SoCal iPhone Users, 3G Network Snafu

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  1. CylonGlitch macrumors 68030

    CylonGlitch

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    As of about 9:30am this morning the 3G Network in SoCal has become totally flakey. I stopped by the AT&T store this morning because I thought something was wrong with my phone; it wasn't, they admitted to wide spread 3G failures.

    This means that not only does the data not work, but it also causes most calls to drop or fail (90%+ failure rate on attempted calls)

    If you turn OFF the 3G, it will continue to work.
    Settings -> Network -> 3G Off
    Then turn the phone off and back on.

    They suspect that it may be this way for a few days.
     
  2. pullfocus macrumors 65816

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    I've had no problems here in the Valley at all.
     
  3. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, could be the Orange County area, I know that Irvine, Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and RSM are effected. On my way to the store I tried continuously to call and would only get 1 out of 20 to 30 to go through.

    I said SoCal because that is what the guy at the store told me. But he was very clear that he didn't know much about the details. But his solution of switching to Edge did work, even for making calls.
     
  4. blancoBronco macrumors 6502a

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    well there's a lot of people in SoCal, so it's probably just clogged.

    and I don't know if SNAFU is the right acronym. FUBAR is more appropriate
     
  5. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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  6. xanatos macrumors regular

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    mines been messed up for the last couple of weeks. Especially since 3.1. So it could be that but the 3g has been sooo messed up in the lake forest and santa ana area. I've havent had any problems with att since I got the iphone 3gs and been pretty happy with it. But after this last month. Kinda annoyed cause im paying a premium for data.
    Guess lots of oc problems right now.
     
  7. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    They said that they think it has to do with the MMS service, but seriously how many people are abusing it? I can't think of a lot. But yeah, sounds like you're in the exact same area as I am.

    I was at the Irvine Store, Irvine Blvd and Sand Canyon and it was failing for me there. But while driving down there, just before the Portola Plaza on the 133 I could make any call I wanted. It really seems area dependent.
     
  8. xanatos macrumors regular

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    Iim el toro in lake forest and havent got any text but in Sa off 55 its been on and off.. I called service and they were confused as always but pretty cool. He did some reset of my phone to see if it will register better or something and I got all my texts back.
    I dont think MMs can really affect the system like this. I dont ever send picture messeges and only gotten a couple since the release.
    I think the main problem is 3.1 and a combination of just having crappy service. I've been like the only customer in the Oc to be actually happy with ATT. and have had excellent coverage.
    Oh well.
     
  9. CylonGlitch thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Most people I know have had little to no problems, really, I don't see such a big deal. I would like to see the iPhone on other carriers just for competition but otherwise, things haven't been bad.
     
  10. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    i haven't had any issues on my phone all day (data)... and i've been on it a lot cuz we've had issue with out network at work!
     
  11. Daiden macrumors 6502a

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    At our office in Irvine, everyone was getting no reception at all. It may not have been a widespread problem, but it must have effected a good number of people here in OC.
     
  12. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    I've been in Fullerton all day and had no reception issues.
     
  13. crpercodani macrumors member

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    What premium do you pay for data? We all pay $30 for the iphone 3G(S) data, and many people live in edge areas. You think if you had a 3G(S) iphone in a rural area with edge/gprs only that att would charge you less? Nope.
     
  14. noobinator macrumors 601

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    My 3G is getting it's usual .4 down .1 up here in Pasadena.
    :mad:
     
  15. xanatos macrumors regular

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    Uh no I'm paying for 3g service if it keeps going to edge service then why Am i paying a higher cost if I can't get what I'm paying for.does that make more sense to you now
     
  16. pepe8714 macrumors newbie

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    i dont even bother w 3g. i just keep it on edge all day. stupid iphone cant downgrade to edge when service is ****** its stupid
     
  17. OverSpun macrumors 6502a

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    yea, I've been getting a lot of dropped calls too. Also in OC.
     
  18. Brien macrumors 68020

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  19. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    No problems in Long Beach, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and surrounding areas.
     
  20. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    No problems for me in Fullerton / Brea all day. Must be South County.
     
  21. Nine9si macrumors member

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    I've had no issues here in the valley. I have 3g 99% of the time. I have more of a problem with calls being dropped than with my data.
     
  22. crpercodani macrumors member

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    Your paying for data not 3G, living in a area with 3G is a added benefit. But you would pay $30 no matter where you live be it a 3G area or Edge, maybe you just can't understand what I'm saying. AT&T charges $30 for the iPhone 3G(S) data, the doesn't mean you are guaranteed 3G speeds just that you have data access for your iPhone. Try this, call AT&T and tell them your moving to a area that has no 3G coverage and see if they will reduce your data plan cost. Guess what, they won't. It costs the same no matter what speeds you get, show me where in the details it says your paying for 3G service?

     
  23. xanatos macrumors regular

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    Its not that big of deal to start looking thru legal documents haha.. Just saying it sucks paying for nicer and faster service and it always being down. dont you think?
     
  24. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    has this problem in your areas been cleared yet? im still running fine here in huntington beach.
     
  25. crpercodani macrumors member

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    That I can give you a AMEN to, I think its BS they advertise 3G in your area but it doesn't work half the time, I would be pissed if that was my case. But just be happy you get it at all, cuz I don't! lol.
     

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