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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RiChZ, Dec 4, 2013.
I just updated my net10 now its TE 15.7
it went from 4G to 3G now wtf is going on ?
anyone got the update?
I have a 5S on Straight Talk and also received a carrier update 15.7 . It's doing the same thing on my phone. When it's not on LTE it drops to 3G, used to be 4G.
updated carrier settings to 15.7
lost 4g. really disappointed! BOO!
am in Chicago area.
update: mine also dropped to 3G
does anyone know why ?
As far as I can tell, the APN settings are identical, and no network modes are locked out (still connecting the same). TFDATA has been getting faster lately, which is a huge step forward.
It says 3G because in most of the world, UMTS is considered 3G. Only AT&T/T-Mobile call it 4G. The iPhone automatically says 3G, unless there is a tag in the carrier file to make it say 4G. This tag was removed. And that seems to be the only difference in this update. If your phone can access LTE, it will show LTE.
Speaking generically, what displays on the screen may not mean exactly what we think it means. <channeling Bill Clinton>
Without more details, all I can offer is that different carriers have different definitions of 4G and each tower has specific capabilities (more than just 4G or 3G).
With rose colored glasses I'll say that perhaps the logic to display 4G or 3G changed, not the service itself. But someone might have information from practical experience instead of my WAG.
BTW: No update for me. AT&T (5s running iOS 7.1 b1 if it matters).
3G seems slower!
I've been running Speedtest since it changed!
Last 2 results show download speeds less than 1.5Mbps.
me too and I have no idea why! I use 5s
However, in the 4s still 4G !!
GOT THE SAME PROBLEM JUST UPDATE TO 17.5 ON NET10 AND 3G APPEARS I SPOKE TO COSTUMER SERVICE AND NOBODY CAN ANSWER ME WHY?
THEY SAYS THAT IS AT&T UPDATE CANT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT
They didn't fake anything, they removed code from AT&T that fakes it. iOS normally displays UMTS as "3G" but AT&T has an override flag that makes iOS call it "4G" instead. This is a marketing thing to distinguish it from Verizon and Sprint's much slower 3G network. This flag has been removed from the TFW carrier file causing the underlying default UMTS indicator - 3G - to be displayed. LTE is still LTE.
Ouch...no need to YELL!