3G reception excellent, but dataconnection is not set up automatically...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Reiger, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Reiger macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2007
    Since the 2.1 firmware update the 3G reception is excellent. However, I do have a (new?) problem. The iPhone doesn't seem to connect to the data network as well as it used to. For instance, when I step in an elevator the connection with the network will be lost. This is normal... when I step out of the elevator the iPhone will reconnect to the network and I can make and receive calls. However, the dataconnection is not made (automatically). Only turning flight mode on and off recovers or forces the iPhone to make a dataconnection.

    This sucks, because without a dataconnection mail is not pushed to my iPhone.

    This is not particularly handy. I don't get why this isn't happening all the time and what is causing it. Unfortunately I'm unable to google the problem, because the searchstring is so similar to "normal" 3G problems.

    Does anybody have a similar problem or maybe a fix?
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Don't have a fix sorry.

    Even with 2.1 I think I'm seeing a similar issue: when the phone drops to Edge, it often stays on Edge even when a strong 3G signal is available. I turn off 3G, and on again and lo and behold suddenly I have 3-5 bars on 3G.

    The same problem seems to exist, Apple has set the signal threshold for the 3G too high, and the phone won't switch to it correctly even when a strong enough signal is present.

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