3G software bug or network fault?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bp1000, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    Hi all

    Recently i've been having an annoying 3G bug on my iphone 5.

    At home 3G is good, coverage fine, but 2 miles down the road it is a service black spot, no coverage at all, not even 2G.

    When i return from this no service blackspot i get my signal back but no 3G data and no 3G symbol. Toggling airplane mode / mobile date / mobile networks makes no difference, i have to reboot my phone to get 3G back.

    I have tried resetting network settings and also a hard reset right after the issue has happened. It happens every time and frustratingly i have to drive through the black spot and even when going back into an area i know has good 3G coverage i have to reboot my phone!

    Is this an iphone problem or a network problem?

    My last resort is to set up the phone as a new phone but i'm not sure if it's worth going through the hassle.

    thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    I had not officially supported by Apple carrier on my iPhone 5, had a lot of issue. Went to official carrier- issues disappeared. So mostly it is your carrier problem
     
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    dictoresno

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    I read this 6 times and it still doesn't make sense. Are you telling him it's carrier related or OS related. You contradict yourself.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    emmm where i have mentioned anything about OS? o_O
     
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    dictoresno

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    Don't give me the googly eyes, your post made no sense whatsoever. And around here, when people talk about something being "not official carrier" or whatever, it makes it sound like its a non carrier supported OS.....which is what your jumbled words sound like you meant. I don't know what an unofficial or official carrier is, and I'm sure no one else does. You need to do a little better with your explanation if you want to convey your ideas better. Use good translate if necessary.

    The best I got from your post was that you were using iOS 7 and ran into problems so you reverted back to iOS 6 which fixed it.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    What service do you have? it's most likely a carrier issue and not the phone.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    wtf dude. If you didnt hear about unofficial carriers for iPhones then read here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1937
    In my country there is three carriers and only one is officially supported by Apple.
    Furthermore, ofcourse you can use iPhone with unofficial carrier but you may have issues with cellular data or with some features.
    Are you stupid?
    /Ignore
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I use Three (3) in the UK

    It is an official iPhone carrier.

    I am also thinking it is more likely to be a network issue... but just posting here to see if anyone else has had this problem.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    So the problem is both the network and the phone, but less the phone :)

    Same problem happened on my 4s this afternoon. However airplane toggle cleared the issue and i got 3G back.

    Wish the iphone5 did this. It must have different cell software or some type of memory.
     
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    dictoresno

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    yes im stupid, because my posts contain the same horrible grammar and spelling yours did, making it impossible for people to understand what youre talking about.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    Made sense to me. He had an unofficial carrier, moved to an officially supported one, and his signal issues disappeared. Where did you even get "OS related" from?
     
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    dictoresno

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    when he said official carrier, i thought he meant official carrier OS, ios 6.
     

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