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Today I was out of the house most of the day and one of my sons had tried to text me and call me to ask if he could take
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    Default Another good reason to shut off 3G
    Today I was out of the house most of the day and one of my sons had tried to text me and call me to ask if he could take his brother's car somewhere. Well, 2 hours after arriving home my 3g chimes me and I see a text time stamped 1:05 PM (the time I recieved the text was 5:15PM) a couple of minutes later I get another text time stamped 1:12 PM. My son took the initiative and ran his errand (fine with us) and I told him I just received his texts at which time he told me he had also tried to call me several times. Said the phone just rang and rang and never went to voicemail. I have no missed call indicators at all.

    Now I have had the experience of missing calls with no notification occasionally but I usually get texts in a much more timely fashion. The only mistake I made was forgetting to shut off 3G after I used the GPS function in maps earlier in the day. I was shopping at a crowded outlet mall and I'll bet the network was overloaded.

    Note to self, turn off 3g when not using data, turn off 3G when not using data....


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    Kinda defeats the whole purpose of a new iPhone though. Shouldn't have to shut off 3G all the time to make sure calls/texts go through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruejl View Post
    Kinda defeats the whole purpose of a new iPhone though. Shouldn't have to shut off 3G all the time to make sure calls/texts go through.
    BIIIINNNGGOOO.

    Still rocking my 2G at a dirt cheap rate and I don't have to turn off edge or miss calls.

    I bet ya ten bucks I could find 100 people in less than a week that would trade me their 3G phone for my 2G. I keep hearing it over and over.......
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    BIIIINNNGGOOO.

    Still rocking my 2G at a dirt cheap rate and I don't have to turn off edge or miss calls.

    I bet ya ten bucks I could find 100 people in less than a week that would trade me their 3G phone for my 2G. I keep hearing it over and over.......
    I am more and more glad that I still didnt sell my one extra 2G . Was planning on putting it up on Ebay but havent' yet.

    Its not just 3G. I had my 3G turned off and I missed 2 calls didnt even show up as missed, never got a voicemail notification. I had called someone who didnt pick up becasue their caller id said "out of area" where it usually has my name .I checked my toggles and they are all on. I had hung up by the time they realized it was my number that popped up. Anyway this person tried to call me back twice immediately afterwards but once it just rang and rand and another time it just went to voicemail. Neither sent me any notification or missed call indicator. I had sworn this was a 3 G problem but I had 3G off and was on Edge or so I beleived as my phone indicated.

    I am thinking more and more that the darn indicators have nothing to do with what network one is really on or at all. I think I just may throw this 3G up in the Bay and dig out the 2G.


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