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#136851 10-Dec-2013 23:19
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Thought I'd just put a question out there about how one might have 4/5 bars of signal + the 3g indicator, but still not be able to access the internet.

Basically when I'm coming home on the train, 99% of the time when I try and use my iPhone to access the internet whilst the train is stopped at Paekakariki, I'll have 4/5 bars of signal and the 3g indicator will be on. However doing anything internet related will result in it just spinning until about 1 minute north of Paekakariki when it comes to life.

I assumed that if you had 3g then you should be able to talk to the internet?

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  #949052 10-Dec-2013 23:30
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As mobile broadband gets cheaper more and more people start using it, network congestion occurs and things stop working. This is quite a common sight in countries like Australia and the US.






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  #949054 10-Dec-2013 23:40
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michaelmurfy: As mobile broadband gets cheaper more and more people start using it, network congestion occurs and things stop working. This is quite a common sight in countries like Australia and the US.


If it was "now and then" I'd think it was that but pretty much everytime? (Unless the tower that serves Paekakariki is severly underpowered?)

 
 
 
 


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  #949076 11-Dec-2013 03:30
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How long has this been happening for? Sounds like something that should be looked into



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  #949130 11-Dec-2013 09:21
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johnr: How long has this been happening for? Sounds like something that should be looked into


I'd go for at least 1 to 2 years - can't be sure though as I'm not always trying to use it on a daily basis (so could just be that I'm unlucky with the times I try!)

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