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    Angry iPhone 4 on Three Network

    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone can tell me if Three have any EDGE coverage? I know they use Orange when out of range of their own 3G network.

    The problem I am getting is that when out of 3G coverage my iPhone 4 is dropping down to GPRS (circle icon) which is too slow for Google maps to update if I am out and about outside 3G coverage?

    I suspect that three don't want to have to pay Orange for too much bandwidth so they seem to be limiting the speed when off their network to an pathetic 56Kbit/s (measured with speedtest.net iphone app)

    Come back o2 all is forgiven. This never happend with you and you're Edge coverage was excellent! Just signed up for 2 year contract with three this week ARGH!!

    Also on a side not no visual voicemail on 3 (never used it) and no free Wifi at the Cloud. On the plus side tethering works on 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alis_Klar View Post
    Hi,

    Just wondering if anyone can tell me if Three have any EDGE coverage? I know they use Orange when out of range of their own 3G network.

    The problem I am getting is that when out of 3G coverage my iPhone 4 is dropping down to GPRS (circle icon) which is too slow for Google maps to update if I am out and about outside 3G coverage?

    I suspect that three don't want to have to pay Orange for too much bandwidth so they seem to be limiting the speed when off their network to an pathetic 56Kbit/s (measured with speedtest.net iphone app)

    Come back o2 all is forgiven. This never happend with you and you're Edge coverage was excellent! Just signed up for 2 year contract with three this week ARGH!!

    Also on a side not no visual voicemail on 3 (never used it) and no free Wifi at the Cloud. On the plus side tethering works on 3.
    On a complete side note, I LOVE YOUR SIG

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    Can't take credit for that I robbed it from twitter iirc

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    Called up three customer services on 333 and they told me to turn on data roaming. Makes sense. Hopefully that'll work. Haven't had the chance to test it yet.

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    Seems to have made F all difference!!! Grrrrr

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    Don't you have something like a 30 day cancelation period? If it's still in that timeframe cancel the contract and go back to O2.

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    When I use O2 it is rare to see an edge connection, it's normally 3G in cities and GPRS in the countryside. 3 / Orange are probably not investing any money in edge as it is a dead end, why put up more edge towers when you can put up 3G instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Don't you have something like a 30 day cancelation period? If it's still in that timeframe cancel the contract and go back to O2.
    2nded. Id never ever use any other network but O2 and vodaphone. 3 are the the AOL of mobile providers.

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    I assumed I couldn't as I'm not covered by distance selling as I bought it in store. Think I fell for those cool 70's style adverts.

    Will check the small print on contract!

    The three store hadn't even heard of edge!!!

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    I would take it back, if bought through retail it's covered by consumer law, so just go back and demand a refund claiming the goods are not of merchantable quality.



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