Over the last few months access to Telstra mobile data in the Sydney and Melbourne CBDs seems to be getting worse and worse. I manage about 25 iPhones and iPads, all connected to Telstra and complaints by users of having no data access are on the rise.
During the morning peak, lunch time and evening peak everyday I will experience full signal but no data transfer at all. Resulting in failed iMessages, inability to send/receive email and a battery that drains really fast as a result of continually trying to transmit/receive data (as there is full signal and 3G access but no data flowing)
iOS 5.1 was released today and brings back the Enable 3G toggle to the iPhone 4S. This morning I ran two tests from my desk at work in the Sydney CBD. One on Next G and one on EDGE just to see if EDGE might be an option when 3G seems to be saturated.
Testing EDGE vs Next G in the Sydney CBD while plugged into power
Next time I have absolutely no data on 3G I’m going to give EDGE a go and see if I can get some data.
If you’re having similar issues leave a comment below