disturbing iphone correlation

I have to do more testing to be sure, but I think I’ve noticed a disturbing correlation between days when I listen to music on my iPhone on the way to work, and days when my iPhone decides to randomly show “No Service” and disconnect itself from AT&T.

I don’t really use my phone as an iPod all that often, and this issue hasn’t shown itself all that often either.


  • A power-cycle has (so far) always fixed the issue.
  • I usually just unplug my headphones when I get into work, having verified once or twice that this “turns off” music playback.

Anyone else noticed this?

2 Replies to “disturbing iphone correlation”

  1. I don’t believe there is a correlation between the two, I think that a tower or a block of towers just loses service. I’ve had it happen a couple of times and then once I get into Tukwila, right next to a new cell tower outside of the Seattle downtown area, I suddenly have my little EDGE / AT&T bars and such back.

    Are you power cycling while standing still, or while driving / riding from one cell tower to another?

  2. For the record, I wasn’t moving, and when service came back, it was at all (or near all) bars… so I’m fairly certain it wasn’t what you’re describing.

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