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Topic # 74850 8-Jan-2011 22:33 Send private message

Disclaimer:  I've searched for an answer to this question but found nothing.  Also, this seems to be a Vodafone issue, not a iPhone or iOS problem.

I've bought an iPhone 3GS for my wife as a Christmas present.  We're currently staying in the Far North (Hihi Beach in Doubtless Bay), and the iPhone is Really Slow - about 5 kBps when downloading.  However, my 2 Degrees Huawei wifi device is very quick on what should be the same network (Vodafone 3G).

The iPhone is showing www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz as the APN, whereas I assume that the Huawei is using a different APN.

Questions:


  • Do Vodafone limit bandwidth on their iPhone APN?

  • Can I change the APN on my iPhone?  What would work best?



Thanks in advance.




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  Reply # 425329 8-Jan-2011 22:42 Send private message

w2krules: Disclaimer: ?I've searched for an answer to this question but found nothing. ?Also, this seems to be a Vodafone issue, not a iPhone or iOS problem.

I've bought an iPhone 3GS for my wife as a Christmas present. ?We're currently staying in the Far North (Hihi Beach in Doubtless Bay), and the iPhone is Really Slow - about 5 kBps when downloading. ?However, my 2 Degrees Huawei wifi device is very quick on what should be the same network (Vodafone 3G).

The iPhone is showing www.iphone-vodafone.net.nz as the APN, whereas I assume that the Huawei is using a different APN.

Questions:


  • Do Vodafone limit bandwidth on their iPhone APN?

  • Can I change the APN on my iPhone? ?What would work best?



Thanks in advance.


The 3GS or 3G does not run at full speed on the rural 3G network. Your modem does.

Should have paid for the iPhone 4 which does.



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  Reply # 425334 8-Jan-2011 22:54 Send private message

Yes, I've just found this out.  Funny how the shop where I bought the phone never mentioned this when asked the difference between an iPhone 3GS and 4.  Should be an interesting discussion when I'm back in Auckland...

I should have guessed what was happening when the bandwidth was 5 kBps as of course VFNZ has never supported EDGE and GPRS is similar to dialup speed.

BTW, the Huawei modem/access point is great, although I may have to replace the 2 Degrees SIM if they don't expand their 3G coverage soon. 




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  Reply # 425337 8-Jan-2011 23:04 Send private message

The 3GS will be using the GPRS side of 2G (hence the slow speed), the Huawei device will be running on 900mhz 3g

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