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Take Control of Your iPhone, 2nd Edition by Ted Landau

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Solve Data Network Problems

Other than the fact that 3G (and especially EDGE) cellular data networks are generally slower than Wi-Fi, you should have relatively few problems using them—many fewer than with a Wi-Fi connection. Still, there is some potential for trouble. Common problems connecting to data networks include the following:

  • You want to use 3G but get EDGE instead.

  • You can't get a data network connection, sometimes even though you can make phone calls.

  • The connection speed is slower than typical for the network type.

The next two topics offer basic advice for fixing these problems. I am assuming here that shifting to a Wi-Fi network is not an option.

Move to a Different Location

The speed of a data network can vary depending upon your exact ...

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