Virgin iPhone 4 Issues (Canada)

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  1. d4m1r macrumors regular

    d4m1r

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    Hey guys, I recently switched over from Rogers to Virgin. I had no complaints with them but after many,many years they weren't willing to give me anything special of a deal even after my contract expired this month.

    Virgin is definitely the better deal, was able to port over my number, and no contract :) I was worried about the Bell network but it seems to be doing OK. I don't have 5 bars everywhere anymore but I always have 3-4.

    I am noticing issues connecting calls or sending texts however....Downtown, it can take 30 seconds to connect a call during weekdays, could this be because of congestion on the Bell network in Ontario? Also, texts fail to send at least 25% of the time and then I have to resent them (they send the 2nd time 99% of the time). I do notice a difference on my phone as well. If I go to Settings>General>Network, 3G is enabled even though I don't have a data plan:confused: Cellular Data is off, but if I disable 3G, I get no reception to make calls or texts!!! On Rogers, both 3G and Cellular Data were set to off and it worked perfectly.

    Could this be a network issue? It must also means Virgin users (even those without a data plan) get worse battery life because they need to leave 3G enabled to connect to the Bell network while Rogers users don't?
     
  2. d4m1r thread starter macrumors regular

    d4m1r

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  3. d4m1r thread starter macrumors regular

    d4m1r

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    Are there not many Canadians on here?! Seems like a pretty inactive forum...:confused:
     
  4. dborod macrumors member

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    I'm Canadian, and on Rogers. Sounds like a network issue when calls don't connect and txt messages don't go through. Not sure what you can do about it though.
     

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