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AT&T to fix iPhone 4 upload speeds

AT&T has said that it plans to fix the software defect that left some iPhone 4 users with abnormally slow upload speeds, according to a Reuters report. After a number of iPhone 4 users reported the issue earlier in the month, AT&T claimed that the problem was caused by a software defect in its HSUPA Alcatel-Lucent equipment, and that the glitch impacted less than two percent of the company’s wireless customer base. According to AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel, the company now has a software patch that can be used to fix the defect. “This patch will be deployed on a phased basis over the next two to three weeks,” Siegel said. The iPhone 4 is currently the only smartphone sold by AT&T that utilizes HSUPA technology.

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Does anyone notice Apple’s release of each new iPhone iteration (granted the specs improvements) confronts a longer list of problems each year? This is sloppy R&D at best. Still glad I’m waiting to buy one….

Posted by BlueHUE on July 28, 2010 at 10:51 PM (CDT)


Location: Portland, Oregon

Prior to the bug found and reported around 6/28 and identified on 7/7 with the Alcatel / Lucent issue, I was seeing wonderful speed with my iPhone 4.  I had down/up speed of 2800kbps/1400kbps over 3G.

After the bug was reported on 6/28, I was seeing terrible upload speed 1500kpbs/45kpbs with HSUPA network.

This morning, I noticed that my email sending speed was greatly improved—so I tested it again.

I got 300kbps/600kbps now.  So, apparantly the rollout of the fix is happening in Portland, Oregon area.  I certainly hope AT&T hasn’t throttled the download speed in favor of upload speed. 

Are others seeing something similar or could my numbers just be an anomaly?

Posted by Patrick on August 4, 2010 at 2:16 PM (CDT)

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