iPhone 4 – Who holds their phone in a death grip?

By: Tim Coles
By: Tim Coles

I have waded through all of the newsletters and articles in regards to the iPhone 4 Antenna issues and I told myself not to chime in because everyone will think that I am on the Apple payroll. First let me clear that up, I am not. I have played with the iPhone 4 for almost 20 days now and I have not had any real problems with my phone.

I have waded through all of the newsletters and articles in regards to the iPhone 4 Antenna issues and I told myself not to chime in because everyone will think that I am on the Apple payroll. First let me clear that up, I am not. 
I have played with the iPhone 4 for almost 20 days now and I have not had any real problems with my phone. I have tried the death grip and did not notice any issues with my antenna signal strength. When all the reports started coming out I did have heightened awareness, but quickly realized that my iPhone 4 was working fine. I have been on the AT&T network for over eight years and the calls that dropped are ones that dropped with my Motorola Razr, Blackberry #1, Blackberry #2, Blackberry #3, iPhone 3g and now iPhone 4. I have two places that drop calls between work and home. As I am driving in or going home I tell people whom I am talking to that I will probably lose them and I will call them back when I get a good signal. I am sure if we did a survey of users on each wireless network that we would have similar stories. For those reading this you have probably had a similar story. Around Lexington I know of at least three other areas where my phone drops calls. It has happened with every phone I have owned with AT&T and Verizon. Do I get mad, no; do I want to bring legal action against Apple or AT&T, no. 
I am sure there are people who have malfunctioning iPhone 4’s, it is part of technology and to everyone’s surprise nothing is perfect. Years ago I was outraged when payphones went from .10 cents to .25 cents for local calls. So for all you whiners think back to the time when we did not have cell phones and internet access on our phones. Having the ability to not be tethered to my desk is worth all the hassle of a phone that doesn’t work flawlessly. 
If your iPhone 4 doesn’t work, take it back. If your phone works but drops calls occasionally and you’re truly dissatisfied, take it back. While you’re diving your phone back to the AT&T store with your knuckles turning white from rage, your blood pressure up thinking about what you’re going to say to the innocent AT&T workers just think to yourself; I could be living in 1980 where bad hair doo’s, ugly clothes and pay phones were the norm. I don’t want to go back so I am satisfied knowing that technology isn’t perfect but it sure makes my life a lot easier. 
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This is Tim Coles and you have had your Technology sermon.  Comment below or email me at tcoles@wkyt.com.
 
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