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

gladoscc

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Jul 13, 2011
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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.
fixed the problem by installing unlockit.co.nz [changed APN from live.vodafone.com to vfinternet.au]

quick on speedtest but slow safari – used unlockit.co.nz and now safari is very quick

I can confirm this so far has worked for me too.

Unbelievable speeds now from completely unusable.

Vodafone is shaping iPhone users traffic (with a nice exemption for a popular speed test site)

Yeah it did make safari alot faster...

And this is what they have done!

In the past, iPhone users have been using the vfinternet.au APN, which offers unrestricted performance.

Investigations have revealed that they have included settings directing users to the slow live.vodafone.com APN on the iPhone 4.

Previous versions of the iPhone software point iPhones to the fast vfinternet.au access point.

Ring up and complain. Don't accept broken access. Changing it yourself is not a fix.

i did the apn thing and its been running like a dream

EXCELLENT!!!! Just changed the APN and the speed increase is ridiculous!

Safari now flies like the wind. Seriously, what are VF doing? This is a bad user experience that will make a lot of new iPhone 4 users pissed off (those that aren't savvy enough to change the APN).

Very Very Very Very Very stupid from VF to limit iPhone users like that, will only affect their reputation. I must also say it is a very cheap and underhanded tactic to offer iPhone users more data only to then artificially limit them through shaping.

This is very underhanded from Vodafone, I'm not just hoping for a fix I hope they get punished for doing something like this. IMO there is no doubt it was done on purpose to "nullify" the bonus data.
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.
 

dotme

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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.
 

gladoscc

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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?
 

russell2

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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?
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
 

JD92

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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.
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.
 

szolr

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Jul 27, 2011
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And the Vodafone info is completely applicable to everyone here.....NOT!
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.
 

cynics

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Jan 8, 2012
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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
 

Daveoc64

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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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