1. Philbaines's Avatar
    Hi guys.

    Well I have a 4S in the UK on O2.
    As most people know you cannot turn off "3G".

    I was on to AppleCare the other day and the advisor told me she can turn off her 3G on her 4S running 5.0.1 but shes on vodafone. She did tell me she knows all the other uk networks the option isn't there.

    Now my question is could I download the Vodafone version of 5.0.1 so I can turn off 3G?

    My wife is on Vodafone so I do have access to a voda sim if I need it!

    Regards
    Phil.


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    11-23-2011 07:38 AM
  2. Wallace's Avatar
    I've never heard of that. When I was at the Apple store in Manchester (UK), I asked the 'Genius' if it were possible to switch off 3G, she said no. At the time of asking I was buying the 4s (no SIM). She didn't say 'you can on Vodafone but not on any other carrier'.

    I would be very interested, like you, in finding out if it was possible and the 'Genius' was misinformed or simply didn't know.

    It would sure help battery life!
    11-23-2011 11:55 AM
  3. Philbaines's Avatar
    It was one of the guys on the phone,I believe it was one of the "senior genesis"

    But she 100% said she's on vodafone on 5.0.1 and it's a 4S.

    My thinking is if my phone is unlocked,put the missis sim in. Make a new user on my pc,restore from new so it downloads IOS again and hopefully I will have this option.



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    11-23-2011 12:19 PM
  4. noaim's Avatar
    I highly doubt this is true.. the reason I say this is apple made all iPhones 4s' the same I am assuming they did this to make one software version why would they make a separate software just for voda?
    11-23-2011 12:24 PM
  5. Wallace's Avatar
    I wondering if the 'Genius' was referring to an iPhone 4 and NOT the 4s?

    Not teaching you to suck eggs, but I still have my iPhone 4 and you CAN turn off 3G on that (its unlocked and on o2). Both running iOS v5.0.1
    11-23-2011 12:25 PM
  6. Philbaines's Avatar
    Nope she told me she had the 4s.
    I do have her email address so I'll drop her a email
    11-23-2011 04:39 PM
  7. dpscott's Avatar
    I'm on Voda and can confirm you cannot turn 3G off.

    However, I think she may have misunderstood your question. You can turn 3G off... Technically. What u cannot do is have GPRS/Edge only!


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    11-23-2011 05:03 PM
  8. Philbaines's Avatar
    We had quite a lengthy conversation about it. Strange why she would say that!

    Oh well back to hope apple will enable the option with a update.


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    11-23-2011 05:40 PM
  9. noaim's Avatar
    I'm on Voda and can confirm you cannot turn 3G off.

    However, I think she may have misunderstood your question. You can turn 3G off... Technically. What u cannot do is have GPRS/Edge only!


    @dp_scott

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    thanks for confirming this I highly doubted there would be a separate software version for just voda
    11-23-2011 05:43 PM
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