ip4s and verizon

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by bevo, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. bevo macrumors regular

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    Hey

    Switched to the iphone 4s on verizon about 2 weeks ago from sprint (was a mistake to be with them).

    Anyways, I've noticed that I have very poor 3g connections and slow data speeds. Much worse than when I was with att (using an iphone 4 and 3g). I'm guessing the circle in the data bar at the top indicates edge network? if so, I'm on edge much too often.

    Is this a problem with verizon or the 4s??
     
  2. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    If you're seeing dl speeds as fast as 2.4mbps, you're very lucky to be in a fast area.
     
  3. bevo, Dec 26, 2011
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    bevo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its not the speed as much as the horrible reception the phone has. I live in NYC and it seems I'm always on the edge network.


    edit: finally able to download speed test.

    0.11 Mbps down and 0.01 Mbps up. Thats really bad.

    Updated the PRL as well.
     
  4. SoIsays macrumors regular

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    Those are very edge level speeds. If you're outside you should have a better signal versus inside a concrete building. I'm in DC and I get edge in my office but 3G outdoors at usually 2mbps. I guess you can try *228 options 1 and 2 to see if that helps.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Verizon is not that much faster than sprint.
    You want fast hspa+ speeds on your 4S, try AT&T.
     
  6. mreg376 macrumors 6502a

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    Ummm, Verizon doesn't use Edge.

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    I don't know what Edge network you're talking about, since that's not Verizon. And I get terrific reception on my Verizon 4s in New York City. Where are you?
     
  7. ecwhite4S macrumors 6502

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    I have Verizon, and although I dont use 3G a whole lot, it doesn't seem horribly slow. I guess it just depends on where you are.

    I think wifi spoils us. It would be nice if 3G were as fast as wifi.
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    The DSL wifi at my work is only around 1 to 1.5mbps.
    My AT&T is always faster than that. At least 3mbps or higher.
    So 3G is as fast and sometimes faster than some wifi connections.
     

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