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Vodafone UK Warning iPhone 4S Users Not to Upgrade to iOS 6.1 Due to 3G Issues

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot



    Vodafone UK today began sending out text messages to iPhone 4S owners on its network instructing them not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 due to issues with 3G performance. iOS 6.1 was released to the public on January 28.
    The carrier has yet to offer additional information on the issue, but Apple's iOS 6.1.1 update has just entered developer testing earlier this week. Vodafone's message suggests that this update will address the 3G problem, but neither Apple nor Vodafone has explicitly confirmed that this is the case.

    Update: Vodafone has now posted a notice on its support forums addressing the issue.
    (Thanks, Martin!)

    Article Link: Vodafone UK Warning iPhone 4S Users Not to Upgrade to iOS 6.1 Due to 3G Issues
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Glassed Silver

    Bit late, no?

    Still better than nothing I guess...

    Glassed Silver:mac
  3. macrumors 65832


    I run 6.1.1 beta 1 on my 5 and the baseband firmware is the same as 6.1. That being said, perhaps it's a carrier profile issue?

    Maybe someone using a 4s with 6.1.1 can tell us their firmware compared to 6.1.
  4. macrumors member

    Must admit for the last week I have been getting absolutely terrible 3G coverage, calls not getting through and then being notified of a voicemail.....seems to be when I am on a WiFi environment and a call comes through it never gets there.....

    Just going to update to 6.1.1 and see if it makes any difference as cant go backwards....
  5. macrumors 68000


    What do you think of the beta? I find no different at all. No bugs
  6. macrumors 6502

    Seems likely that some Android fan at Vodafone is just trying to stir the pot. :rolleyes:
  7. macrumors newbie


    I've had a similar experience on O2 UK.
  8. macrumors 65816


    A little unrelated to the 3G topic, but I'd just like to state that Vodafone is the worst company I've ever had dealings with. I've been on their contract for 23 months (just one more month until it's over, nearly there!) and they can wholeheartedly suckle from my left testicle.
  9. macrumors 68000


    That sounds like it would be painful.
  10. HMI
    macrumors 6502a


    Haven't they abused you enough?!

    Maybe you should try AT&T?
    They suckle too!
  11. Guest


    Vodafone are useless... Terrible company
  12. macrumors 68040


    Ulp, just upgraded to 6.1 and jailbroke today. Am on o2. Still, between home and work and kids, I am rarely away from wifi, and even crappy 3G is good enough for the limited amount of actual mobile browsing I get to do when I'm not stuck 50foot underground.
  13. macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Hmm... I have noticed my data connection cuts in and out at home since I upgraded to 6.1 - it was never very strong at my place, but this never used to happen.

    So if the update itself is at fault (that's an assumption, obviously) - would it specifically be the baseband update that's problematic?
  14. ghostface147, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

    macrumors 65832


    Still a bug from 6.1 beta 1 where some of my non-iPhone captured photos are sorted out of order. They're sorted fine in iPhoto events. This wasn't an issue on 6.0 or 6.0.1. I never tried 6.0.2 since I went to the 6.1 beta builds.
  15. macrumors regular

    I upgraded to 6.1 and am on Vodafone. But as they seem to have virtually 0 3G coverage anywhere I go anyway I haven't noticed any difference. Perhaps fixing my wifi bug where even though I am connected to wifi networks that worked fine on the 3GS but cannot stay connected (without having to reboot) on the 5 would be nice! Sorry for the rant.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Vodafone have a 3G network??? Not anywhere I go regularly they don't :rolleyes:
  17. petayshadow1234, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

    macrumors newbie

    That's strange, I'm on Vodafone with a iPhones 4s and I went straight to iOS 6.1 when it was released. I have had no problems what so ever. In fact it could possibly have been better recently. Still hate Vodafone though.
  18. macrumors 6502


    I was on Vodascum with my iPhone 4. When I was in between the 4 and 5 I moved to 3 on their rolling 1 month contract because vodafone's 3G coverage was shocking.

    3's network, for me, is awesome and I roam around the country. When iPhone 5 came out, I stuck with them on the £37/mth contract which includes all you can eat data. This week they've also said 4G will be standard so I think I will get it when they start rolling it out.

    I am "nearly "an advocate of them, I think they're often overlooked due to them not having a great network in the past but when you're looking to move I would give them. Look-see!

    Why am I "nearly" an advocate of them? Their customer service is shocking! But over the length of a contract you shouldn't have to contact them that much, do it all in store!

    Nothing to do with the topic as such but from one ex-vodafoner to another!

    - D
  19. macrumors regular

    How about the wake from sleep issue as well?
  20. rit
    macrumors member

    The same problem exisit with Vodafone India as well :(
  21. macrumors newbie

    Same problem here in Finland with the biggest carrier Sonera: bad connections, no calls at all etc. After the latest update there is no button for 3G to turn it off. Only LTE. My biggest concern is batterylife. In 8h my iPhone5 is dead...
  22. macrumors 6502a

    A little to late for that. When is the next update?
  23. macrumors 6502a


    My day always goes down a little whenever I hear or read about Vodafone.
  24. macrumors newbie

    That explains it ...

    ... traveling in the UK last weekend my iPhone 4S, with IOS 6.1, roaming on Vodafone UK mysteriously stopped working one evening. I put it down to the hotel being in a black-spot but it would not reconnect several miles down the road. Solved with a complete reboot.
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Not a lot of love for Vodafone!

    Last year one of their retentions team tried to get my wife to stay with them. He ended up being extremely rude and telling her she didn't have a clue. An hour later the same idiot phoned me. He tried to deny it but I had some fun with that.

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