle of nowhere. ;-)