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Old 14.11.2011, 14:11
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3G network and the new Iphone 4S

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I got my iphone a couple of days ago and I can't seem to receive any data traffic when I am not in a wifi zone. Essentially when I'm outside I can't get the 3G network to work.

In the old iphone 3g there was a switch to enable the phone to switch to 3g, when you wanted to access the internet and you were outside. You then saw the 3g symbol. I don't see this at all on the new 4S.

I'm on Orange and have a data plan.

Do I need to reset my network settings?? or am I missing something??

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Old 14.11.2011, 14:15
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Re: 3G network and the new Iphone 4S

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Settings > General > Network

Is cellular data on or off?
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Old 14.11.2011, 14:25
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Re: 3G network and the new Iphone 4S

Yes, it is, thanks.

I think I've figured it out - had my network set to manual as I live in a poor Orange area and my phone would switch to another network.

Switched it to Automatic and now i see Orange 3G on the screen.

Just have to be careful to check the phone isn't switching to another network now!

Still would prefer an actual 3g switch like on the old iphone!
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Old 14.11.2011, 14:39
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Yes, it is, thanks.

I think I've figured it out - had my network set to manual as I live in a poor Orange area and my phone would switch to another network.

Switched it to Automatic and now i see Orange 3G on the screen.

Just have to be careful to check the phone isn't switching to another network now!

Still would prefer an actual 3g switch like on the old iphone!
What do you mean by a 3G switch? So that you can turn 3G off and just use GPRS? Why would you want to do that?

If you turn cellular data off it will turn off 3G and GPRS. There is no EDGE network on Orange in Switzerland.
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Old 16.11.2011, 05:19
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I got my iphone a couple of days ago and I can't seem to receive any data traffic when I am not in a wifi zone. Essentially when I'm outside I can't get the 3G network to work.
The problem is, that Orange has lousy coverage. Their 3G network is very spotty - and outside that coverage, there's no EDGE. GPRS is barely enough to handle push-email.
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Re: 3G network and the new Iphone 4S

Well actually it's not 100% correct: Orange is deploying EDGE and started in the Wallis according to this article: http://www.scal.ch/2011/orange-le-ed...e-en-romandie/
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Old 17.11.2011, 21:26
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Well actually it's not 100% correct: Orange is deploying EDGE and started in the Wallis according to this article: http://www.scal.ch/2011/orange-le-ed...e-en-romandie/
Well, about a month ago, orange told Le Dimanche that it wouldn't deploy EDGE until late 2012. Apparently, they've now decided to do partial roll-outs rather than waiting to do a full-country deployment in 2012. I guess it'll be mid 2012 until all of the country is covered. By then, my contract will be up for renewal. Still hoping that cablecom will buy them, so that I can profit from a good bundle deal :-)
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