given up on 3G, but no edge either??

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by SoSII, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. SoSII macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    New iphone '3G' user in Uk. Completely given up on 3G - turned it off. But even then I have little or no edge coverage either. This is ridiculous imho.
    Im in North London (N12 area). Just even had only 1 bar on gprs...

    This is a great iPod but as a phone, it totally sucks.:mad:
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040


    Oct 15, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I don't really know why so many people have a hard time coming up with this on their own, but they do so here it goes: TAKE IT BACK!

    There are people out there with absolutely no connection issues at all (i.e. myself) which logically implies that if you take it back there is a chance the new one will work better.
  3. SoSII thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    I really dont think its thaat simple. I have a colleague at work who has exactly the same problem - we get the same reception quality in the same locations etc. It doesnt seem to be a device-to-device variation. If I thought so I would, obviously, get it replaced....maybe ill do it anyway.
  4. SoSII thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2008
    As an update, I eventually tried a suggestion from another thread which was to reset/power cycle the machine after the update. In fact, this fixed a number of issues I was having, including restoring my 3G signal at home. I remembered that, out of the box, there was a signal but this seemed to have disappeared around the time O2 were transferring my old mobile number etc, when I had several problems.

    So, I dont think the 2.02 update has necessarily changed much, but I am a lot happier with the device now.

    ps. Hopefully anyone who, like me, lived/suffered with a Palm LifeDrive for two years will understand my knee-jerk ranting as soon as any trouble reared its head with my spanking new iPhone...:eek:

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