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3G data speed on iPhone 4 is painfully slow

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mspman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jun 25, 2010 10:52 AM
Is anyone experiencing a real slowness in the 3G data speed on the iPhone 4? I had a friend race me to a website with a 3GS, and hers blew mine away. I'm even getting some disconnects when I try to hit a webpage... my friends with 3G's and 3GS's are fine...
iPhone 4, iOS 4, Macbook Pro
  • entropy289 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:44 PM (in response to mspman)
    I have noticed this as well. Much slower and multiple wedsites. My iPhone 3G (running 3.1.3) and iPad pull up webpages must faster then my new iPhone 4. any fix would be much appreciated.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • sophos9 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:46 PM (in response to mspman)
    I have noticed a much higher speed with 4 in the UK, much faster than the 3G. Can you eliminate network contention with your carrier?
    iOS 4
  • bsprat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:48 PM (in response to mspman)
    I've noticed this, sometimes it takes forever to update some of my apps that run, or (like zynga poker) it will lag out where I can't play because my connection is too slow.
  • daringone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:48 PM (in response to mspman)
    No issues here. I previously owned a 3G, and my new 4 absolutely flattens my 3G in web speed.
    Dell Vostro 1500, Windows 7
  • bsprat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:50 PM (in response to daringone)
    my previous 3g had no problems compaired to my iphone4
  • AMANIQUI77 Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:57 PM (in response to bsprat)
    My 3G connection on my iPhone 4 resembles the speed of the Edge network on my iPhone 3G.

    I tried doing a recovery mode (pressing power button + home button at the same time) but when it boots back up, same slow speed even when at full bars.

    What's going on with the software? ....
  • k.alexander Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 1:58 PM (in response to mspman)
    I am experiencing ridiculously slow 3G connection speeds on the iPhone 4. Running tests, my ping times are in the 2000-2500 range. ****, sometimes I cant even run a full speed test while on 3G. I called ATT and they said that although there was no "official" word out on this, "because of all the 'activations' today, [at least according to this CS rep] she/they're seeing slow downs from all over the US".
    iPhone 4 16GB || iPad 32GB wifi || MacBook Pro - 15.4" - 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB 5400rpm HD, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 w/ 128MB GDDR3
  • bsprat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:01 PM (in response to k.alexander)
    thats kind of what I was thinking yesterday, because everything worked great later in the day. But I can't imagine it would be busy again today (although I could be very wrong)
  • calcalmx123 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:03 PM (in response to mspman)
    Could be network problems, what network are you on?
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  • k.alexander Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:04 PM (in response to calcalmx123)
    I'm on ATT in US on the East Coast.
    iPhone 4 16GB || iPad 32GB wifi || MacBook Pro - 15.4" - 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MBP: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB 5400rpm HD, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 w/ 128MB GDDR3
  • AMANIQUI77 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:05 PM (in response to bsprat)
    The reception, signal, and data speed are slow.

    Apple's Response: You're Holding It Wrong

    AT&T's Response: Stop using your phone; only one at a time!

    In fairness, Apple resolved my issue with the antenna signal thing. Thank you for the courtesy of people I spoke to at apple. I am satisfied with the solution they gave me.

    But AT&T? What a joke
  • k.alexander Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:08 PM (in response to AMANIQUI77)
    what did they tell you? get a case?
    iPhone 4 16GB || iPad 32GB wifi || MacBook Pro - 15.4" - 1.83GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), MBP: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB 5400rpm HD, ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 w/ 128MB GDDR3
  • entropy289 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:15 PM (in response to k.alexander)
    I have not had a reception problem, just slow data speed.

    Regarding the reception, I was thinking I would just add Ghost Armor or equivalent to the sides of the iPhone to insulate the antenna from my hand, without adding bulk.
    iPhone 4, iOS 4
  • One slippery dog Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Jun 25, 2010 2:16 PM (in response to mspman)
    How did you go about setting up your new Iphone 4? Here is how I set mine up and have not had any of the issues I've been reading here. I activated the phone all was somewhat smooth I did get a server error which I contribute to the iOS4 downloads on Wednesday, I didn't restore my old iphone back to the new phone I sync'ed contact/calendars/and any photos I wanted. So none of the settings were brought over. I setup my email and Wi-Fi accounts up from scratch. I didn't put any of my old apps on the new phone until I checked their compatibility with the new iOS4. I hope this helps
    PC AMD 3Ghz, Other OS, Home Grown
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