1. ebedoun's Avatar
    They are doing tower maintenance around here and my 4S keeps going to edge. It stays on edge until I either switch to airplane mode and back or power cycle the phone. My wife's iPhone 4 is switching back to 3G on it's own.


    Anybody else notice their 4S sticking on edge?
    10-20-2011 12:25 AM
  2. dankind64's Avatar
    The same thing is happening to me. When I take it out of my pocket it is on EDGE and will remain that way until I reset the radios with a hard reboot or airplane mode toggle. I live in Fort Lauderdale FL
    10-20-2011 09:50 AM
  3. ebedoun's Avatar
    I had called about the phone going to no service every night around 10:30p. The guy actually helped me out and got me to the technical support team. I was informed of that being a maintenance window that started on 10-11.

    Hopefully they are upgrading the towers in this area to HSPA+

    i am in Detroit, MI market.
    10-20-2011 10:06 AM
  4. ebedoun's Avatar
    Nobody else is having this issue on their 4S? I'm wondering if I have a hardware issue. I don't mind it going to edge and the whole network maintenance thing. The phone should be switching back to 3G when 3G is available though.
    10-22-2011 08:58 PM
  5. kch50428's Avatar
    Just a wild shot... compare PRL versions between yours and the wife's phone.
    10-22-2011 09:33 PM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    I drove all through edge and 3g coverage areas today and my phone was switching between them fine...

    at&t iphone 4s 64gb
    10-22-2011 09:46 PM
  7. ebedoun's Avatar
    Just a wild shot... compare PRL versions between yours and the wife's phone.
    I'm on at&t, didn't think I needed to deal with PRL's.
    10-23-2011 08:16 AM
  8. ebedoun's Avatar
    I drove all through edge and 3g coverage areas today and my phone was switching between them fine...

    at&t iphone 4s 64gb

    That makes me think that the next thing I want to try is to let it go to edge, get stuck on edge and the travel to another tower. I'm thinking it will change back due to the tower change. I think it is happening to me because I'm at home.
    10-23-2011 08:18 AM
  9. ebedoun's Avatar
    Had the chance last night to leave it on EGDE. Resisted flipping airplane mode on and off to get #G back. It stayed on EGDE all night and through the morning while the whole time my wife's iPhone 4 was on 3G. Phone should know to switch back to 3G when it is available.

    I've reset network settings, restored phone... still happens.

    Made a genius bar appointment to have the phone swapped.
    10-26-2011 11:20 AM
  10. noaim's Avatar
    Had the chance last night to leave it on EGDE. Resisted flipping airplane mode on and off to get #G back. It stayed on EGDE all night and through the morning while the whole time my wife's iPhone 4 was on 3G. Phone should know to switch back to 3G when it is available.

    I've reset network settings, restored phone... still happens.

    Made a genius bar appointment to have the phone swapped.
    That may be a best bet because I have not seen this happen at all.. also there is no toggle switch to turn 3g off on this model so theres no way to do a consistent test of it..
    10-26-2011 03:29 PM
  11. Motorbones's Avatar
    OK... I'l bite.... what's EGDE??
    10-26-2011 04:51 PM
  12. E_Brown's Avatar
    OK... I'l bite.... what's EGDE??
    It's AT&T non 3G service.
    Aka very slow.


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    10-26-2011 05:00 PM
  13. Motorbones's Avatar
    Oooooh I see... no thank you very much....
    10-27-2011 06:15 PM
  14. gary1949's Avatar
    They are doing tower maintenance around here and my 4S keeps going to edge. It stays on edge until I either switch to airplane mode and back or power cycle the phone. My wife's iPhone 4 is switching back to 3G on it's own.


    Anybody else notice their 4S sticking on edge?
    I was going to purchase a 4S in the next few days until I saw another comment on this forum where someone stated that their iPhone 4S had VERY poor call quality when using EDGE. I only have EDGE available at my home in a rural area (at least with my Samsung Captivate S droid on AT&T). I use wifi at home for data, but poor call quality on EDGE would be a showstopper.

    Would you mind commenting on this? Thanks.
    11-09-2011 06:18 PM
  15. ebedoun's Avatar
    I haven't noticed poor call quality at all when I was stuck on EDGE.
    11-09-2011 07:38 PM
  16. ebedoun's Avatar
    Had my 4S swapped and the new one still does this.
    11-12-2011 07:52 AM
  17. Cleveland's Avatar
    Had my 4S swapped and the new one still does this.
    This might be a long shot, but you don't suppose your micro-sim is bad ?? Only thing left that could maybe explain it ... And there are no PRL's with GSM just CDMA, you are correct there
    11-12-2011 09:51 AM
  18. ebedoun's Avatar
    This might be a long shot, but you don't suppose your micro-sim is bad ?? Only thing left that could maybe explain it ... And there are no PRL's with GSM just CDMA, you are correct there
    Thats my next step. I'm going to try that.

    Both my 4S and my wife's phone have been randomly jumping on EDGE at times. Something is up with the network here.

    recently I noticed that my 4s is at times going back to 3G, just not all of the time.
    11-12-2011 10:56 AM
  19. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    Lucky! I wish my 4S would go to EDGE at home.
    11-12-2011 11:04 AM
  20. Cleveland's Avatar
    Thats my next step. I'm going to try that.

    Both my 4S and my wife's phone have been randomly jumping on EDGE at times. Something is up with the network here.

    recently I noticed that my 4s is at times going back to 3G, just not all of the time.
    Just another question, how much of a signal (bars) are you both carrying ?
    11-12-2011 12:59 PM
  21. ebedoun's Avatar
    We are pegged on both edge and 3G. There is a tower not far from home. That is why we went to AT&T from Verizon back in 2008 when we move here.
    11-12-2011 01:45 PM
  22. Cleveland's Avatar
    has to be a network issue, upgrading towers or something... has to be
    11-12-2011 02:29 PM
  23. ariellemerperle's Avatar
    that is why you don't go with AT&T folks spotty coverage everywhere and. at least with Sprint I always have service and 3G
    11-12-2011 03:00 PM
  24. ebedoun's Avatar
    There are definitely upgrades/maintenance going on.

    Doesn't explain why my 4S won't flip back to 3G. The wife's 4 flips back just fine.

    I just swapped my microsim. Have already swapped phone. All I can do is go from here.
    11-12-2011 03:55 PM
  25. Cleveland's Avatar
    that is why you don't go with AT&T folks spotty coverage everywhere and. at least with Sprint I always have service and 3G
    Whatever happened to quit talking smack about carriers troll ?
    11-12-2011 05:53 PM
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