Disable 3G when throttled by AT&T ?

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  1. Xgm541 macrumors 65816

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    Anyone who has been throttled, did you disable your 3G? Since now your speeds are the same as edge?
     
  2. MaxMichael macrumors member

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    I've not been throttled before but I've heard that sometimes EDGE might be faster than the throttled 3G speeds. I'd switch off 3G if I were throttled though, there's generally more coverage anyway and it saves battery.
     
  3. TSX macrumors 68030

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    You get the exact same speeds as edge .01. I'm throttled right now web browsing ain't too bad but watching videos isn't going to happen.
     
  4. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think im going to stay at edge then. Quite annoying but not much I could do.
     
  5. PittsDriver macrumors 6502a

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    You wouldn't want to do that, if you do then you can't do simultaneous voice and data.
     
  6. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    This is a GSM device, not a CDMA device.
    You can use voice and data at the same time even while on EDGE. ;)
     
  7. SAD*FACED*CLOWN macrumors 65816

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    when did that upgrade occur? been using iPhones since the first one and no voice and data on edge my friend
     
  8. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

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    You can only talk and surf on 3G...won't work on Edge:)
     
  9. vietalogy macrumors 6502

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    Only on 3G you can talk and surf at the same time. On edge data will stop on incoming call.
     
  10. BEN779 macrumors 6502

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    Are you sure? The V1 iPhone we were able to do both and we only had edge back then.
     
  11. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1976

    Click on "GSM network"

    /thread
     
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  13. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Must be an iPhone thing.
    Worked fine on my old Nokia. :confused:
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yeah right:D
    Maybe if you were connected to wifi with your Nokia.
    You can never do Talk and pull data on GSM Edge.

    Quick question. What kind of speeds you get on edge now compared to your throttled 3G.
    Are you getting any faster speeds on Edge or is edge throttled too?
     
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  16. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    It won't stop incoming calls...
     
  17. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    In some cases, it will. I am not sure what criteria must be met. I have been told before, while on edge, that my call went straight to voicemail.
     
  18. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Just pulled the "old Nokia" a.k.a. N75 out of the box and dropped my SIM card in to test... yes I still have it. I pretty much never toss old phones unless they die. I still have my RAZR too. :D

    Anyway... guess I was mistaken. The N75 uses 3G. :p doh!
    My 6630 is EDGE only, yes... still have that one too, and it will allow a call to go through by suspending data.


    Some relics from the file cabinet. RAZR and 6630
     

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  19. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lmao:)
    Now that I saw the pic, I used to have one of them too.
    Thought it was great back in the day too.
     
  20. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Forgive my ignorance, but if I turn off 3G in my iPhone's preferences will it use the slower EDGE network that carriers have for backup?
     
  21. Spectrum Abuser macrumors 65816

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    In my area it would be a wise move to leave 3G on even if you were throttled. The closest 'EDGE' broadcasting tower is <17 miles or greater away according to Google Earth. However the closest 3G tower is only .7 miles away.
     
  22. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    For as limited as the RAZR is compared to today's phones, it's still a kick ass design.
    I forgot how comfortable it was to use.
     
  23. Xgm541 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It's slightly faster on edge. I get around .18. On 3G it goes down to .10. But 3G has burst so it's better for web browsing.
     
  24. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Your carrier must support the feature that enables the phone to notify you of incoming calls while a data transfer is active on the 2G network.

    Your carrier might have chosen to do this in some areas, but not others.
     
  25. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    So a little faster but not by much?
    And with 3G on you can pull data and still be able to talk.
    Glad I havent got hit with throttling yet. It would be a tough decision and would suck in general dealing with snail speeds.
     

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