No 3G all of a sudden

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dunc453, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. dunc453 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    just got iphone on wednesday.
    Its EPIC lol.
    Anyways, yesterday, sat at my desk i had perfect 3G signal.
    Now, sat at my desk, i have no 3G signal.
    When i turn wifi off, i have no 3G signal. I went into settings and checked that 3G was enabled, it is. And still no 3G signal.
    I will have to check if it works elsewhere.

    Any ideas? Im on UK O2 network btw (paygo)

  2. DYER macrumors 6502

    Oct 4, 2008
    London, UK
    Sometimes 3G networks are "full" and you cannot get a slot on them.
    it may be there are lots of people around you who are using the connection?
  3. dunc453 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Nobody around me with iPhone or a 3G device.
    I think it may be fixed though.
    When i touch the home button, after the phone has gone to sleep, the lock screen shows 3G, however when i unlock it, it shows wifi rather than 3G.
    Is this normal?
  4. DPA macrumors 65816


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    It doesn't sound very normal to me. You should call your doctor! :p

    Try a restore. It may help. As an earlier poster mentioned, 3G networks can get "full" and you are put off to a 2G network. There are more phones with 3G than just the iPhone 3G, so if it looks like no one around you has an iPhone they may have a different phone on 3G. Also, you can't see everywhere and everyone in the network area that you are in. Most network areas (covered by one tower) are huge.

  5. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    Try turning wi-fi, off then switch airplane mode off then on, while keeping wi-fi off.
  6. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    Mine had an "E" up there the other day. No idea what that means
  7. DPA macrumors 65816


    It means EDGE. Here is a thread!

    And MRoogle! This time it was only 6 threads down from this one.;)


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