Is anyone getting LTE in SF bay area?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lguest, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. lguest macrumors newbie

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    I just had an error message saying "PDP authentication failure" and then my phone is not connecting to LTE. When I restart the phone, it shows "No service" for a while and then seems to connect to 4G.

    Does anyone have or had a similar problem?
     
  2. b-a-r macrumors newbie

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    I'm in Oakland and am getting LTE just fine.. maybe you have local tower down?
     
  3. chrscap macrumors regular

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  4. lguest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Weird.. I think I should call at&t. I was in Palo Alto when I first saw this and I still have it in San Mateo.
     
  5. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    2 iPhones having this issue in Phoenix, AZ. AT&T.
     
  6. TRMC13 macrumors member

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    Get LTE downtown, Oakland, and Layfayette. No problems.
     
  7. lguest thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. lguest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When did it start to happen? Was it around 7PM? I see that some areas just started to get LTE. At&t probably messed up while expanding LTE coverage...
     
  9. deadworlds macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in Modesto CA on AT&T. Happened around 8pm, was showing LTE, then no service, now only connects to 4G and sometimes cuts out to no service.
     
  10. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I got the same error with AT&T in Sunnyvale. Drove up to Mountain View and it is working fine.
     
  11. lguest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes.. I don't remember exactly when it started to happen, but it was definitely between 7 and 8 PM. I have the exact same thing. Going back and forth between "no service" and 4G. I was calling at&t but got disconnected because my phone lost the cell connection.

    Annoying.. but kinda relieving to know I am not alone...
     
  12. mitch94mac macrumors newbie

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    I'm having problems in Berkeley. My phone won't connect to LTE and it's been saying no service...but when I go to make a call it magically connects again and the bars come back (to "4G" not LTE).

    I have AT&T as well.
     
  13. albertxp06 macrumors regular

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    Getting LTE just fine all over the East Bay. 4G is pretty fast as well.

    Also wtih AT&T.

    EDIT: Huh. Just lost LTE.
     
  14. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Sf here. Normaly 5 bars LTE at my place. Now 4g only and get no service from time to time. Called AT&T and they said hold times will be long due to a west coast issue.
     
  15. aceys macrumors member

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    Same Same

    Started freaking me out a bit, but same issue here. In San Francisco downtown, also iPhone 5. If you turn off LTE it seems to work fine, but toggling that on will either show NO SERVICE or cause the 'PDP Authentication Error message.'
     
  16. deadworlds macrumors 6502a

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    I got that error message again for the Second time. Here's the screen shot.
     

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  17. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Thank gosh I am not the only one. Got the same PDP authentication failure and currently am not getting LTE like I normally do (only 4G). Hopefully it fixes itself tomorrow. I am in Fremont btw.
     
  18. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    My guess is to many people are texting "go giants" lol.



     
  19. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Same just happened to about an hour ago on AT&t. It happened to my niece some 2 hours ago. I show only 4g, now.
     
  20. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    Yup started after the giants win :)

     
  21. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm in SF visiting and yes I'm getting the same thing. On AT&T.
     
  22. baynhamk macrumors newbie

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    You gotta love it when a plan comes together.
     
  23. richard371 macrumors 68000

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    I think it's an LTE iPhone 5 issue with AT&T. Have an old BB bold I use for testing with work and its sitting in 3G rock solid.
     
  24. Abandapart82 macrumors member

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    Same thing here in walnut creek but it was happening before and after the giants win. It did get worse after they won though.
     
  25. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Seems like it. At first I though AT&T had screwed up my data provision. Called in earlier. In 2 days, when my new billing cycle starts, my family plan will be shifting to mobile share. Yep... I am giving up my unlimited. I only use about 1-1.5 GB /mo anyway. Going to be sharing 10GB with 3 iPhones and 2 dumb phones now. Just glad to be able to tether and FaceTime over cellular now.

    Anyway... looks like an LTE outage and now a problem with my plan.
     

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