iPhone 3GS Iphone 3GS [Disabling the 3G]

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  1. swiftmove24

    swiftmove24 Member

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    Finally, I got my iPhone 3GS 32gb woot~

    But for me, it seems to run out of batteries fast... I tried searching google, and one advice I found is to turn off/disable 3G... [More talk time/battery life sacrificing the quality]

    But when I tried this, I get the "No Service" on top of my phone

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    What could be the problem?

    Thanks
  2. leadergo

    leadergo Active Member

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    turn off Push instead by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data. then reboot your iPhone.
  3. justinede

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    hmm i have a G and I toggle 3G all the time.. i only turn it on for surfing the web and skype... i dont understand whats goin on, but does it continually say No Service? or if you move it around, you get regular edge?
  4. swiftmove24

    swiftmove24 Member

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    @leadergo

    I have done that, thank you very much.

    @justinede
    If I turn it off, I cant get any signal from my service provider [Softbank, Japan]
    which means, no calls / sms

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    "No Service", tried it off for about an hour, walks outside, and its still no service.
  5. justinede

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    hmm i dont know too much about that provider but my guess would be that they only offer 3G to your location..
  6. swiftmove24

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    but I am a subscriber of that provider for about 2 years... (big service provider here)

    is the signal of "edge" that i should be getting (when 3g is off) the same as the signal those "normal" phones does? because normal ones do have signal.

    thanks
  7. DrewGzy

    DrewGzy Active Member

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    It should work.

    How are you turning 3G off?
  8. jmanprousk

    jmanprousk New Member

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    Here's what you do:
    If you're jailbroken, go into cydia and install SBSettings
    When that's installed, respring, swipe your finger across the top of the iPhone screen, and click the 3G icon. (If it turned red, you disabled it)
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    im pretty sure he doesnt want to jailbreak/ he isnt jailbroken
    OP: did you go into settings: General -> Network -> Enable 3G slide to off?
  10. RoYaLx

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    If it goes right to "no service", then it is most likely your carrier's coverage or your SIM card... at least it was for me. I had my SIM replaced because my iPhone was not detecting 3G or saving contacts to the SIM.

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