Posted by: Taylor Hoff | September 29, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

Think your iPhone dropping calls is unusual? Guess again. I’ve got it, chances are you’ve got it too. Wish you could use a different carrier? Apple says no, and to back it up they’ve broken the unlock with their recent update.
Curse you Steve Jobs, curse your evil “walled garden” mentality and all of it’s failings!
-TDH (Free your iPhone!)

Apple Genius Bar: iPhones’ 30% Call Drop Is “Normal” in New York

How utterly shitty is the iPhone on AT&T in the New York area? The average iPhone drops 30 percent of all calls. And that’s considered acceptable by Apple.

Giz reader Manoj took his iPhone to the Genius Bar to have it looked at because it was dropping calls left and right, and AT&T swore stuff was totally kosher on their end, so he thought something was wrong with his phone. After doing a stat dump, the Genius showed Manoj that his iPhone had actually dropped 22 percent of calls.

The jawdropper: The Genius told Manoj that’s actually excellent compared to most people in the New York area, where a 30 percent dropped call rate is the average. There was nothing Apple could do for Manoj. His phone was totally fine. Which means there’s nothing Apple can do for rest of us.

Ridiculous, and downright insulting. But, uh, if you pay $150 for this box it’ll be all better. Excuse me while I go and puke. I’ll call somebody and complain, but it probably wouldn’t get through. [Thanks, and sorry, Manoj!]

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