In case any of you missed Adam Frucci's brilliant piece on Apple ruining his entire life by releasing a moderately buggy iPhone 3G, you may have also missed a tip he got from Apple. If you've been having trouble finding reception after losing it (say you go into a building and lose reception, but when you come out still no dice) try turning Airplane Mode on and off. This admittedly sad fix may just find you reception in a bind. And as for Adam, now he can continue bitching to the world about his sorry lot in life. Everybody wins! [image]
My little cube at work has crappy signal. (Oddly, I sit right by the side of the building that's essentially a giant window. Glass from the ground all the way up to the 4th floor.) You'd think I get great reception, but I don't for some reason. (Yet, the windowless conference room in the middle of the building gets full strength.)
Anyway, I figured out this fix a few days ago. All my phones (including non-smart phones) have had this problem, though. They take forever to get full signal after I'm in an area with no signal. This is also the first phone I've owned that has an airplane mode that I can easily get at.
But, think about it... there's no way to automate this process as some comments have siggested. The only way to automate it would be by the phone detecting a signal. By that time there's no need to switch airplane mode on and off.