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Data problems with my iPhone 4 or AT&T?

3177 Views 22 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2010 12:25 PM by shafnitz RSS
  • photoWTB Calculating status...
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    Jun 30, 2010 9:22 PM (in response to Randy Fast)
    3G is not working on my iPhone in Portland, OR. Manually turning off 3G and switching to the Edge allows everything to work just fine with the exception of the Apple Maps App. I am surprised the iPhone doesn't automatically make the switch to the Edge instead of getting stuck in an endless 3G search. Aren't these supposed to be Smart Phones?

    Maps App only works on Wi-Fi. GPS location is working but the Map, Satellite and Hybrid backgrounds do not load. My old second generation Edge iPhone was slow but worked just fine.

    My conclusion is we are going to be stuck with buggy iPhone4's until Apple releases an iOS update. Hopefully they will kick something out very soon or I will go back to my old iPhone with it's numerous broken buttons. It maybe slow and beat up but at least the key functions like Maps still work.
    iPhone4, iOS 4
  • USBSlave Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jun 30, 2010 9:29 PM (in response to photoWTB)
    The Maps app in iOS4 is supposed to have higher quality images so that may be why on edge its not loading.

    I just called AT&T for like the 15th time and they say that they are having data issues with 3G on multiple towers in the area and are working to resolve it and also indicate that some of the towers seem to be working and your phone may sometimes hop on one and work then fail as soon as it hops to another.

    The iPhone will revert to Edge if no 3G signal is available, however the towers are still broadcasting a 3G signal that works with Voice as well and because of this the phone is not going to downgrade to Edge.
    HP, Windows 7
  • mike304 Calculating status...
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    Jul 1, 2010 9:12 AM (in response to Randy Fast)
    so mine is now working fine.... last night i had download speeds of less then 100 kbs but today my speed has actually double from it's original speed to anywhere from 3000 to 4000 kbs!!! the first time i tested it when i got my iphone it was downloading at 1700 kbs.
    mac book, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • graydonstoner Calculating status...
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    Jul 1, 2010 11:42 AM (in response to Randy Fast)
    I feel like I've had the same problems with 3G here in Salt Lake. I notice it most during my commute. It reminds me of the issues they had with the original iPhone 3G where the connection would get lost moving from tower to tower.

    A coworker here that also has an iPhone 4 has had the same issues.
    Mac Pro/iMac/MacBook/iPhone
  • John Reinhold Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Jul 1, 2010 12:02 PM (in response to Randy Fast)
    It looks like this may be an AT&T problem, folks using Android phones on AT&T are having 3G data problems too:
    1 MacBook Pro, 1 PowerBook G4, 1 iMac DVSE (G3), lots of iPods and iPhones, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Kevin222 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 1, 2010 12:13 PM (in response to Android FanBoy)
    I think this is more an issue with iOS 4.0, and not necessarily AT&T. At my office (in Chantilly, VA) more than half of us have iPhones. Several with new iPhone 4's, several with iPhone 3GS' - 2 of us haven't upgraded to iOS 4.0 yet and they are the only two that have had no issues with 3G at our office. The rest of us have had to switch to edge to get any data connectivity. This has been going on for the last few days or so. Again, no issues at all with the 3GS' that are still running 3.1 but the 3GS' that were upgraded to iOS 4.0 are having the exact same problems as us with new iPhone 4's....
    Aluminum Macbook 2.4, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • shafnitz Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 1, 2010 12:25 PM (in response to Randy Fast)
    Here's a larger thread discussing this topic. Might help to keep the information in one place.
    Windows XP Pro
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