Update Carrier Settings VZW IPhone 4

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  1. patp Guest

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    Synching my phone prompted iTunes to install a carrier update. Did the update and my 3G Internet seems to be faster. Speed test shows 0.95 Mbps when I normally would get max 0.50 Mbps. Anyone else do the update and get any bump in performance?
     
  2. iSPARC macrumors newbie

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    My wife and I just received the update as well. I haven't ran any tests yet, but our coverage is better now. Before the update we both would have a consistent 2 bars in our house, but since the update the lowest we have seen is 3 bars with it normally hovering around 4 bars.

    I'll run some speed tests later, but it seems this was a positive update for us.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I doubt a carrier update would cause a 3G speed increase.
    Download speed has to do with network traffic on a particular time and cell tower.
    The carrier software update is more about the way the phone communicates with Verizons network.
     
  4. diegoesk macrumors regular

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    If im jailbroken, should I download this?

    EDIT: Im in NYC and I get consistent 5 bars. I doubt I need this..
     
  5. patp thread starter Guest

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    I really have no idea. May be placebo effect here too.
     
  6. diegoesk macrumors regular

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    im jailbroken. I did the update... nothing happened (just an upgrade in carrier number- 9.6- 10.1 I think).

    Im gonna do the PRL lists update now to make sure everything is on the up and up..
     
  7. patp thread starter Guest

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    I've never come close to these kinds of speeds. I was averaging .30 - .50 Mbps kinds of speeds. Anything above .50 is an eye brow raiser.


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  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, it wont mess with the JB.

    A difference between 0.5 and 0.8Mbps is not that much.
    Speedtests will vary thruout the day.
    I know for VZ folks half a Mbps improvement seems like heaven:D
     
  9. patp thread starter Guest

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    I'll take any improvement i can get!
    Thanks
    :)
     
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  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    They do, they had plenty of carrier updates in the past.
    This is just for the Verizon network and has nothing to do with AT&T or other carriers.
    Since 4.0+ carrier updates can be pushed to the phone OTA and also thru itunes.
    Before they were only available to be installed thru itunes.
     
  12. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    No dramatically increased effect.
    - I am also JBed and it did not affect me.
    JB SAFE.
     
  13. goofybutsane macrumors newbie

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    i was connecting at around 1.7 mbps consistently now i'm over 2 just about 90% of the time
     

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_6 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E200 Safari/6533.18.5)

    What about for us who didn't get the update? (got my VZW iPhone yesterday)
     
  15. DDustiNN macrumors 65816

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    Wow, what is your secret?? My biggest complaint about my iPhone is how painfully slow the 3G service is... It's like living in the age of dial-up again :mad:
     

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  16. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Just did the carrier update here. Can't say what it did, but things seem same (which is good).
     
  17. Epic Xbox Revie macrumors 6502a

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    Check if it came installed. Go to settings, General, about, and "Carrier", it should say 10.1 if you have the most recent version.
     
  18. Geffen macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_5 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8E128 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I just received the Verizon carrier update I don't notice much of a difference in speed on my iPhone.
     
  19. Vice92 macrumors regular

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    I tried updating last night and it shut off my internet. It said "you are not subscribed to an internet package". Very odd. But I just did a network settings reset and all is well.
     
  20. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    Wow! I just ran a speedtest and downloaded at 1.34 Mbps.

    Before the highest I had was 0.57 Mbps. Most often it was in the 0.30-0.50 Mbps range.
     
  21. patp thread starter Guest

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    This morning I'm back to my same crappy downloads speeds of 0.30-0.50.
    Guess it must have been the late night lack of users on the network.

    I'm hoping that VZW gets it together and improves the download speeds cause this is really a joke. It's like we jumped into a time machine and we're using a ****ing dial up modem.
     
  22. ZmyDust macrumors regular

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    I just got this pop up on my phone. I hit "Update" but it doesn't seem to do anything. When I go into general and about, it still says I have version 9. Seems each time I go into general and come back out, it asks me again? I'm at work without ability to sync up with a computer.

    It should be able to download its own update over 3G right? Doens't seem to be installing itself correctly.

    Edit: I am Jailbroken if that matters.
     
  23. ApexBoost macrumors member

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    I got it last night, 3g speeds seem to be about the same for me but my average reception has bumped up a bar or two.
     
  24. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I think you have to reboot.
     
  25. ZmyDust macrumors regular

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    Still no luck
     

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