iPhone 3G Connectivity Suppose to get better with 2.0.2 (AT&T Sends SMS Notifcation)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michael31986, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
    they said appple had an update ad to update my 3g phone. Anyone else get this message? It doesn't say it fixes 3g just says to update the phone
  2. alejovh1 macrumors regular

    Apr 24, 2008
  3. gts197 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    i got it and I am 2.0.2. they are probably just sending it out for the people who dont keep up with the updates and dont realize there is a potential fix for their phone.
  4. Denny Crane macrumors member

    Denny Crane

    Jul 8, 2007
    I'm still on 2.0 because of all I have read here. Haven't received anything yet.
  5. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2007
    I'm still on 2.0.1 and haven't got a text...

    *EDIT* NM, I just got one as well :p
  6. starsfan91 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    iPhone 3G Connectivity Suppose to get better with 2.0.2 (AT&T Sends SMS Notifcation)

    I just received a free text message from AT&T and Apple saying that the software update that was released last Monday was suppose to help the 3G connection. Well, with my experience since upgrading to 2.0.2 my connection has basically dropped to 2 bars or less while on 3G in a 3G-enabled city (Dallas, TX) where I am suppose to have excellent connection. Since Monday I have had about 5 or 6 dropped calls, and it takes me about 30 minutes to receive text messages (I tested this out by having one of my friends send me a text message).

    I am an Apple supporter. They have amazing computers and iPods and I have recommended them to my friends when they asked me if they should get a PC or a Mac. I only wish the iPhone 3G could be just as reliable.

    Currently I have switched my 3G connection to off so I am on EDGE, and I have 5 bars where ever I am.

    The message from AT&T and Apple said: "A free message from Apple and AT&T: An important software update for iPhone 3G has been available on iTunes since this past Monday. To get it, simply synch your iPhone 3G with iTunes and click the "Check For Update" button.

    Has anyone had a better connection with 3G since downloading this update?

  7. michael31986 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008
  8. jedediah macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2008
    I'm running 2.0.1 and got the message, but I'm assuming it just went out to everyone:

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  9. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    I'm running 2.0.2 and just got the msg in 35801.
  10. dwman macrumors 6502


    Nov 15, 2007
    San Francisco
    Yup. Just got the text as well. It's basically a blast text to anyone with an iPhone.
  11. lavrishevo macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    I wonder if they are tracking who has what firmware and sending only to certain groups? I disabled Apple's kill switch for 3rd party apps on my phone. I love Apple but no way do I want them to have any control over my phone whatsoever.
  12. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Did you read the thread? They're sending to everyone. I have 2.0.2, and I got the message.
  13. iammike1 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Columbia MD
    Nope, I updated to 2.0.2 and immediately noticed a much less stable 3G data signal.

    Example, although I only have 1 bar of 3G at my desk at work, I could browse data without issue at a reasonable speed. Now with that same 1 bar, I can test Edge and 3G and they are getting almost the same results....which is kinda sad.

    With a better signal, 3G is faster but not as fast as it was before I updated to 2.0.2. Also even with a great signal, since 2.0.2 I have had the 3G connection simply not work even though it was indicated I was on 3G. This has happened enough that for the first time since I got the 3G (launch day) this is the first time I have switched off 3G.

    I even downgraded back to 2.0.1 and still have the same issues now but from what I've read, I believe the modem firmware is updated with 2.0.2 but when reinstalling 2.0.1 the newer modem firmware is left in place. This leads me to believe that these new 3G problems are limited to the new modem firmware.

    Wish I knew a way to downgrade that modem firmware back to the 2.0.1 version.
  14. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Katy, TX
  15. AustinSTI macrumors 6502

    Jul 2, 2007
    No change in austin down or up...
  16. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Apple Sends SMS to Customers about 2.0.2 Update



    Yesterday, an MSNBC writer pleaded to Apple to send a text message to its users notifying them of the new Firmware update.
    We're not sure if that advice reached Apple, but AT&T and Apple did indeed start sending out text messages to its users asking them to upgrade to the new iPhone 2.0.2 firmware.
    Apple has said that this update should address some of the 3G connectivity problems that have been reported.

    Article Link
  17. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    If you ever do a forum search, you will find several existing threads that already talk about what 2.0.2 is supposed to do, what it actually does, etc.
  18. Freedomflyer macrumors newbie

    Sep 14, 2007
    That seems very interesting, and also, a turn on Apple's strategy. Usually, they like to interfere as LITTLE as possible and be behind the scenes, just like their software. It's also interesting that the call for the text messages actaully resulted in them. Very interesting.
    A text message, though, is most likeley a VERY efficient way of communicating quite unobtrusively with customers. Many people (heaven forbid) do not use email, and wouldnt like an automated computer calling them. And yet, everyone HAS to have a phone number, so you might as well text them.
    Apple seems to be more vocal about current issues than in the past.
  19. daneoni macrumors G4


    Mar 24, 2006
  20. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    I really like the idea though... but.. this means AT&T knows what firmware we are using, because I didnt get this text... Meaning they already know im at 2.0.2!
  21. xoph3 macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2008
    In my particular case, I had maybe 3 dropped calls prior to 2.0.2 total. Still not great, but wasn't too worrying. Since 2.0.2, I have had most of my outgoing calls dropped at least once (most often multiple times) before getting to a dial tone, and probably 25-30% of the calls that do connect (incoming or outgoing) drop mid conversation while stationary. Not an improvement on this end.

    For reference, this is in downtown Toronto. Rogersland basically, where I've never had less than 4 bars on any phone I've owned (3G or otherwise), let alone repeated call dropping.
  22. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    Nope. I've had 2.0.2 since an hour after its release, and I got the text.

    BTW, I've had no connectivity issues, either, with any of the firmware versions. I've had one dropped call since July 25th. (I'm just saying it, since most posts are about problems)
  23. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    Very interesting.. because with the issues everyone else has had with 2.0.1 and 2.0.2, I haven't updated my iPhone yet, and I haven't received the SMS message.. Could it be that the iPhone is phoning home to both Apple and ATT?

  24. bstpierre macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2008
    It might mean they haven't sent yours yet. You wouldn't want to send 2 million text messages all at once (I know AT&T wouldn't want to at least).

    I think it would be better if Apple had a way to send a message to iTunes telling it to check for an update (or just that one existed) instead of waiting the week or two for the next check. I guess that would be push notification of an update. Although a free text message isn't too bad.
  25. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

    Apr 13, 2007
    Same, never had any issues with any of it!

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