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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 Charles Starrett 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 Charles Starrett on August 4, 2010 at 2:16 PM (CDT)

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