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iPhone 4s lost ability to talk/browse internet while connected to 3g.

Up until this morning, I have always been able to use my 3g network, make a call and browse the internet at the sametime on my iPhone 4s. This morning when I went to use my phone a message appeared (while connected to 3g) that stated, Cannot Verify Server Identity. Once I got that all figured out, the capability to use the internet while on 3g and talking on the phone was gone. I called Verizon and they claim this was never a feature on their iPhones and told me I must have a special phone. After some investigating, what they are telling me seems to be true, but I know that I have been able to do this the last year or two that I've had this phone. I did it last night while talking to my brother and relaying information that I had looked up for him. But! 8 hours later this feature is now gone and only works when I'm hooked up to my wireless. I'm just severely bugged that this is all of a sudden gone, when I can recall being in my car doing all this (safely parked) and talking to my husband while hes at work. What could have happened? Was I just imagining this for the last couple years or did they somehow take this capability away from me this morning?
posted by Sweetmag on Jul 14, 2013 - 5 answers

3g iphone not reading sims card after update

I updated a iPhone 3g with the latest software & now it won't read the sims card .... [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Jul 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Can I force iOS apps to WiFi-only mode?

How do I prevent iOS apps from using 3G on my Bell-account iPhone? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Apr 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Dropped iPhone - Can the display be saved?

I have a an old iPhone 3G that was dropped and is now only showing a white screen or a grayish screen with some vertical stripes (or a black screen). Otherwise it seems to be working - it makes the "battery connection" noise when you plug it in, the "unlock click" when I swipe my finger in the unlock area, etc. Is this something the genius bar can help with, or is this sort of thing un-recoverable (or are there other options I should explore first)?
posted by mikepop on Apr 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Tooooo much goodness?

Where should I have 3G function? iPhone or iPad? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on Jan 15, 2012 - 12 answers

Now iPhone, iPad, can you two play nice or do I have to have you separated?

Can I use the same Macbook Pro (and iTunes account) to sync up both an AT&T iPhone AND a Verizon iPad? [more inside]
posted by Rewind on Dec 27, 2011 - 5 answers

Move an iPhone 4 from AT&T to Tmobile?

I currently am on my parents plan with an iPhone 4 via AT&T for my phone/data. I would like to keep my phone and number, but move to T-Mobile on to my wife's plan. Is it true that 3G will not work as this article suggests? Can I use any other carrier beside AT&T without gimping my phone? Is there any chance in the future of compatibility with Tmobile? Also: would this nullify my unlimited data with AT&T? Is it possible to get off my parent's plan and on to my own without losing unlimited data? (I was told they no longer offer it..)
posted by idyllhands on Nov 4, 2011 - 8 answers

AT&T vs. Verizon: Bay Area iPhone Smackdown!

as a san francisco bay area resident who is about to upgrade to the iphone 4s, should i stick with at&t (with grandfathered-in unlimited data package) or jump ship to verizon? [more inside]
posted by apostrophe on Oct 11, 2011 - 15 answers

iPhone in my pocket forgets its a phone

Why does my iPhone forget it has a SIM card when I keep it in my pocket? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on May 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Dash cradle for iPhone

iPhone car kit? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Dec 9, 2010 - 9 answers

No slider bar for contrast...now what?

How can I adjust the contrast on an iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Is ATT behind this?

Bricked iPhone: I just installed ios 4 on my iPhone 3g 16 gig and it bricked. A little help here, people?
posted by cestmoi15 on Jun 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Unlock iphone 3G with firmware 3.1.3?

Unlock iphone 3G with firmware 3.1.3 or downgrade to 3.1.2? [more inside]
posted by jassi on May 6, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone?

How can I stream my music library to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by criticman on May 4, 2010 - 12 answers

(3G iPhone + WiFi iPad) - WiFi = ???

I have a 3G iPhone. If I buy a wireless (no 3G) iPad, is it possible to share my iPhone's 3G connection with my iPad? My goal is to be able to access the internet with my iPad, without having a 3G plan for it.
posted by negative1 on Apr 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Best carrier for traveler with unlocked iPhone in Vietnam?

I am going on a trip to Vietnam for three weeks this month and am wondering: what my best bet is in terms of carrier and coverage for a prepaid SIM for my unlocked iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by jesseendahl on Jan 1, 2010 - 4 answers

1G or 3G?

iPhone...first generation used or 3G new, or wait for a while? A friend might sell me an iPhone 1G for $50. Should I buy that or upgrade? I am eligible to renew my AT&T contract. It doesn't give me the iPhone option, so I would have to go to a store, but that is not an issue here. As I understand, the 1G iPhone's data plan is ten dollars cheaper than the 3G data plan. Over a year that would be $120 in savings, plus the phone being $50 cheaper than the cheapest 3G, adds up to $170 savings over a year. I am a bit cash strapped, but is it worth buying an older used phone for saving that much?
posted by spacefire on Dec 6, 2009 - 16 answers

3G SIM Card for 1 Month Trip to India?

How to get a 3G SIM card for a 1 month trip to India w/out signing a 1 or 2 year contract? [more inside]
posted by Kerim on Nov 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Prepaid iPhone data plan in Mumbai?

Hi, I will be living in Mumbai for 11 weeks next summer. I have an unlocked iPhone 3G. What is my best bet in terms of carrier and plan for the cheapest and most reliable data access? I plan to do local calls over the cell phone voice network and international calls via Skype on the iPhone. Thanks in advance!
posted by jesseendahl on Nov 17, 2009 - 2 answers

How can I be certain my iPhone doesn't send or receive data except phone, text and Wi-Fi?

How can I make sure my iPhone 3G doesn't transfer *any* internet data while retaining phone, texting and Wi-Fi capability? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Aug 19, 2009 - 12 answers

Can you hear me now? No? Good!

Working out a situation where I would have an iPhone on Verizon's data network and wondering if anyone has tried this or is currently doing it. Further details inside [more inside]
posted by genial on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

What's the best iPhone 3g portable battery?

iPhone 3G portable power. So many choices. What's the best one? [more inside]
posted by jazzman on May 13, 2009 - 13 answers

All it needs is a little Push

Why doesn't Yahoo! Mail actually do Push to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 15, 2009 - 2 answers

iPhone 3G and SYNC by Microsoft in Canada

[New(ish) car filter] I'm likely buying a lightly used Ford Fusion SEL this week to replace my wrecked Pontiac Wave (Chev Aveo outside Canada) and I'm looking for feedback from owners. [more inside]
posted by ChazB on Mar 15, 2009 - 1 answer

How to update Iphone 3G manually without the use of iTunes software?

How to update my Iphone 3G manually to version 2.2 without iTunes? my current version is 2.0.1 (5B108) [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Dec 2, 2008 - 3 answers

Where did I see an iPhone "scroll bar" like the Contacts app's list of letters?

This might be a dumb question about my iPhone 3G (latest software update): where did I see some sort of scroll bar down the side of a list (of names? songs?) that functions similarly to the list of letters along the side of the screen in the Contacts application? Instead of letters, it was a series of horizontal bars that indicated relative position over the full length of whatever the list was. Made scrolling through a super long list quick and easy. Did I make this up? Googling hasn't turned up anything useful, but pointers there would be helpful, too. Thanks in advance.
posted by jroybal on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

iPhone 3G unlocking for any sim card problems.

iPhone 3G unlocking for any sim card problems. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Sep 23, 2008 - 5 answers

[iPhone Filter] Do I need to upgrade my plan?

iPhone 3G without 3G Plan? [more inside]
posted by brandoniain on Sep 21, 2008 - 7 answers

iPhone 3G on a different country's official SIM card?

Can I use a non-unlocked iPhone (3G if it matters) with another country's official carrier's SIM card? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Sep 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Bluetooth headset reccommendations for iPhone 3G.

iPhone 3G filter: I'm about to purchase and iPhone 3G and need the help of the hive mind to determine the best bluetooth headset to get. [more inside]
posted by ChazB on Sep 19, 2008 - 2 answers

Where to buy a pre-paid iPhone 3G for Australia?

Where can I buy a new, 3G iPhone for the Optus network (in Australia) without having to sign a contract? Optus certainly won't let me... [more inside]
posted by TooManyGadgets on Aug 31, 2008 - 7 answers

I want an iPhone for $199...

Will activating a current iPhone for a day make me eligible for the $199 iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by Rowgun on Jun 16, 2008 - 4 answers

Will I be able to use my future iPhone's data plan to surf on my laptop?

Will it likely be possible to use a 3G iPhone as a modem for a laptop, or to use its data plan with some other hardware? [more inside]
posted by raygan on Jun 11, 2008 - 17 answers

Will it be possible to use the iPhone 3G in the U.S. and in Germany affordably?

Will it be possible to use the iPhone 3G in the U.S. and in Germany affordably? [more inside]
posted by deansfurniture5 on Jun 9, 2008 - 4 answers

Iphone? Should be....My Phone!

I've been waiting for months now for the 3g Iphone to come out....should I continue to wait? [more inside]
posted by Hogermite on Mar 18, 2008 - 25 answers

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