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    I am having some issues with Siri. Last night I was getting the "cannot connect to network" message that has been going around and today it's just not working at all... I'll open Siri, give it a command and the icon will swirl around until the screen goes black. Is anyone else having similar problems?
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    Just got mine in and it's having the same issue.
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    it started working a bit better now, but its been a bit disappointing to only have it work 10-20% of the time. Hopefully Apple is on the case.
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    If you are getting the constant, "I can't connect to the network" with Siri, try this. Dial *228 then when prompted choose option 1. After a few second you will hear, "Update complete". Hang up and try Siri again. This fix also works on texts where the headers are phone numbers instead of your contacts name. Hope this helps. Verizon only.
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    Siri has worked ~80% of the time for me today. It is going to be extremely helpful for daily use. I suspect the network issues are simply because millions of people are asking her if she knows HAL 9000. Things should settle down in a week or so. Hopefully.
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    Siri seems to be working fine in the UK.... however, does anyone know if Apple intend on making siri able to look up businesses in the uk? oh and able to access maps in the uk? oh and give directions in the UK?.... at the moment it will only access these things in the USA.
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    Apple needs to expand the capacity of server or get more server machine or seperate the servers for each countries. It is ridiculus to see Siri is having trouble connecting to the network. Let her able to stay connected to the server!!!

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    You guys do know that Siri is in beta right now right?
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    I was having that problem when the phone was released - I bet the network was overwhelmed. Works great now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilwhana View Post
    Apple needs to expand the capacity of server or get more server machine or seperate the servers for each countries. It is ridiculus to see Siri is having trouble connecting to the network. Let her able to stay connected to the server!!!

    I agree. Siri's a big reason im interested in the 4s. They need to take their weekend profits from 4s sales and directly invest in their server farm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilwhana View Post
    Apple needs to expand the capacity of server or get more server machine or seperate the servers for each countries. It is ridiculus to see Siri is having trouble connecting to the network. Let her able to stay connected to the server!!!

    Lets not forget Siri is still in Beta.And the fact that you may have 3-4 million of people hammering during the course of the day on Siri with questions
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    I've actually had good luck with Siri over the weekend. This morning, however, she's having a tough time connecting to the network. Although Apple has tagged this as beta, I doubt they want these issues to persist. People are excited about Siri and it's very impressive when you demo it to others...but it's gotta have network access! If it fails too often, the tidal wave of excitement will not get a chance to build up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les1008 View Post
    Lets not forget Siri is still in Beta.And the fact that you may have 3-4 million of people hammering during the course of the day on Siri with questions
    Yes, but it'll be 9-10 million by the end of the month, so Apple needs to address the issue fairly quickly. I'm not going to return my 4S just because Siri is not available 20% of the time, but it'd be a bummer to try and demo it to a friend and have it not work. Fortunately it was working flawlessly yesterday when I demo'd it to several people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les1008 View Post
    Lets not forget Siri is still in Beta.And the fact that you may have 3-4 million of people hammering during the course of the day on Siri with questions
    How can you call SIRI a beta? It was a mass release with the new OS. Apple used this software as a selling tool in the new iPhone4S videos. That means that anyone that paid for a new iphone also paid for SIRI. Sorry, I am not accepting that this is a beta and all 4 million that paid are actually beta testers/

    This is a major fail on Apples end if they dont resolve this soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpf22467 View Post
    How can you call SIRI a beta? It was a mass release with the new OS. Apple used this software as a selling tool in the new iPhone4S videos. That means that anyone that paid for a new iphone also paid for SIRI. Sorry, I am not accepting that this is a beta and all 4 million that paid are actually beta testers/

    This is a major fail on Apples end if they dont resolve this soon.
    Apple called it beta so we wouldnt be surprised if siri could do, read, or find everything under the sun that we can think to ask of it.
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    The network connection is server hardware issue not the software program, right?
    Siri is in Beta because it hasn't fully prepared for different language such as Korean, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilwhana View Post
    The network connection is server hardware issue not the software program, right?
    Siri is in Beta because it hasn't fully prepared for different language such as Korean, isn't it?
    correct... the main reason its in beta is because of the lack of language support. (probably also country support)

    But i can see Siri's abilities expanding in the next year
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    Working again. Now the question is, "for how long?"
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    Siri hasn't worked over 3G for two days now. Today iMessage stopped working and no websites are loading over 3G as well.

    so much for the "it just works" philosophy.

    I am still happy with the phone overall though and I know it will be amazing once they get the kinks worked out, its just so disheartening to have it not work again and again.

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