I'm about to throw this thing through a wall!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TheSpaz, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. TheSpaz macrumors 604

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    AT&T data is being very stupid today. First of all, one second I'll have full bars of 3G and suddenly it will switch to EDGE for no reason. I was just doing some speed tests on 3G and the speed was varying way too much. One minute I'd have 1345kbps and then it would drop down to 888kbps and then it would be 138kbps and then 901kbps. It's seriously ticking me off. No wonder EDGE seems fine to me. When I load MacRumors on EDGE, it loads at about the same rate 3G loads it. This sucks a lot. I thought 3G was supposed to be FASTER than EDGE... This is crap.

    Also, all of my tests were done with the iPhone sitting in the same spot. Why am I getting such dodgy service today? It's being ridiculous!
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Maybe AT&T is doing some work in your area? Maybe upgrading or just basic maintance.
     
  3. Gokunama macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, you don't want to throw it through the wall.

    I get dodgy service where I live on some nights... annoying when I'm in the middle of an online Galcon game and I lose connection... DON'T THEY KNOW WHAT THAT DOES TO MY GALCON RANKING!!!

    Oh well...
     
  4. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    I'll state the obvious- reboot your phone. Nine times out of ten that will fix any problem. It's almost never an issue on the network's end.
     
  5. Aaleck macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to throw it against the wall, I'll take it. :p
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    Throw it.
    Take pictures.
    Post pictures.

    Then you can start another thread: "I threw my iPhone against the wall!"
     
  7. Demosthenes427 macrumors regular

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    That happened a lot when I lived on Long Island last year, right when the iPhone 3G came out. Most of Long Island didn't have 3G prior to the iPhone release, so the systems were all brand new. They kept tweaking them, and on top of that, every 3G compatible phone was accessing the new network, which overloaded it many times. It would work slower than GPRS half the time. Now I'm up by Rochester and the 3G network is more established here, so the data network is very quick.
     
  8. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. Mainly because no one ever turns off there phone and that can be the problem.

    Or like someone else said AT&T is probably working in your area for better service.
     
  9. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I've restarted my iPhone and I've taken the sim card out and put it back in. It's definitely the network. I'm not an idiot... I know the troubleshooting steps to take. It was just making me mad.
     
  10. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Woah calm down. If you know it's the network, then wait a little while and shrug it off rather than threaten to throw your phone through the wall. It might also help if you ask other members or people who live near you if they're having the same problem with AT&T at the moment.
     
  11. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly why I didn't respond. . . Can't stand when people post threads just to vent about something they can't change :rolleyes:
     
  12. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    He can change it... drop at&t and go to another carrier and another phone! :D;)
     
  13. StuddedLeather macrumors 6502a

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    NO he shall remain under the curse of AT&T :p
     
  14. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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    You only load things in as fast as the servers let out and with latency on a mobile device your not going to get much better than the iphone 3G.
     
  15. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Yes indeed, the wall could be limiting your reception :)

    But try an easier way of getting your phone to the other side: Walk it, perhaps? :rolleyes:

    Seriously though, I've noticed a rise in similar complaints recently. My own reception disappeared completely overnight a week ago. I've also heard AT&T are busy 'upgrading'. Might all be related?
     
  16. Eso macrumors 68000

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    Quoted from another thread. Obviously this guy is fairly new; I wonder what he will say now.
     
  17. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm such a bad person. I don't know how I live with myself.
     
  18. dissdnt macrumors 65816

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  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Ah, Monday and another worthless TheSpaz thread.
     
  20. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    In all fairness, I don't know why everyone picks on you.
     
  21. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    Me either, I find his posts very good and helpful.
     
  22. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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  23. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    How's it working now?
     
  24. TheSpaz thread starter macrumors 604

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    It's better now. It was being wicked stupid this morning.
     
  25. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/7A280f Safari/525.20)

    Don't you have anywhere better to vent?
     

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