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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    When my phone goes into 3G it is absolutely horrible. It will not so anything and nothing will connect or load. Could this be a defect on my phone or are all like this.
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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    After having LTE 3G seems very slow. I myself have not seen it seem any slower.

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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    Are you sure you have good 3G coverage for your carrier in your area? If so I'd try doing a Reset Network Settings first; if that doesn't help maybe try a new sim card, etc.
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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    Maybe in your area 3G is over cluttered and LTE is still barely touched?

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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    Admittedly i don't use 3G (or really 4G) at all anymore for data because LTE is pretty much everywhere that i find myself...i was, however, in a building the other day that caused my iPhone to cut down to 4G, and when i tried to check an email that had pictures included, it was quite slow. I attribute it to the fact that LTE speeds on this device are blazingly fast though, and not to a "problem" honestly. You may very well have an issue with your device, but to me, the difference between LTE and 3G/4G is very close to that of dial up vs. broadband, and that can be a bit shocking initially.
    "Speed has never killed anyone; suddenly becoming stationary...that's what gets you." - Jeremy Clarkson
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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    Whenever my phone drops down to 3G it's the same as it was on my 4S. This is on Verizon, BTW.


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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    In the Sacramento area, we are all stuck on 3G which is fine with me. Usually I am on WiFi all day unless I am at work.
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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    I'd have to agree 3G = garbage on i5
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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    Quote Originally Posted by canuck82 View Post
    I'd have to agree 3G = garbage on i5
    sorry I'd have to say 3G = garbage period no matter which device

    When I used my wife's 3G previously I wanted to pull my hair out.
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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    LTE spoils you for sure.

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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    3G on CDMA is terrible. I can understand the OP going from LTE to 3G on a CDMA
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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    In all reality the difference between 3g and 4g should be a website loading maybe 3 seconds faster.

    I think the op is having a bit of a larger issue than slower than normal speeds.

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    Default 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    I have never seen my phone on 4G. Always on LTE when away from wifi.


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    Default Re: 3G on iPhone 5 horrible

    3G is great on my handset. We dont have LTE in my country, I am always on HSPA+ which is technically 3G and I get speeds between 10-15 mbps down

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