02 3G reception problem - who else?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by UKmacman, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. UKmacman macrumors regular

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    Okay, I just thought 3G was rubbish but now I have been reading about the problems worldwide I am not so sure it is just me. I'm in the Uk, on 02 (obviously!) and live pretty close to central London so I told I am in an excellent 3G area.

    However usually I get no service or one bar which means the internet is a waste of time. As a result I have only turned 3G on a few times - which kinda kills the point of having a 3G iphone!

    So today I did the update and guess what - NO CHANGE!!!

    Who else (specifically in the UK) has rubbish 3G and have 02 said anything to you about it and is it everyone or just a few people?
     
  2. yogamonkey macrumors 6502

    yogamonkey

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    London
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    Pretty pleased with 2.0.2

    Where I used to see 1 bar with 3G, I'm now getting 5 bars. GPS seems to be a bit more flaky for some reason though. Can't find me at all now that I'm at work but was spot on from home this morning.
     
  3. saquib macrumors newbie

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    In Lancashire. On o2, having just switched from T-mobile (after 5+ years!). I was on Web'n'Walk, but the service seems to have gone downhill recently, my guess is capacity issues. Anyway, on O2 I am getting a much better internet speed comparted to T-mobile (not sure is this is just the O2 back-end or the phone - was previously on a Windows Pocket PC).
     
  4. SoSII macrumors member

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    I was in Oxford St saturday with no (zero, zip, nothing, nada) 3G reception.
    Go figure..
    Basically, I have just turned it off. I get pretty good edge coverage (north london, N12) and the battery lasts longer.
     

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