A little confused?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Tadros86, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Tadros86 macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2007
    New Jersey
    So I am on the AT&T website looking at the iPhone page and I read this "In order to use data such as email, Google Maps, YouTube videos and web browsing, AT&T recommends using iPhone in a 3G or EDGE Network (coverage viewer), or from a local Wi-Fi connection. " Why would they suggest using the iPhone in 3G area if the iPhone doesn't use 3G?

    I read on another thread that an AT&T worker had said that 3G is just like a software update? I doubt it, but why would they suggest using 3G? I really really doubt it being in the iPhone already and no one noticed, and I doubt AT&T are pointing to an upgraded iPhone. Typo maybe?
  2. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2008
    Yeah, it's a typo. The iPhone doesn't have the 3G chips it needs to access the 3G network.
  3. question fear macrumors 68020

    question fear

    Apr 10, 2003
    The "Garden" state
    Yea that sounds like someone cut n pasted the general AT&T boilerplate on there.
  4. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    The webpage is iPhone specific...

    but the "coverage map" is for ALL phones. AT&T has non-iPhones that operate on the 3G network, (indicated in the BLUE Shaded areas). AT&T has 3G available in many areas, and several phones are already operating on 3G as we speak. Check out:


    It explains the 3G enhancements. :cool:
  5. Tadros86 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jan 29, 2007
    New Jersey

    Ok, I never said it wasn't for all phones. I am wondering why they would suggest to use the iPhone in 3G areas if the iPhone can't take advantage of 3G. Not like it says "AT&T suggests using your cell in 3G and EDGE areas," it says iPhone. Be pretty awesome if they knew something we didn't know, update wise.
  6. kdarling macrumors P6


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    It's because an EDGE phone can work in a 3G area, since the 3G areas will drop back to EDGE.

    Thus their wording: the phone works in 3G or EDGE areas.
  7. oldimac macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2008
    I don't have an iPhone yet but....

    In the REAL world is 3G that much faster? I know the specs, but is the iPhone without 3G that much slower than a sony or noka on 3G? :rolleyes:
  8. myphone macrumors 6502


    Jan 15, 2008
    A little bit faster than Edge but Wifi is still faster than 3G.

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