Pretty major news coming out of UK network Vodafone tonight. That affects iPhone 4S users.
The following statement was posted on their forums earlier tonight by a "Tech Team" member.
" We’re aware of an issue caused by Apple iPhone 4s handsets that have been upgraded to iOS 6.1 which impacts performance on 3G.
Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet. Apple is working on a solution to their software issue. These connection problems are intermittent.
While Apple’s investigations continue, we would recommend that anyone who has not yet installed iOS 6.1 on their iPhone 4s should delay doing so until Apple has confirmed that their problem has been fixed.
This could affect a lot of people, posting on a forum which I have never used myself I don't think will be a great idea.
iOS 6.1 was released nearly two weeks ago and the general consensus of people will have updated, as iOS will already have informed them via push notification.
I think Vodafone need to communicate this much better, even if its a text to all users, even if they gave a iPhone 5 or another phone at least you've covered your back.
If you are in the position that you own a iPhone 4S and are running iOS 6.1 you can downgrade your iOS it's a tricky procedure and its likely you will lose your iCloud back up as it will need 6.1 to run. But if your really struggling with 3G then you might need to go down this route.
You could also switch your phone to back up to iTunes and restore from there.
No other iPhones, are believed to be affected.
Network 3 in Austria is also advising its customers not to update. If any other networks communicate issues I will update here.
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