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Updated to ios5 on my iphone 4.....  NOW NO MICROCELL CONNECTION.....I have reset microcell took off number from devices, put number back in...Turned off phone phone back on....Every other phone works just not my iphone...So i assume its becasue of ios5 update....HELP!!!

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Oct 14, 2011 12:10:57 PM
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Updated to ios5 on my iphone 4.....  NOW NO MICROCELL CONNECTION.....I have reset microcell took off number from devices, put number back in...Turned off phone phone back on....Every other phone works just not my iphone...So i assume its becasue of ios5 update....HELP!!!


I wish I could help, but I also have an iPhone 4 and have upgraded to IOS 5 and had no problem.

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Oct 14, 2011 12:23:56 PM
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Same.  Update just finished and I was immediately connected to the Microcell

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Oct 14, 2011 12:42:17 PM
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well heck....

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Oct 14, 2011 3:04:45 PM
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I have an iPhone 4 with iOS5 and it was working just fine...

 

However, now I have an iPhone 4S with IOS 5 and it thinks that this device is a 2G or non-3G device..

 

In process of restarting the microcell now.

 

mG

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Oct 14, 2011 6:00:06 PM
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My 4S is also not picking up the microcell.  Restarting didn't help.  Anyone have success with it?

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Oct 14, 2011 7:50:45 PM
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everything working now. Seems like it wasn't recognized as a 3g device initially.

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Oct 17, 2011 7:43:21 AM
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Well i ahve resett everyting done everything still no success

 

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Oct 17, 2011 2:42:05 PM
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It's not working on my end either. 

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Oct 17, 2011 4:41:57 PM
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IOS 5 & Iphone 4 just lost my connection. Has been working fine in the past. 

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Oct 18, 2011 12:01:54 PM
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Disconnected and unpluged cable box, wifi router and microcell. turned them all back on and reconnected them and now the microcell works again.Smiley Happy

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Nov 1, 2011 9:39:28 PM
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I haven't been able to connect to my microcell since I upgraded to iOS 5. VERY FRUSTRATING! Turned everything off and back on. Nothing. Tried airplane mode  on then off. Searching and only found the feeble one bar that caused me to get the microcell in the first place!

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Nov 1, 2011 10:26:34 PM
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My husband also has an iPhone 4 and has not upgraded the OS and his phone sees the microcell clearly. UGH

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Nov 2, 2011 12:18:39 AM
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I bet ATT is going to jump to conclusions and blame Apple for its bad IOS5 update - Some updated Iphone4 have no issue working with ucell while uCell acts up with a lot of different phones based on its environment.

 

It's simply the weak uCell signal that has issue connecting with any cellphone, not only iPhones4/4S -  Imagine for a minute how far your cell phone can range to reach 2 or 3 towers in the street ... At home it has the same great range but the uCell does not! Its signal is really weak so it hardly covers your house not to bother your neighbors cellphones - I guess there is some kind of FCC limitation at play here. Whatever the limitation is Samsung makes a great uCell that just works unlike this misbehaved Cisco box. Perhaps they tested it a clean room with no obstacle while forgetting houses are made of rooms, walls, ceiling, floors... I don't know what ATT is waiting for to pull the plug or enhance this device.

 

I am curious to know if ATT sells the same junk box to businesses because they have it advertised on the ATT Business side.

 

The marketing people are busy spending engineering dollars in "Rethink Possible" campaign because what customers think is important not their service. How about invest in more towers in the first place like Verizon did so we don't need these mickey-mouse boxes all over the country sucking more electric utilities.

 

I got my iPhone4S with iOS5 to work A1 nice on my uCell after testing my init procedure. Before that it was B..S: hit or miss.

 

SF.

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Nov 2, 2011 7:13:21 AM
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I updated all 3 of our iPhone 4's to iOS 5 and have had no issues connecting to the MicroCell.

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I'm experiencing the same issue, after upgrading my two iPhone 4s to iOS 5. Neither iPhone 4 displayed any issues for over a year with iOS 4.x connecting the 3G Microcell. Each iPhone behaves the same, dropping the connection to the 3G Microcell randomly during the day. The iPhones then display "searching" . You can not make or receive any calls in this state. Turning off the iPhones and back on or turning on Airplane mode and turning off, corrects the issue. My Motorola Android device has not experienced any issues. 

 

I opened a support issue with AT&T Support, no problems found with the 3G Microcell. A Google Search of the issue I found others reporting the same problem after upgrading to iOS 5. There is an obivous compatibilty issue created by the iOS 5 upgrade. Hopefully AT&T, Cisco and Apple can figure it out and supply and update.

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After I reset my MicroCell as posted in another thread, I too started getting "Searching..." a few times per day.

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We have 2 Iphone 4's . I updated 1 of the 2 phones to IOS 5

Since then the IOS 5 iphone 4 shows searching while being at home trying to connect to MCell.

If I reboot the device or turn Airplane mode on then back off then it connects no issues

Quite fustrating but nonetheless is only related to IOS 5 iphones

 

Last night  I removed the Mcell from my ATT account and readded it. Seems to almost made no effect. I have reboot the phone, removed the SIM card and reseat it. I am almost 100% postive this is a IOS 5 BUG. Please let me know if some one finds a permanent solution. Appears the workaround is to turn airplane mode on and then off to get the device to connect the MCell

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Placing an outgoing call will kick it out of "Searching..." mode. However, incoming calls just go to voicemail.

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Me too.  A year without any problems for my iPhone 4 but now I have upgraded to iOs 5, it drops calls all the time.

Flicking airplane mode on and then off for a short period resets and connects it, but it soon drops again.

My wife's brand new iPhone 4 also does the same thing.

 

Obviously a problem here.

 

I'm a newbie to this.  Does AT&T have a technical moderator reply or comment to these posts?

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Similiar problems here.. I upgradeed my 3GS last week and since then calls over the micro cell are not working well. The phone connects to the micro cell but it takes about 30-45 seconds before a call actually goes through. Once I'm connected, although I can here the person I'm calling fine they can either not hear me at all or the voice signal is completely garbled and broken. I have reset the micro cell several times and that does not help. My GF who is on a Iphone 4 who has not upgradeed to 5.0 is still able to make calls through the micro cell without issue and i so was I prior. Thus the problem is definetly ios 5.0. I love my iphone but after a year a year with AT&T I'm ready to through it out and switch. Even with the micro cell in the house I can only use my phone down stairs where the micro cell is. there is still no signal for att or the micro cell upstairs and if i'm on a call downstairs and walk up stairs i loose it. It's just misserable. I think I'm going to try and switch back to sprint who was my carrier for 12 years before the iphone... this just sucks.. i cant do business with a phone that doesnt work in my home and i dont know AT&T can do business with this terrible reception everywhere..

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I haven't been able to connect to my microcell for about a week.  however, when I upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 today, it connected just fine...don't exactly know what happened...

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I am having the same problem.  "Searching" shows up on both of our iPhone 4 phones randomly.  My battery life is killed because of this.  I've updated to iOS 5.0.1 and still have the issue.  I called AT&T and they said there is an open ticket on iOS 5 and Microcell issues.  They attached my ticket to it.  No ETA.

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I'm having the same issue too, in the last few days, my iPhones one 4 and one 4s have both been unable to connect to the MicroCell, i've tried resetting the microcell and restarting the phone, nothing works. 

 

Interestingly, I used the iPhone 4 with a iOS 5 beta and the final release candidate build and it was working then, so something must have changed on the AT&T side. And when I first got my 4s it worked, then stopped.

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I think I may have found a solution to the problem.  On your iPhone, go under Location Services -> System Services ->  and turn off Cell Network Search.  This has allowed us no "searcing' for over 8 hours.  I'm curious if this works for anyone else.

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I meant to say "searching" above. Well, I woke up to my iPhone "searching" again. I knew that fix would have been too easy. It did seem to stop how frequently it was happening. Still wondering if it helps anyone else.

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I am having a similar problem connecting to the microcell with my iPhone 4 and IOS 5.0.1.  I found that putting the phone in airplane mode for 15-30 seconds and turning it back on allows it to connect.  That isn't a great use model since you have to manually connect, but it does allow me to connect manually.

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I'm seeing the same behavior after upgrading both my iphone4 and my wife's iphone4 to IOS5.0.  My microcell was under warranty so I asked for a RMA.   Even after activating the new microcell, I'm still seeing the random "searching" on both phones throughout the day.  

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Edited by wpattison on Nov 16, 2011 at 8:41:48 AM

I've also had issues with my iPhone 4 on iOS 5.0.1. Here's a description of what I'm seeing:

 

  1. Phone is not connected to the M-Cell, which is ~2 feet away.
  2. In Settings, I switch to Airplane Mode for 10-15 seconds, and then back to normal mode.
  3. The M-Cell connects, full bars.
  4. In roughly 10-15 minutes, with not touching the phone at all, the phone loses the M-Cell signal, and enters into "Searching..." mode.
  5. The phone never picks up the M-Cell signal until I start over with Step 1.

Edit: I've tried cycling the M-Cell, but still same results. Another user in the household has a new iPhone 4S, and it has no issues with maintaining a connection to the M-Cell.

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Same issue, same symptoms, same fixes, same futility.  Apple boards have reports from a year back for iOS4, but I've only noticed this with iOS5.  Thanks for the tip about switching to airplane mode, as it's a lot quicker than power cycling.

 

When I look at network logs (in airport utility->advanced), I can see that the ISP is doing a lot of behind-the-scenes work with the modem, and my guess is that the logs will show something interesting coinciding with a signal drop.  But I have to figure out exactly when the signal drops, and that's not easy.

 

If Apple/ATT can strike up a relationship sufficient to adapt the network to the iPhone's needs, it should be able to help Microcell and airport get along.

 

Sorry:  nothing new to add.  Just hoping this gets resolved.

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