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iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

I preordered as well with a credit card. I took mine back to a corporate store and they swiped my card giving me a refund for the phone.  I'm waiting for Apple to send me a check for AppleCare +.

Jcs33 wrote:

Hey how fast did they put the money back into ur card? They told me I couldn't get back into my card for some reason... And I payed with my card when I preorderd.. I have to wait 2 weeks for a check..sucks ***

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

The issue has made front page of Macrumors...  Let's hope it gets resolved.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/sprint-and-att-working-on-issue-with-iphone-data-speeds/

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

in Miramar FL area, call Sprint and they told me nothing down in the network, and this is what i got...

Thanks Sprint charging the $10 permium date on iphone

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Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

facke02 wrote:

The issue has made front page of Macrumors...  Let's hope it gets resolved.

http://www.macrumors.com/2011/10/24/sprint-and-att-working-on-issue-with-iphone-data-speeds/

I'm hoping whatever steps they take to fix the iphone slow speeds (if they take any) will also benefit those of us on other smartphones with crappy Sprint speeds.   Not sure why Sprint isn't embracing EVDO rev B as long they roll out LTE - no real expense to Sprint and it helps their remaining customers.

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

bellowsfactor wrote:

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

Thanks Sprint charging the $10 permium date on iphone

Don't worry - sprint charges all of their smartphone users a $10 premium for the "rich" data experience they "enjoy" on Sprint.

Wizard

Re: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

This wont work for everyone (since some might actually be in an overloaded tower) but the PRL has been the one that has been causing problem for some check this forum http://community.sprint.com/baw/message/358412#358412 that why some people see improvement after they dial the update code. Coming from a Sprint employee  PRL ver. 31001 is causing issues. PRL ver. 51082 is not the issue. Hope this help some of you.

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Journeyman

Re: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1553732761.png

http://www.speedtest.net/result/1553741279.png

It's not just the iPhones, ever since like 1-2 weeks ago, I can not get an upload above 0.11Mbps most of the time now it's - 0.02Mbps Upload. I am using a 3G Modem, Rev-a, 100% on a single T-1 tower. In MN - 55987. The service has become unusable lately, I can surf the web, but anyhting like gaming, youtube is absolutely impossible. My normal speeds were Download 0.70 - 1.27Mbps and Upload 0.46Mbps. This connection has been like that for 2 years and now this crap happens. I can't do crap, and it sucks. I think it's tower congestion for sure ans Sprint knows their network can't handle it. Return the phones this can't be fixed unless tower get upgraded.

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

I am on Long Island Ny and I have not been able to get speeds above 100kbps on 3g and I have been all through manhattan and most of main land NY with the same result everywhere.  Sprint better do something about this and soon.

Journeyman

Re: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

I'm in San Antonio, TX and have had recently switched over from AT&T.  I switched over because Sprint offered the only unlimited plan. (now I know why)

Even with FULL BARS I'll be lucky if  google maps loads or if i can use siri.  This unlimited thing is a joke I wish this issue got more attention I'm counting down the days i have to return my iPhone hoping Sprint will anounce a fix. 

My girlfriend has an Evo 4g(4g off)  and we tested them side by at the exact same time. These were the results

Iphone 4s -      .20 Mbps ?!?!?!

 

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Evo 4g ( 4g off)

see this!!! at 1:37am she got 1.52 Mbps !!!! and I can't even get .21 mbps

All of her Evo tests below were with 4g off. Whats wrong with my iPhone??? my speeds never come close to this.

I visited AT&T inquiring about swithchin back please fix this Sprint.

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Journeyman

Re: iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

Sorry but your Speed issues won't be getting resolve anytime soon...... these issues aren't just for the Iphone 4S but for almost every phone sprint has..... The real issue is that, their towers/servers are overloaded and can't handle so much traffic thus the slow a** data speeds. I can't get past 0.11 Mbps on my Nexus S 4G unless i switch onto 4G which gives decent speeds but the connection is so spotty it's barely usable.

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

really slow network speed. cannot even watch youtube video

Journeyman

iPhone 4S on 3G data network too slow to be useful

Guys do not worry those of you with the iPhone 4s read this on Cnet's website http://m.cnet.com/Article.rbml?nid=20125013&bid=248&test=20125013%26assetType=BLOG_POST%26beginStart...

I hope this eases your mind some!!  🙂

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