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# 47789 12-Nov-2009 12:50
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I am new to the whole 3G phone thing (previously a phone for phonecalls kind of guy). So the iphone ecosystem has been an interesting experiment in the availability of information wherever I am.

However I am becoming annoyed with my iphone, because for reasons unknown to me, it seems to drop the mobile data connection after some time (some time because not sure how long this period is).

Ironically the wee 3G with the bars still sit at the top of the screen....

The connection is restored with a restart, so it doesn't seem to be the network settings reset bug.

In fixing the problem without restarting I have tried (without success) turning the network connections off in the settings, and turning them on again, also tried airplane mode, and switching to 2.5G.

Essentially I would like to be able to restore the data connection without having to restart the phone!

Something I do regularly is move onto my wifi network when at home, but I am unsure if this is the issue, so I may disable this access point to see if it helps.

My phone is running 3.1.2, my router at home is an n-enable AEBS (ot the dual radio version)

Can others share whether this is an expected thing for a 3g phone? An expected thing for an iphone? I can't seem to find much discussion on this on the tubes, so thought I would bring it up here.


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  # 273249 15-Nov-2009 16:02
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Are there any error messages that come up when the connection drops? every so often I get a notice about my data connection being disconnected, but when I open facebook or tweetie it still works.

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  # 273512 16-Nov-2009 14:14
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The phone does the "Loading..." with the spinning circle, and then (I guess after the app's connection attempt times out) it tells me I am not connected.

Also the wee data circle spins as well (on the bar across the top where it indicates the network)

The data drop is consistent across all apps, and would happen 4 - 5 times per week (eg. not every time I go onto and off my home wifi).


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  # 273535 16-Nov-2009 15:31
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Hmmm, the only time I've had that happen was the day vodafone were doingtheir backhaul upgrades, which shouldn't have affected the phone at all (according to the vodafone store people), apart from that one day I haven't had this happen

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  # 273954 17-Nov-2009 16:52
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Do you use Wifi much?

I am in Wellington, would the change from 2g -> 3g and back affect it as this seems to happen quite often.

Another thought is installing apps. Do you restart after installing an app? Would installing these have an effect?


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