ALL iPhone users are being throttled, even if you are capped by vodafone.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gladoscc, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    iOS 5.0.1, vodafone AU 11.1:

    APN: live.vodafone.com for Data

    All speeds with the sole exception of speedtest.net are throttled to around 1/3 the speed. This was proven by a speedtest on my server, which vodafone doesn't "prioritize".

    Android phones, Vodafone Mobile Broadband, Dumbphones:

    vfinternet.au for Data

    No throttle, very fast.

    Don't believe me? See what people on another forum has to say.
    So, to use the unrestricted APN that everyone except iPhone users use, you will need to download this software from Apple

    Windows: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1466

    Mac: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1465

    Create a new Configuration Profile

    Select Advanced.

    APN:

    vfinternet.au

    Username: LEAVE BLANK

    Password: LEAVE BLANK (Vodafone doesn't require a username/passwd)

    Alternatively: go to http://unlockit.co.nz/ on your iPhone and select Australia / Vodafone.
     
  2. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    We need a special conspiracies forum for you. You seem to find at least one or two every week. Congrats on the latest discovery. I still love my iPhone though.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

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    And the Vodafone info is completely applicable to everyone here.....NOT!
     
  4. gladoscc thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It is applicable to iPhone users as this is a special case for iPhone devices. Why don't you post this in AT&T threads? Sprint? Verizon?
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

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    I'm not up for conspiracy theories tonight, I'd rather watch the Canucks game.
     
  6. russell2 macrumors member

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    Because Verizon ATT and Sprint all use different gateways servers technologies frequencies

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    if this works for vodaphone hooray but it won't work for me
     
  7. JD92 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice bit of research there - very interesting! You should maybe change the title of the thread though, a lot of people will assume when you say "ALL" that you mean either all iPhones, or maybe all AT&T iPhones.
     
  8. szolr macrumors 6502

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    This forum's plenty big enough that if something's irrelevant to you, you don't need to read it. :)

    I don't give a damn about which is better of AT&T, Sprint or Verizon to be honest but I don't post on every such discussion to say so.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    Nothing is applicable to everyone here though
     
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    :facepalm:

    so where do you want him to post this? Macbook air section?
     
  11. cynics macrumors G4

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    There are web pages dedicated to explaining how terrible vodaphone is. The people with impressive results are usually still worse then carriers like AT&T Verizon etc
     
  12. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    The issue is not that a specific carrier in a specific country is being discussed - it's that the title is VERY misleading.

    Something like "Vodafone AU is capping ALL iPhone customer's speeds" would have made a lot more sense.

    Vodafone owns 30+ networks all over the world and owns a large percentage of Verizon, but this post only applies to one of them.

    If you really take the thread title literally, it says that EVERY iPhone user has throttled data speeds (even those in Japan on a network that has nothing to do with Vodafone).
     

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