iPhone 3GS Data Connectivity Failing Entirely

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by WickedRabbit, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. WickedRabbit macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    So over the past few days, anything data related on my iPhone 3GS has just stopped working and will not start working again until I completely power the device off and turn it back on.

    For starters, my email seems to not be pushing and will only grab the mail when I open the mail application. Trying to load apps that require a data connection the app will time out and say server error. It's been doing this the past few days constantly.

    This is my first iPhone and I'm within my 30 days and if these are the types of issues that I've been hearing people talk about I can see why people are returning the device and I'm about to return it and get my BlackBerry back.
  2. eaglesteve macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2009
    Get it replaced. I did for mine and now it's fine.
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    I wouldn't pay too much attention to all the stuff you see on MR about people returning the 3GS. These are forums and you're going to see complaints, because people are on here to get solutions or complain. The 3GS is generally a good product. If I were you, I'd try resetting your network settings (probably won't work) and then doing a DFU restore. If the restore doesn't help, take it back and get a new one. But don't go to the BB just because of one problem, IMO.
  4. WickedRabbit thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 17, 2009
    Not being able to use data is a pretty big problem that's very worthy of returning a product. That's like not returning a car despite the fact that you can't put it in drive.

    I've reset everything, and recently even restored the phone (second time I've had to restore the phone and i'm still within the trial period... not a good sign of what to expect from the product).

    Besides, I didn't give up my Berry because of problems. Berry ran flawless. I was mostly curious about the iPhone. I still actually have a Berry (Business provided), but I also had a personal one (the one I gave up for the iPhone) and I'm at the point of just going back to two BlackBerry's since the iPhone seems to not be delivering. But, I will see if the reset helps.

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