Very very very slow hspa+ data speeds on Iphone 4S

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Very very very slow hspa+ data speeds on Iphone 4S

Just curious how many other people are having dead slow data speeds on the iphone 4S on the Hspa+ network AND Wifi?

 

I've switched phones once already and changed sims last night. Nothing seems to improve.

 

The Iphone4 was awesome at everything in the Chicago &  New York areas.

 

Now at least in Chicago, I can't get down speeds more than 0.6 mb down and up speeds of no more than 0.1 mb.

 

I usually have zero connection to the data network in most places as well except underground in the subway on one area of north downtown. Smiley Surprised

 

I don't know what to do as I have sold my Iphone4 already, I can't go back. No one seems to be complaining about this issue to ATT or stores though.  Am I the only one ???

 

So in addition, it's very slow on my wifi network as well while I have a few laptops and an ipad doing fine.  My significant other's older apple device and computer are fine speed wise as well.

 

Any suggestions? or are u guys just fine?

 

Thanks,

 

Ken

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Teacher

Re: Very very very slow hspa+ data speeds on Iphone 4S

No one's replied yet so i suppose everyone is actually doing ok with the data speeds and connection?

 

Try the speedtest app and let me know your speeds and city if you're ok with it.

 

Actually, my girlfriend's phone just broke, I would like to get her an iphone but i probably will try to Not get her a 4s.

 

I'd like some more confirmation of problems or nonproblems though, thanks!

 

Ken

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I am actually having the same issue...I found your post through Google... I think there may be an issue with some of the Iphone 4S's because mine is random.  It gets very slow on WiFi or 3G when I try to use Google or if I'm on Facebook, it just says updating and never works, but I'm still able to do other things like send a text or something like that.  It's just weird but very annoying.  When I reboot the phone and start my Facebook or Google app, the data seems to work fine for about 5 or 10 minutes, then it does it again.... I thought maybe my otterbox case was messing with it, so I took it off the phone and it still did the same thing, just sits there with that stupid little circle spinning at the bottom, and I live in Dallas!!  Like i said, not just 3G but Wifi too...something wrong with this stupid phone, I'm seriously thinkin about going in and trading it for another one and hope the other one is not faulty.....

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Strange thing is, I did test Speedtest while I was having this issue and Speedtest shows fine download/upload speeds....but anything network related like Google or Facebook, it will just sit there and not do anything.  Can't be the apps because they are all up to date and both are doing the same thing....I am wondering how many people have this same problem but just don't realize it as being an issue yet....

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I have been quite dissapointed in the network speed. I don't even know if it is HSPA+ since the icon says 3G.

 

Wifi speeds are fine.

 

 

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Re: Very very very slow hspa+ data speeds on Iphone 4S

I would not expect the HSPA+ speeds on the 4S to be that much noticeable nor nearly as reliable as opposed to the good ol' 3G signal. The iPhone will probably be able to handle faster speeds better when an LTE iPhone is released, which will probably be next year.

How are you able to tell the difference, anyway? As far as I know, there is no "4G" indicator on the 4S with the maximum level of service being 3G.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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I'm getting so fed up. I can't believe i'm saying this but if they don't fix this issue before the 30 day return policy, i think i might go android.  There is nothing I can do on this phone at many times and that's unacceptable.  I need a device i can trust to get online when i need it though. Argh!

 

Some say it's a network issue, some have said that it's iOS5, try tuning off and on this and that. nothing seems to work.

 

I hope a fix will be found soon.

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Re: Very very very slow hspa+ data speeds on Iphone 4S

Have you contacted Apple about this?  It's possible the issue is specifically with your device, only way to rule that out is to let Apple evaluate it.

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Replaced the phone and then the sim.
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Re: Very very very slow hspa+ data speeds on Iphone 4S

And still having problems such as connecting to the Internet, etc.?

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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I am thinking that the 3G network problem was AT&T's. i've hit a few areas today that actually have given me pretty decent speeds up about 4 to 5 MB down. I also read today about a lot of slow data problems that seemed to have happened from the Midwest to the East Coast.

I still have very slow Wi-Fi data speeds though in my home and other people's homes as well as educational institutions. I'm finding that with the very low data speeds around 1 to 2 MB down in most areas I visit, it's still faster right now to leave my phone on cellular data rather than join a Wi-Fi network, that just can't be right.

This leads me to believe that it is iOS five which has given all my Apple devices now a slow Wi-Fi connection. This is really irritating though because I usually receive much faster data speeds everywhere I go when I joined Wi-Fi networks. Now I'm stuck in low gear. are you guys finding this too? Will we will have to wait for Apple to release an update and will it fix this problem?

I have no idea. But, I am annoyed.

Just as an example, I was finally able to re-cache my slacker radio stations. I couldn't do it before because my Wi-Fi connection was so slow on my iPhone. I finally did it today over HSPA plus but at half the speed of my usual Wi-Fi connection. I would have rather use my Wi-Fi and not my cellular data.
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The Wi-Fi issue certainly does not make sense to me. Even with a poor network connection, the speeds for Wi-Fi using my Android phone top out at 52 Mbps. I am sure it is a heck of a lot faster with a full connection.

iOS 5 must be to blame if it is happening on all of your Apple devices. I'm glad I didn't update my iPhone quite yet, if I even do at all...

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Here's hoping for the answer, just noticed the update ios5.0.1 is out, downloading now Smiley Surprised
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I noticed that in a thread another poster here posted. That was pretty quick from the update to iOS 5.

Cross your fingers... Hopefully the new iOS update will correct possible errors found in the original iOS 5.

Cat Happy Remember that Wild Banchi... 1993-2010 Cat Happy



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Yep, I'll get back to you guys after the install. I'll let you know how it goes.
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