Going back to my 3GS because of poor 3G data reception

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sd13, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. sd13 macrumors regular

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    Can at&t reactivate my 3GS and deactivate my iphone4? My iphone 4 cannot keep a steady data stream anywhere...even with full bars. I cannot keep a connection with skype no matter how i hold it and i can keep a steady stream of music even though i had no problems with my 3gs. I plan to sell this piece of crap and go back to my flawless 3gs.
     
  2. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Maybe you should try a replacement iPhone 4. I stream music all day with no issues.
     
  3. GadgetGeek71 macrumors 6502

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    I can hear the theme song to "Welcome Back Cotter" in the background.

    I'm sure AT&T will do that. I doubt you can get the Unlimited Data plan though.
     
  4. SaneDrummer macrumors newbie

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    Yes they can.
     
  5. millertime021 macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome back friend.

    Even though our 3Gs iPhone's are "crap" now. ;)
     
  6. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    You don't have to do anything with ATT to use your old 3GS. just find an adapter to convert the micro-sim to a regular sim and pop it in your 3gs.
     
  7. sd13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i would try that but they are out of stock. I really want to like this phone but when i get a more reliable connection using edge compared to 3g, something is definitely wrong. I dont have any reception issue with phone calls no matter how i hold the phone. But data reliability has been terrible no matter how i hold it.
     
  8. sd13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i get similar ping numbers except i also get a few "no response from server" mesaages in between
     
  9. randy98mtu macrumors 65816

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    I have the same problem, but I think it's traffic. From 7-10am i was getting 5Mbps down and 1.6Mbps up. No way the 3GS was doing that. I'm sure it will get ironed out.
     
  10. sd13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    are there any reliable microsim adapter dealers out there? i ordered one from ebay but i got scammed. I wanna compare the 3g connection between both phones before i go and return the i4.
     

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