3G data not working - But Phone Shows 3g symbol

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by joesegal76, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. joesegal76 macrumors member

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    I have been having a strange problem with my 3GS phone the last couple of weeks...
    It seems to happen whenever I get back into a 3G service area (for example no service in Subway, or after leaving my house where I use wi-fi), it shows the 3G symbol on my phone, but I have no access to the internet at all. I toggle the airplane mode and still does not work. Sometimes it works when I turn the phone off and on but that seems rather annoying. I have done a restore but does not seem to help.

    Anyone else experience this?? Any suggesstions?
     
  2. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I had this problem once after a storm. I called AT&T and they recommended I turn off 3G and only use EDGE. That seemed to fix it, and the issue resolved in a couple days. Could be different from your problem though if it is happening all the time.
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    What OS are you using? If iOS 4, make sure you don't have 3G Data turned off in settings.
     
  4. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    This is happening to me, only in certain areas, on my iPhone 4 as well. It's really annoying.
     
  5. joesegal76 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes its IOS4 and 3G is definitely turned on.
     

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