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Thread: iphone problems with 3g network on orange uk

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    Default iphone problems with 3g network on orange uk
    I have an iphone 3g (apple unlocked) it works with any sim and any network recently I have purchased an orange uk sim with enabled mobile internet - problem is that I have no 3g network just an small circle where the 3g icon should be. I have full internet access but slow - can anyone help me -thanks

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    Your area doesn't have 3G for Orange UK, just GPRS which is represented by the blue circle. Orange's 3G coverage is miniscule in comparison to networks like O2 and Vodafone- I suggest you move to either of those networks, or try another area.

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    Wrong Forum.
    Last edited by dale1v; 2009-07-07 at 07:40 PM.

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    thanks for your help - im in central London thought id at least get a 3g network here

    just found another issue - when I put in a different sim card from a non uk country I can roam on orange and get the 3g network immediately - it just doesnt make sense
    Last edited by baron724500; 2009-07-07 at 10:33 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    in london there are hundreds of orange masts, however as there is many high buildings, or masts on sides of buildings, that is y you are not getting 3g coverage, regards

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