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3G Suddenly Useless!

17107 Views 53 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2011 8:25 PM by erico_n RSS
  • IzabelShen Calculating status...
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    Dec 15, 2010 8:37 AM (in response to mattschenker)
    Here from Brazil, I have problem with 3G. It don't connect. What I do?
    Ipad, iOS 4, Iphone
  • IvanPe Calculating status...
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    Dec 16, 2010 12:56 PM (in response to mattschenker)
    In these days I will celebrate a month of inactivity. 3G is not working, when you give a solution...... Apple?!?
    iOS 4
  • darthmarku Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:16 AM (in response to mattschenker)
    I restored my iPad clean as a new iPad and 3G came back. But when I tried to restore my most recent backup, it went back to GPRS-only again.

    I did another clean reset and put my apps, music, etc back manually and 3G worked. So far, my 3G connectivity is being cooperative.

    My conclusion: my old dataset was tainted in a way I will never know. Somehow I'm able to say that 4.2.1 may not be entirely the culprit but it may have triggered something with what's already there.

    I lost all my games' progress and other stuff I couldn't export but it's all good. I was able to export most anyway.

    Oh well, I'm mobile again!
    iPad, iOS 4
  • macshack2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:45 AM (in response to mattschenker)
    Wifi slower to!!!!!! But no 3g card in yet maybe i will leave it!
    Imac desktop with intel core duo now with 10.6.5, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Ahmed Laher Calculating status...
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    Dec 18, 2010 9:10 PM (in response to Patinito)
    hi all,
    same here, in South Africa. did the OS update and now the simm is detected in the device with full signal however when i try to ,og onto anything i get an error that states i am not subscribed to a data service. the sam simm worked before the upgrade for over 2 months and i am using it now to write this msg...............have advised all my colegues not to upgrade or purchase this product .
    ipad, iOS 4
  • blue_tuskfish Calculating status...
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    Dec 19, 2010 1:18 AM (in response to mattschenker)
    Well what a pig's breakfast the upgrade to IOS 4.2 turned out to be. I only upgraded because several of my purchased Apps were upgrading to only work on IOS 4.2. I was enjoying the new functionality (while on WiFi) but then only a few hours after the upgrade, discovered the problem with 3G connectivity! I'm with Telstra in Australia and only just signed up for more credit last week. I am not as confident as all the guru's who post solutions on here, and I really appreciated the 3G connectivity more than changes that IOS 4.2.2 brought - so how to I downgrade back to IOS 3? Alternatively does anyone know when an Apple fix will be made available?
    Definitely regret upgrading now!!
    iPad 64gb WiFi +3G, iOS 4
  • Ahmed Laher Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 20, 2010 10:58 PM (in response to Ahmed Laher)
    hi all, inserted my local APN info and IT WORKS! getting these for my team for X-mas.
    ipad, iOS 4
  • Dabill Calculating status...
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    Dec 25, 2010 9:32 PM (in response to blue_tuskfish)
    Same issues with optus backbone via thrid party retailers as well. Upgrade has killed my 3g and without any wifi access it means my iPad is an expensive brick!
    Windows 7
  • erico_n Calculating status...
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    Mar 28, 2011 8:25 PM (in response to Dabill)
    Same problem here, I'm in Jakarta, using provider 3 (Hutchinson), suddenly my iPad cannot connect to 3G, always stucked in EDGE. Latest OS is 4.2.1. Already tried to restore everything, well... it is back to 3G, but after restoring from my previous backup, 3G disappear again.

    It should be a software or setting problem. Right now, still consider to start up from scratch because it will be to hassle.
    iPad 3G + WiFi 64GB, iOS 4
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