Anyone with iPhone 3G experience

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  1. sgrrsh26 macrumors 6502

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    I don't want to stick with ATt if thats what's causing me problems. My iPhone 3G gets no 3G service here at work. I have to use edge and even that's slow, yet according to the map I'm in a hot area.

    My buddy with iPhone 4 on verizon gets blazing speeds. Unfortunately I have no way of testing to see if it's the carrier or the phone.

    The downside is if I switch to verizon I lose my unlimited data. But I don't want to get locked into a 2 year agreement to find out the new phone won't make a difference. If I get stuck with 2 years of edge where I use the phone the most....

    Tldr;
    Is the 3G known to have network issues?
     
  2. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where's all the veterans
     
  3. jhuang macrumors member

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    I have a 3G and service is pretty terrible where I live (San Jose). I keep my phone on EDGE all the time there, since on 3G I get dropped calls like crazy. This also happened to me when I lived in SF last year, though I live in a different part of SF now and I haven't gotten as many dropped calls and data is decent. I also lived in Baltimore for a couple years with my 3G and service was excellent. So all of that leads me to believe that it's not the device, but more where you're located.

    Hopefully the 4S is better in hot spots like SJ/SF, but I guess I'll find out soon.
     
  4. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's great man thanks for the tip
    Has anyone gone from a 3G to a 4 with any noticeable difference around deadzones?
     
  5. shurcooL macrumors 6502a

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    Can't you ask your co-workers with newer iPhones or other providers?
     
  6. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not that simple
     
  7. sgrrsh26 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's not that simple
     
  8. spar13 macrumors newbie

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    Still rockin my 3G until Friday, I have the same coverage as my girlfriend's 4 for the most part. I experience more dropped calls but I'm normally on par with her on 3G coverage. I very rarely don't have 3G coverage around Sacramento, CA.
     
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    Thanks guess that answers my question unless it's my phone with the issue
     
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    Thanks guess that answers my question unless it's my phone with the issue
     

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