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Anyone have issues with reception with smartphone integration? In general, I don't have a problem and I think the reception is better. Based on bars, I see one or two bar improvement on the iDrive when my iPhone is plugged into the snap-in adapter.

The issue that I'm having is in an area on my commute where I normally get poor reception. With my iphone in hand, the reception is bad for about a mile in this area, but the call does not drop. With the phone plugged in, my reception is better than before (in fact its pretty good) for a little while. But then suddenly the call drops with no reception at all. And then it takes a longer time (~3-4 min) to renegotiate the signal beyond where the signal would get strong again with phone in hand.

It may be caused by a power transformer in the vicinity, but regardless its a bit worse off than just keeping the phone in my pocket. Anyone run into a similar issue?
 
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