3G speed on 4s terrible..anyone else

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  1. i-sidd macrumors 6502a

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    Since there is now way to turn off 3g on the iphone 4s. I can compare it to
    wi-fi...

    safari is pretty fast and opens quickly, but on 3g (no on wi-fi) it does not even open, even with 5 full bars showing.

    I tried speed test and with wi-fi 27 ping with 3g again full bars it shows 20% in the ping status and does not even give me a ping number.....its like taking forever.

    Not to mention that siri does not work...
    I am worried if there is something wrong my phone...or this is something others are facing.
     
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  3. midnightfalcon macrumors member

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Sounds like your phone has a problem. Did you reset network connections and settings
     
  4. cababah macrumors 68000

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    +1

    I was gonna ask who your carrier was. I have been surprisingly impressed with my 3G speeds on AT&T. A lot of the time web pages load at a pace I usually only get with wi-fi and sometimes faster.
     
  5. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am on att forgot to mention that.
    Did you reset network connections and settings.... how to do this.
     
  6. Jman13 macrumors 68000

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    Either the phone, or more likely, your network. I had a situation about two years ago with my 3Gs where the cell in our area had horrendous data speeds, and at one point, completely lost data connection (even though it was showing full connectivity), for 4 days. AT&T eventually tracked down the problem, and once fixed, it's now the fastest spot in the city for me. :)

    Call AT&T and mention it to them. Have you tried it in different locations?
     
  7. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Att 3g is working just fine here. :D
     

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  8. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok did network reset and turnder off wi-fi and now ping is 198ms dl - 0.49mbps upload 0.02 mbps with 3 bars 3g.


    websites loading faster now...
    So every time the network is slow do I need to reset it?
     
  9. MacKai macrumors regular

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    3G data works great for me. Except while trying to use 3g data while on a call. Data is extremely slow while on a call. Anyone else?
     
  10. njgeek macrumors regular

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    I was having the same issue the other day. Reset network settings made a minor difference, still only about 800Kbps down. Then I walked three feet over to the next office and got 3.4Mbps average, then walked to a window and got 4.8Mbps average.

    Are you sure it's not your location?
     
  11. i-sidd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Damm now a new problem.... wi-fi is not connecting.

    It shows like its searching my wifi- from the list and then after a few seconds nothing.

    what to do now?
     
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I would first reset the network settings of the device by going to Settings, General, Reset, Reset Network Settings.
     
  13. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    HSPA+ or nothing. Gotta live in an area that AT&T deems important too.

    (halfway kidding)
     

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