Iphone 4s: constant loss of mobile signal problem
Apple has replaced my handset with another new one, Orange has replaced my sim card and I have re-installed the software on the iphone twice following guidance by apple. I have spoken a number of times with Orange second line technical support who assure me that it is not a mobile network issue. I tend to agree with Orange due to the fact that two other family members are using iphone 3G phones at home on the same orange network with no problems whatsoever.
The mobile signal on the iphone 4s sometimes says "No Service" or sometimes shows 1-2 bars - either way when it happens you cannot take/make any incoming or out coming calls or texts.
When the signal is lost the only way to use the iphone 4s handset is via skype over the internet - however this is outbound only and quite costly as you are not generally phoning skype to skype.
So Orange say it's an Apple problem and Apple are not saying!
I am wondering if anyone else is having these kind of problems? Has anyone discovered any workarounds? Please let me know and I will include updates.
BTW the other nasty surprise with the iphone 4s is that it uses a later version of Bluetooth which is not backwards compatible with earlier versions. The main problem this caused me is with Bluetooth into my car (Renault Laguna Coupe), which tends to be on older Bluetooth versions without obvious mechanisms to update it! Bottom line: I can't take or make or receive calls hands free from the car or play music through the car speakers.
About Ken ThompsonKen Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:
- Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
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The term cyborg is used to designate an organism which is a mixture of organic and synthetic parts so designed to enhance its abilities via technology. William Mitchell a professor at MIT Media Lab believes that through our mobile devices we are all becoming mobile cyborgs and its for the better. In his book Me++: The Cyborg Self and the Networked City which he discusses in an interview with James Harkin Mitchell describes how the new communications technologies have overlaid our city spaces with central nervous systems connecting us into the wireless ether via our mobile devices which act as umbilical cords to anchor us into the information society's digital infrastructure.