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Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
MikeLV
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Three of us have 6s.  All are having terrible signals where previously Verizon was excellent.  Friends with AT&T service don't have the problem.  Suggestions?  Seems like Verizon has degraded their signal delivery.

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Re: Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
smith6612
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What were your previous phones? The iPhone 6S supports a number of newer LTE frequencies. It could be locking onto Band 4 LTE or Band 2 LTE, if you're referencing the signal strength while the phone is connected to LTE.

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DigitalRules
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It's not Verizon, it's the phone. Unfortunately some iPhone models are not the best performers in marginal signal areas.

Re: Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
pherson
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And.....you didn't have the problem before, because you didn't have a 6s before. 

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We want you to enjoy your new phone to the max, MikeLV. Do you have this signal issue in a particular place (home, school, office)? What is trouble area ZIP code? We’ll take a closer look at the area.


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Re: Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
MikeLV
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The problem is at our summer house in Pilot Knob on Lake George, NY - zip 12844.

This is the only place we are experiencing the problem.  In previous years, we always had a much stronger Verizon signal here than we have this year.  For example, last year usually 5 bars, sometimes it would drop to 4.  This year it is usually 2 bars, often dropping to 1, if we are really lucky it gets up to 3.  Friends who have 6S phones on AT&T get perfect reception here.  It used to be the other way around.

Mike

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Re: Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
smith6612
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What were your previous phones? The iPhone 6S supports a number of newer LTE frequencies. It could be locking onto Band 4 LTE or Band 2 LTE, if you're referencing the signal strength while the phone is connected to LTE.

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Re: Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
MikeLV
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Previous phones were 5S and 4S.

Mike

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Re: Upgraded to 6s and now have very weak signal. Never had this problem before
Weth
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smith6612 has it right I suspect.  Connecting to band 4 rather than band 13. As long as you have 2 bars, LTE works great, and if voice, text and data work, don't worry about it.  Consider activating wifi calling.  To prove, go in settings - cellular - cellular data options and temporarily turn Enable LTE off.