Vodafone UK Warning iPhone 4S Users Not to Upgrade to iOS 6.1 Due to 3G Issues

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Vodafone UK today began sending out text messages to iPhone 4S owners on its network instructing them not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 due to issues with 3G performance. iOS 6.1 was released to the public on January 28.
    The carrier has yet to offer additional information on the issue, but Apple's iOS 6.1.1 update has just entered developer testing earlier this week. Vodafone's message suggests that this update will address the 3G problem, but neither Apple nor Vodafone has explicitly confirmed that this is the case.

    Update: Vodafone has now posted a notice on its support forums addressing the issue.
    (Thanks, Martin!)

    Article Link: Vodafone UK Warning iPhone 4S Users Not to Upgrade to iOS 6.1 Due to 3G Issues
  2. Glassed Silver macrumors 68020

    Glassed Silver

    Mar 10, 2007
    Kassel, Germany
    Bit late, no?

    Still better than nothing I guess...

    Glassed Silver:mac
  3. ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    I run 6.1.1 beta 1 on my 5 and the baseband firmware is the same as 6.1. That being said, perhaps it's a carrier profile issue?

    Maybe someone using a 4s with 6.1.1 can tell us their firmware compared to 6.1.
  4. fullfast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2010
    Must admit for the last week I have been getting absolutely terrible 3G coverage, calls not getting through and then being notified of a voicemail.....seems to be when I am on a WiFi environment and a call comes through it never gets there.....

    Just going to update to 6.1.1 and see if it makes any difference as cant go backwards....
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    What do you think of the beta? I find no different at all. No bugs
  6. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
    Seems likely that some Android fan at Vodafone is just trying to stir the pot. :rolleyes:
  7. Capers123 macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
  8. keysofanxiety macrumors 604


    Nov 23, 2011
    A little unrelated to the 3G topic, but I'd just like to state that Vodafone is the worst company I've ever had dealings with. I've been on their contract for 23 months (just one more month until it's over, nearly there!) and they can wholeheartedly suckle from my left testicle.
  9. davidjearly macrumors 68020


    Sep 21, 2006
    Glasgow, Scotland
    That sounds like it would be painful.
  10. HMI macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2012
    Haven't they abused you enough?!

    Maybe you should try AT&T?
    They suckle too!
  11. 725032 Guest


    Aug 5, 2012
  12. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    Ulp, just upgraded to 6.1 and jailbroke today. Am on o2. Still, between home and work and kids, I am rarely away from wifi, and even crappy 3G is good enough for the limited amount of actual mobile browsing I get to do when I'm not stuck 50foot underground.
  13. Westside guy macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Hmm... I have noticed my data connection cuts in and out at home since I upgraded to 6.1 - it was never very strong at my place, but this never used to happen.

    So if the update itself is at fault (that's an assumption, obviously) - would it specifically be the baseband update that's problematic?
  14. ghostface147, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

    ghostface147 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2008
    Still a bug from 6.1 beta 1 where some of my non-iPhone captured photos are sorted out of order. They're sorted fine in iPhoto events. This wasn't an issue on 6.0 or 6.0.1. I never tried 6.0.2 since I went to the 6.1 beta builds.
  15. vmistery macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2010
    I upgraded to 6.1 and am on Vodafone. But as they seem to have virtually 0 3G coverage anywhere I go anyway I haven't noticed any difference. Perhaps fixing my wifi bug where even though I am connected to wifi networks that worked fine on the 3GS but cannot stay connected (without having to reboot) on the 5 would be nice! Sorry for the rant.
  16. parish macrumors 65816


    Apr 14, 2009
    Wilts., UK
    Vodafone have a 3G network??? Not anywhere I go regularly they don't :rolleyes:
  17. petayshadow1234, Feb 8, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013

    petayshadow1234 macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2013
    That's strange, I'm on Vodafone with a iPhones 4s and I went straight to iOS 6.1 when it was released. I have had no problems what so ever. In fact it could possibly have been better recently. Still hate Vodafone though.
  18. dwright1974 macrumors 6502


    Aug 13, 2007
    I was on Vodascum with my iPhone 4. When I was in between the 4 and 5 I moved to 3 on their rolling 1 month contract because vodafone's 3G coverage was shocking.

    3's network, for me, is awesome and I roam around the country. When iPhone 5 came out, I stuck with them on the £37/mth contract which includes all you can eat data. This week they've also said 4G will be standard so I think I will get it when they start rolling it out.

    I am "nearly "an advocate of them, I think they're often overlooked due to them not having a great network in the past but when you're looking to move I would give them. Look-see!

    Why am I "nearly" an advocate of them? Their customer service is shocking! But over the length of a contract you shouldn't have to contact them that much, do it all in store!

    Nothing to do with the topic as such but from one ex-vodafoner to another!

    - D
  19. Yumbo macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2011
  20. rit macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2012
    The same problem exisit with Vodafone India as well :(
  21. Keisari macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2012
    Same problem here in Finland with the biggest carrier Sonera: bad connections, no calls at all etc. After the latest update there is no button for 3G to turn it off. Only LTE. My biggest concern is batterylife. In 8h my iPhone5 is dead...
  22. Dominicanyor macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2012
    A little to late for that. When is the next update?
  23. turtlez macrumors 6502a


    Jun 17, 2012
    My day always goes down a little whenever I hear or read about Vodafone.
  24. dave61 macrumors newbie


    Jun 2, 2010
    That explains it ...

    ... traveling in the UK last weekend my iPhone 4S, with IOS 6.1, roaming on Vodafone UK mysteriously stopped working one evening. I put it down to the hotel being in a black-spot but it would not reconnect several miles down the road. Solved with a complete reboot.
  25. chimpboy74 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 12, 2007
    Not a lot of love for Vodafone!

    Last year one of their retentions team tried to get my wife to stay with them. He ended up being extremely rude and telling her she didn't have a clue. An hour later the same idiot phoned me. He tried to deny it but I had some fun with that.

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