Slow 3g connection with iphone 4

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kokoui, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. kokoui macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I have an iphone 4 and i noticed that my 3g connection is really slow, same speeds with gprs, there is no difference. I do not think it is a reception issue because I am getting full 5 bars and the 3g icon is visible. I put it side by side with an iphone 3g and using the 3g network, the iphone 3g was much much faster.

    I read some threads about this situation that i might have a corrupt APN config file, I found that file deleted it and then restored the iphone but with no result , then I restored the iphone as new and again without any result.

    Any other recommendations? Has anyone had a similar problem? Thank for your time.
     
  2. Roman24 macrumors newbie

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    Slow swith from EDGE mode to 3G

    I'm actually in Moscow and 3G is pretty bad here in terms of coverage and speed. My 3G mode on iPhone 4 works slow but the same thing with my previous iPhone 3gs. It's due to immaturity of 3G service in Moscow. But I experience a different problem. When I swith to 3G mode it usually takes 1-2 mins to switch from EDGE to 3G. My 3gs does it much faster. What about that? Should be a software problem I hope.
     
  3. Resist macrumors 68030

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  4. kokoui thread starter macrumors member

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    I do not have the speedtest app installed at the moment but i am getting same speeds as with the gprs
     
  5. kokoui thread starter macrumors member

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    I did a speedtest and here are my result

    Network Latency : 2721 ms
    Download : Avg 3kbits, Max 6 kbits
     
  6. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Download a free network speed test app like speedtest.net from iTunes. Then give us the download and upload speeds.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Might be an outage in your local area.
    Call up AT&T and find out whats going on.
     
  8. filfortugno macrumors regular

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    not iphone 4

    def. not iphone 4, i live in canada and get a consistent 3 mb/s down and .5 mb/s up on 3g and switching is quick(15 secs.) probably is your carrier.
     
  9. kokoui thread starter macrumors member

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    I am not in the States, I live in Cyprus, I bought a factory un;locked phone from UK. I have very good upload speed like 20kb/s but my download is really slow, 5-6 kb/s. I put my sim on another iphone 4 and I got similar speeds but I also tested on the same location with an iphone 3g(different sim though) and the speed difference was substantial. Do you think because I am not using an official carrier , my speed is slow? If I unlock it with ultrasnow I might see a difference?
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, its already factory unlocked.
    JB and unlocking with ultrasnow wont do nothing.
     
  11. filfortugno macrumors regular

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    3g?

    6kb/s down?? I get 900 in low coverage areas in Canada... Your speed is like 0.000001 g speed lol in all seriousness however it might just be the phone because my ip4 is much much faster than my 3G or even my 3GS.
     

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