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    Default [iPhone 3G] Manual network selection with ATT?

    I just picked up a 3G iPhone - my problem is the following:

    I just *barely* get any service at my house - not even enough to successfully complete a call.. *sometimes*, the phone will grab another antenna in my area and I'll have full signal, but the "priority" seems to be on the antenna with barely any service.. with my palm treo, there was a hack to enable manual network selection which allowed me to select the good antenna and everything was great.

    Is this possible with the iPhone? I've heard its a limitation of the SIM, but a simple software hack can be written to override this limitation and enable the network selection menu.

    I would be willing to pay for a solution (really!). Thanks!



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    Turn off the 3G network in your phone, you should be getting a better signal as the phone will only try the EDGE network which has better coverage.

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    Check the ATT coverage viewer http://www.wireless.att.com/coverageviewer/ If your area have less coverage then...you are out of luck . The method turn off 3g can be use to increase the signal too but there have been a lot of complain about iphone 3G where pp pay 30 dollars for service and never use it (like me). However, you mention about manual select service, it can only done if you unlock your phone . Where you go to "Network" and you'll see 3 option "T-mobile"-"Att" or "Automatic" (feel free to correct me if i wrong).

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    even if i turn off 3G, i still barely get any signal at all, until the phone decides its lost all signal from that particular antenna and switches over to the "good" antenna where i get full signal. Are you saying that when the 3G is able to be unlocked, I will have manual network selection and can select other antennas (even though i'm subscribed with ATT)?

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    sorry for the lack of info . I meant there is no way you can select what and which signal antena to connect to. I think it time for you to complain with at&t because you may be in the area where at&t signal can't get through. If you already turn off 3g and still doesn't get any signal from att then...the problem came from "lack of cell tower" in your area and there are no way you can manualy select a network.


 

 

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