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irvin38a

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Hi, I have an iPhone 4S on the 3 network and was wondering if the following is normal?....

I live in an area of great 3G coverage and I'm rarely unable to get 3G. However, when I go down to 1 bar of 3G or 0 bars (but still showing 3G) I cannot use internet, text or call. It never switches to a 'G' or 'EDGE' symbol. It just stays on 3G or No Signal when it drops below the 3G 0 bars.

I know you cannot turn off 3G like you could on the older models but is the phone actually unable to operate unless it has a 3G signal??

Thanks for your help!
 
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eey_ore_9

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I think 3 is just a waste of time...i cannot get a signal at home on the 3 network and a LOT of other places iv found and when i try to use the net....with 3 g good signal it takes ages to load pages.....im currently complaining to 3 about ending my contract because their service doesnt provide me with what i need and is contrary to their description. I have actually used a pay as you go sim from freinds o2, tesco, orange,etc and they all give me good signal everywhere
 

karlosthemarra

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To the OP, it's not the phone which is causing the problem. It's your network.

The "3" network will only work in a 3G area, they no longer allow connections that are less than 3G (edge etc)

I found this out when I was looking for the cheapest deal on a 4s from a phone saleswoman who worked for 3 and advised me against them.

They used to allow lesser connections, but not no more!
 

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