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iPhone 2.02 update - some info on what it actually fixed!
The Tick 
1/9/08 9:11:31 AM
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Interesting article about the update and how the previous firmware versions were doing to network connectivity (according to an AT&T "source").

http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/08/28/the-inside-deets-on-iphone-202-and-dropped-calls/

As I have nfi about the possiblity of a mobile phone actually causing such an impact to a network (I would have assumed some more robust controlls from the carrier's network) if it is true it would explain alot.

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Linux_Inside V2 
1/9/08 9:22:15 AM
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You'd think it wouldn't really cause such an impact, but at the same time you need to remember that the US isn't up there with the best 3G network, and I bet other issues contribute at the moment such as lack of backhaul compared to subscriptions i.e a poor contention rate

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Girvo 
1/9/08 10:26:55 AM
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While it sounds like a good theory:


Why weren't other mobile affected when the Base Station ran out of power? :S

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Linux_Inside V2 
1/9/08 1:43:50 PM
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Quote by Girvo
While it sounds like a good theory:


Why weren't other mobile affected when the Base Station ran out of power? :S



Nothing is to say that they weren't, you have to remember that 3G is not a big thing over there really due to poor coverage across the country. Also better phones may be better at error correction and working in less ideal situations.

Apple are new players to the mobile industry, they still have plenty of lessons to learn.

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Girvo 
1/9/08 2:29:21 PM
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Yes, but we didn't have the same problems in Australia, and no-one else reported the outages on other phones over there.

At least, that's what the Engadget article said.

*shrugs

It just doesn't seem right to me, is all. Telstra wasn't affected by it, were they?

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Linux_Inside V2 
1/9/08 2:31:54 PM
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Quote by Girvo
Yes, but we didn't have the same problems in Australia, and no-one else reported the outages on other phones over there.

At least, that's what the Engadget article said.

*shrugs

It just doesn't seem right to me, is all. Telstra wasn't affected by it, were they?



Like I said though, the US 3G market is in it's infancy
Misbehaving phones shouldn't be able to cause troubles to the network but in the US it seems they are having problems

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Girvo 
1/9/08 2:33:07 PM
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But it was reported in Europe as well. They're certainly *not* in their infancy when it comes to 3G.


http://www.engadgetmobile.com/2008/08/29/there-can-be-only-one-source-claims-for-iphone-2-0-2-to-

Check that link.


Edited by Girvo: 1/9/2008 2:35:20 PM

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Linux_Inside V2 
1/9/08 2:37:13 PM
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Maybe it's completely bullshit and it's just the iPhones that are having the problems and not the cell towers themselves
It's not like Apple is going to admit that their software was at fault.

As for Australia, the carriers have capped our speeds anyway! My phone hasn't dropped out but it has switched across to edge sometimes :P


Edited by Linux_Inside V2: 1/9/2008 2:37:48 PM

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Girvo 
1/9/08 3:05:19 PM
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Heh, who knows. Roughlydrafted is a known mac-boy tho', who routinely makes up shit to make Apple look like the sun shines out of its arse.

It may have some truth to it, but I'm skeptical myself.

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