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iPhone 6s Plus: Dubious Cell Reception

Yesterday, my lemon of an iPhone 6s Plus went off the cell network entirely, requiring reboot to regain cell service.

Today, the iPhone 6s Plus is showing only 3/5 dots for reception, versus 5/5 dots for the iPhone 5s. This is with line of sight about 1/2 mile to the cell tower. Reception is a big deal for me: for starters when I travel the iPhone is my internet connection. Already many areas are iffy for reception, so even slightly impaired reception is a serious problem the areas I travel.

This is unacceptable. So I called Apple. We wasted half an hour resetting the phone, restoring from backup, etc. After all that, the phone sill shows 3/5 bars. It did show LTE for a short while, then that disappeared with net result is same behavior as prior to the support call. I asked that into the records be put a note that I reserve the right to ask for a refund or replacement. I’ll see how the 6s Plus behaves on an upcoming trip.

Update: the iPhone 6s Plus worked fine on a trip. Is there some new bug in displaying signal strength?

Reception: iPhone 6s Plus has poor cell signal reception
(iOS 9.0.2 for both phones)

Sharie writes:

I have an iPhone 6s Plus. The cell reception is not good at all. I get people who tell me that they can't hear me well. In the middle of a conversation there is nothing but air where neither one of us can hear and then it comes back. I also get spots where my phone calls get dropped even in my house. I have never had this happen with any of my iPhones.

MPG: hard to say how common this is, but voice quality on my iPhone 6s Plus does not seem as good to me as my 5s. Aside from the larger screen size and zippier speed and better camera (those latter two of little importance to me), my iPhone 6s Plus is a big disappointment. And a pocket headache.

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