Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:26 AM (in response to 1898-pfc)
EDGE.(Slow cellular data network) such as GPRS.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:28 AM (in response to cheonweb)
What causes this?
Will Vodafone in the UK be getting 4G? If so how long?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to 1898-pfc)
Try the 3g first: Settings>General>Cellular and turn on 3g. Do you have data plan on your contract?
For the 4g service ask Vodafone.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:32 AM (in response to cheonweb)
I have 3G sometimes it phases in and out with edge.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to 1898-pfc)
So the problem is about Vodafone 3g coverage.
How is your signal generally?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:57 AM (in response to 1898-pfc)
Your phone can show four differing symbols and supports a variety of connection speeds.
° GRPS slowest -2G connection
Typically around traditional 56k dial up speed however near useless for modern Web browsing. Okay for email.
E EDGE (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution) typical download data speeds of up to 384Kbps simple Web browsing and email viable , but not streaming. In the UK EDGE pockets are rare
3G - Expect data rates in the of 1.5MB and very occasionally as fast as 5MB download. Suitable for Web browsing email and streaming (Subject to your network contract limit)
LTE - Super high Speed (Referred to as 4G) however you won't see that on your iPhone as the device will not support the proposed Vodafone UK frequencies. Only EE (Orange and T-Mobile) will support this device at super high speed in the UK (When released in the next few weeks and only in a very few cities)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to cheonweb)
Until very recently Vodafone were the largest network provider in the UK (They may still be by subscriber numbers) however their network is actually somewhat patchy especially in rural and in very built up area because they have a weak GSM frequency band 900mhz,
Where as competitor Orange and T-Mobile use 1800mhz with much better coverage in thse areas.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to 1898-pfc)
Vodafone UK are expected to apply for LTE spectum in the 2.6 GHz frequency band, however that is subject to auction sometime in 2013, so its at least 12 months out before Vodafone have a LTE service.
Both Vodafone and O2 are VERY unhappy with the UK Telecomms regulators allowing Orange/T-Mobile to use existing 1800mhz bands without going through the auction process and may yet be taking legal action to prevent the Orange/T-Mobile Service.
The Orange/T-Mobile service will be marketed under a new brand called EE with seperate contract conditions.