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Lots of Bars, No Signal at CES 2010



iphone_att_signalIt’s pretty common for iPhone owners to complain about not having enough bars and dropping calls on a regular basis. Today I had all the bars I could ask for, but still couldn’t place or receive calls at will. In fact, when Sumocat and I were trying to find each other my iPhone had five bars and a little 3G symbol in the top-left corner of the display. But apparently that’s not good enough to be able to make a call. When I tried to answer Sumocat’s call my iPhone rang once, then ceased ringing. When I tried to calling back the call failed. After trying a few more times I was finally able to get through to Sumocat. Speaking of fail, I have a sneaking suspicion that things are only going to get worse for iPhone owners once the masses descend on Las Vegas starting tomorrow.



  1. JimAtLaw

    01/06/2010 at 11:00 am

    That’s par for the course for iPhone service in the Bay Area, hardly surprising that LV would be unable to handle CES traffic when AT&T’s SF and NY infrastructure can’t even carry calls for the locals…

  2. Xavier

    01/06/2010 at 4:17 pm

    I agree- SF and NY service is horrible. Not too surprised about this in Las Vegas, but why bother showing us 5 bars if there clearly isn’t a signal to speak of?

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