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  • Yes! I managed to perform the death grip on my Bold 9700 causing call drop!

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  • No! I tried every ways, no matter how hard i grip my Bold 9700 it just can't make a call drop!

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    Lightbulb Can you perform the "death grip" on your Bold 9700?

    Steve from Apple show a Bold 9700 with death grip.

    I am a Storm2 user, no matter how hard I tried, I just can't seem to perform the death grip on my phone. Maybe I should go some remote place?

    Can Bold 9700 user, especially those from AT&T share if you are able to perform the legendary death grip on your Bold 9700?

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    My definition of a death grip is = Grip till signal cut off resulting no data or call can be made.


    Reduction in signal is NOT a death grip because it didn't kill the signal on the phone.


    Watch the consumer report test and you will know its not just death grip for ip4 but death finger touch.


    If you look carefully, the video shows an engineer placing his 1 finger on the ip4 "death spot". The fact is you don't even need to perform a death grip to kill ip4 signal. A touch will do all the killing. Gripping is just another common way to kill the ip4 reception.
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    This is a poll, so welcome all Bold 9700 user to vote actively and feedback!

    Kindly also explain where you did it and how you achieved the death grip that make a call drop.
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    Hope RIM do a liable on Steve Jobs. Couldn't believe the horse-$hit that was coming out of his mouth. I've NEVER had signal problems on my Blackberry 9700, nor any other fone for that fact. I'm a leftie when talking on my fone.

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    Can the forum admin make this thread sticky till end of poll? mthanks!
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    ‎​You have to remember that with all cell phones, there's an antenna in this thing, so blocking it with anything will deteriorate signal. Especially when the signal is already weak. So to some extent, sure, the more you surround your phone, the worse your reception will be. But a death grip to lose one bar (as happened when I tested this on my 9700) is VERY different from holding it in your left hand and loading the antenna so bad it loses signal entirely, like the iP4. ‎​That's a bit like Firestone saying a few years back, "Yeah, but all kinds of tires can blow out sometimes!" It doesn't mean there's not a defect / design flaw.

    Our phones might be better insulated against this sort of thing, though- like having a bumper built-in Apple may have skipped such planning in an effort to go slimmer.

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    I wrapped both my hands as tightly as I can around my Bold 9700 and nothing. Went to the Status page even, not a bit of change in signal strength. Sitting pretty at -70dB and didn't budge no matter how I hold the 9700 or for how long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanBest View Post
    I wrapped both my hands as tightly as I can around my Bold 9700 and nothing. Went to the Status page even, not a bit of change in signal strength. Sitting pretty at -70dB and didn't budge no matter how I hold the 9700 or for how long.
    Did the same.. Nothing happened. I even held it upside down, nothing. I've never once experienced a dropped call with my phone, so I'll assume that whatever he said and did was just a big fat MAGIC show. lol
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    Can't do it anywhere, anyhow... It may move briefly from -70 to -81 but will just as fast go back up to -70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vsuga View Post
    Did the same.. Nothing happened. I even held it upside down, nothing. I've never once experienced a dropped call with my phone, so I'll assume that whatever he said and did was just a big fat MAGIC show. lol
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    Done it many times in my house, where the signal is almost non-existant.

    I'm lucky if I get 2 bars of GPRS which I can easily reduce to SOS just by holding the bottom of the phone...
    not just my 9700, but ANY phone!

    Different story as soon as I walk out of the house though.
    Full 3G bars that I can't reduce, no matter how I grip it
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    Never more than 1 or 2 bars, but here the test is dropping from 5 to 1. Then again, I'm on T-Mobile. Maybe it's an AT&T thing? I don't understand how they say it happens in a weak signal area, but the test begins with 5 bars.

    Is RIM also not aware of AT&T's new bar formula?
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    Quote Originally Posted by synthmole View Post
    Never more than 1 or 2 bars, but here the test is dropping from 5 to 1. Then again, I'm on T-Mobile. Maybe it's an AT&T thing? I don't understand how they say it happens in a weak signal area, but the test begins with 5 bars.

    Is RIM also not aware of AT&T's new bar formula?
    At&t's news bar formula?

    Pretty sure its apples new bar formula, not at&t's...
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    Oddly enough with full bars and on 3g if I palm it I'm able to lose 2-3 bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pi Guy 3.14 View Post
    At&t's news bar formula?

    Pretty sure its apples new bar formula, not at&t's...
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    people who are claiming losing bars arent voting
    but anyways ya i can make the bars drop pretty easily, but its the same with any phone whose antenna i cover up
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    Maybe I should make it clearer. Having bars or signal drop/reduce is normal and fine. Why? Because at least you are still within the range to make a call.

    I am expecting something like a total cut off signal whereby the bars are totally gone, whereby you can't even make a call, whereby your data can't even go in and out. We sure have seen many videos on the ip4 as an example where calls drop and internet surfing cuts off.

    There's a guy who voted and justified with pretty good example. He made it to SOS. But seem like his home? is really good at blocking signal! - "reduce to SOS just by holding the bottom of the phone... not just my 9700, but ANY phone!"


    My definition of a death grip is = Grip till signal cut off resulting no data or call can be made.


    Reduction in signal is NOT a death grip because it didn't kill the signal on the phone.


    Bold 9700 user who are reading, please vote actively!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scwardUGA View Post
    people who are claiming losing bars arent voting
    but anyways ya i can make the bars drop pretty easily, but its the same with any phone whose antenna i cover up
    Yes, making bars drop is easy but what about making a call cut off? a data cut off?
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    This won't happen, only iphone 4 has this problem.

    This thread should... well you know... fade.
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    When I did it, I couldn't get a bar to drop, but if I switched to the db meter, I could get a drop of 20db.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootbrian View Post
    This won't happen, only iphone 4 has this problem.

    This thread should... well you know... fade.
    It will happen Brian... watch and learn

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    I do get my 9700 to drop one or two bard for some seconds before returning to 5 bars... Yet the poll states a dropped, and that I can't, which is the case of the iPhone4.
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    I've been trying for the past 10 mins with the death grip, 2 hands, 1 hand... upside down and nothing. It is stuck at -70 db indoors at my house.
    I will try a weak signal area later see if the results are different.

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    I haven't been able to do it yet.

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    I tried to do it and all I get is "say a command" lol

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