I guess every iPhone user came across to this, bad signal strength in some areas. US users are less fortunate because as I know from my friends AT&T coverage really sucks in the US. Plus I don't think iPhone has good quality signal elements like celluar and wifi. My Nokia seems to be doing a far more better job when it comes to getting celluar and wifi signals.
As I was sick of just using the iPod feature on the phone even when I was just entered the tube station(!) and seeing other people not even texting but talking on the phone in the tube! It just makes you want to throw the phone away when you need to finalize a meeting via sms or a call. After a quick googling around I came across to these 5 useful tips,
Bad iPhone Signal Strength? Watch how you’re holding it and 5 more tips. I really did not know they put the antenna at the bottom of the iPhone, where I usually hold it as a palm device.
First tip of holding the device like some kinda dirty underwear - well that pic really made me feel like that - made the trick for me in tube stations. Although still no signal in the tube. Rest was not a problem in UK or in my case at least. Last tip; taking your phone to airplane mode and back really triggers some signal search.
I know this will sound funny after I have complained Appletards not fixing the sms exploit BUT Downloading whole 3.0.1, restoring then Jailbreaking with 3.0 and performing cydia upgrades, then personalizing the phone, adding applications all over, customizing ringtones and music is too much hassle for me to do for two phones now. I mean who is going to send 500 text messages to me to crash my stupid phones, I barely use them and only my close friends have my new numbers plus I don't have that much of a jerk friends or enemies. So until a worth for it update, it is a pass from lazy me.
PS: Title is not a challange it is an actual question
This is actually my response to a yahoo answers question.
I just got my Nokia n97 and as an Iphone 2G and 3G user. I wanna go over some aspects.
N97 is new and not many applications and games developed for it yet but it already has large list of existing symbian applications. It has free download application already and Ovi store. Filled with some nice apps already in 1 week time. Compared to the appstore which happened 1 year later (copy catting the installer - jailbreak / hack - idea ) and 1 year old. Do not expect dumb applications such as bill divider or metro maps, Nokia will say you have a mind and calculator. Iphone users are mainly dumb - me too - it spend 1 years before you can even use a IM application on it. Iphone came to this point in 2.4 years while Nokia - Symbian phones did everything for years.
As a user development part should interest you also, why? Because apple sells the Iphone SDK and training, meaning you need to pay apple in order to develop some application or game for it! While symbian is open and used for years. Anybody can do anything with it, if they set their mind to it. If you really want touch and view experience I suggest you to wait 2 more weeks and get the HTC Hero Phone. It is bringing the Android OS - developed by Google for Mobile Devices - which beats the crap out of Iphone experience. In couple years Android and Andro Phones will grow much more than Iphone closed SDK.
Touch screen is pretty accurate. You can touch with anything unlike iphone you are suppose to touch with your bare skin. Comes with its special pen, which is pretty good in handwriting. Makes writing a lot faster. Supports double clicking. Sliding, scrolling is not as fancy and smooth as Iphone. You are suppose to point click and scroll like in PC environment, not with the whole screen. N97 keyboard is nice and enough spaced to let you write fastly. Symbols and numbering options are not user friendly as IPhone's though.