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problem with quality of images on internet

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ale3is Calculating status...
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after 3.0, when i connect to internet via network where 3g is not available, the quality of images on safari, appstore, itunes etc (where internet access need to load images). when i connect to wifi everything is ok! the same happens on tethering too!! I don't have a clue about that. I used 3.0 gm 10 days now and i didn't have that problem, is 2 days now that is happening! any ideas???
vaio fe21m, iPhone OS 3.0
  • Charles Conway Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jul 18, 2009 12:52 PM (in response to ale3is)
    After being thoroughly confused by this myself, I believe I found the source of the poor image quality: Your cellular service provider is re-encoding the images you load before sending them to you to save bandwidth, but trashing the quality. You should google for instructions for how to disable this with your carrier.
    Macbook Pro C2D, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • BlackBookMonster Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2009 1:23 AM (in response to Charles Conway)
    This is happening for me on O2 in the UK as well - I spoke to O2 about it, and they say that there's nothing you can do - there IS a trick out there where you change your APN username (under Settings - General - Network - Cellular Data Network) from 'vertigo' to 'bypass', but unfortunately this only works for the iPhone itself - when you use 'bypass' as the username, it disables tethering.

    Very frustrating.
    MacBook 2Ghz/4GB/250GB, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • titchy Calculating status...
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    Jul 23, 2009 3:37 AM (in response to BlackBookMonster)
    I like this feature. I'd much rather have the speed than wait for ages for high resolution images to load when it's not really necessary.
    MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), iPhone 3G

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