Okay, so add one more to the list of issues that have plagued the new iPhone 4 since it debuted over a month and a half back. Several iPhone 4 customers have been posting on the AT&T wireless forums complaining that their device appears to be facing voice “skipping” issues when they are near an AT&T Microcell. This issue makes it difficult to listen to the person on the other end since the voice continuously drops in and out though there are no signal issues and the call does not disconnect.
The issue is noted to be isolated to iPhone 4 since users have noticed little to no issues of this sort on their older iPhone models. So while the issue is clearly with Apple, the company has – as usual – put the blame on others. A member on the forums quotes a response he received from a senior Apple executive,
“I received a response today about the escalation concerning the MicroCell. As the phone was developed to work outside and not work specifically with the MicroCell it is a change AT&T will have to make with the MicroCell.”
So as you know, Apple products are faultless. So, if you are facing this issue, just try not using your Microcell.