UK, O2 and poor 3G performance on the iPhone 5

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by northernbaldy, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. northernbaldy macrumors 6502a

    northernbaldy

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    #1
    Is anyone else having problems?
    Sometimes it's really quick (compared to my old 4) and other times GPRS is quicker :eek:
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 601

    MrGimper

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    My O2 3G has been consistently 2-2.5x better at my house, than my 4s
     
  3. cdrider macrumors newbie

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    It's not a problem, it's just o2's 3G is poor. They've publicly acknowledged this. It's supposedly going to improve when they merge with Vodafone but for the time being there's not much you can do.
     
  4. gr4z macrumors regular

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    Merge with Vodafone? When is this happening?
    I am tempted to swap over the Three - the coverage around Peterborough for O2 is poor anyway.
     
  5. cdrider macrumors newbie

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    Dunno when it starts but they aim to finish by 2015
     
  6. northernbaldy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    northernbaldy

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    I have never experienced this with my iPhone 4 though, just the 5 :confused:
     
  7. d123 macrumors 68000

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    They aren't merging, what they are doing is setting up a joint venture to run their network infrastructure. It's a 50:50 venture a bit like the T-Mobile-3UK network share set up some years ago.

    Still separate networks, but will basically have identical coverage as all their masts belong to both.
     
  8. Giev macrumors member

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    AFAIK, O2 and Vodafone wil only share 4G. 3G will remain seperate.

    ON the otherhand EE and 3 share 3G but not 4G.
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

    sunking101

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    My i5 reception/signal has been awful compared to the i4 I bad before. Same network (O2), same place of work, same home address and same activity patterns. Either the network suddenly went pants, or it's the iPhone 5. I rarely get a 3G signal unless in a city centre, and when I do get one the performance is usually poor. I've put up with this for over a year and can't wait to get my Note 4!
     
  10. DannyBres macrumors 65816

    DannyBres

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    My iP5 signal on O2 has been terrible for 2 years. with 20 days to go on my contract i moved to three.

    It is AMAZING having a phone with a usable data allowance and decent coverage!.
     

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