Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

Sprint iPhone 5 users experiencing 3G data problems – no solution available yet

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If you are a Sprint iPhone 5 user and you are experiencing data connection problems (slow data, no connection to 3G, difficulty connecting to WiFi, etc.) your are not alone.

By not alone we mean that EVERY iphone 5 user on Sprint and possibly other networks is having the same problems.

Over the past few weeks both Sprint and Apple have acknowledged the problems in message boards on their respective websites. However, they have not made any official announcement to the media about the problem. Rather than post dozens of links to these message boards, we invite the reader to simply do a Google search for “iPhone 5 Sprint data problems” or “Sprint iPhone 5 connection problems.”

The problem affects texting as well as all forms of data usage.¬†We have read most of the messages on the boards and here’s what we found.

1. Resetting the network settings via the fancy code that Sprint gives you for tower updates will not work.

2. Resetting the network setting on the iPhone itself often works temporarily. Heavy data users will have to do this 5-10 times per day.

3. Sprint and Apple are both aware of the problem and they claim that they are working on a fix.

4. Apple blames Sprint and Sprint blames Apple.

5. Both seem to agree that the problem has something to do with LTE even though the problem is worse in areas without LTE. However, they aren’t sure about this because LTE is so spotty in the few areas that do have it.

6. Our interpretation of things is that Apple really wants to resolve this problem but they are waiting on Sprint to provide something (maybe testing results, maybe confidential radio information) and Sprint is dragging its feet.

7. Sprint seems pretty sure that the problem will go away when they do some sort of planned LTE update in or around 2013.

8. Nobody in a Sprint store has access to any information that gives them the ability to predict a timeline for a fix.

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12 2012

Castellini on Computers Podcast NOVEMBER 2012

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It’s been a while since we posted an episode of Castellini on Computers podcast on talkingDigital.org. Rest assured, there have been plenty of episodes recorded and posted at HelpMeRick.com. If you missed any of the previous episodes, make sure to subscribe to HelpMeRick on iTunes or visit HelpMeRick.com

In this episode we discuss…

iPads vs. Android tablets
Oprah‘s Surface faux pax
Holiday laptop shopping
Cool iPad apps and much more!

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11 2012

Castellini on Computers 015 – Charlie Sheen and iPad 2 Announcement

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In this episode we discuss…

Charlie Sheen (just for the Google hits)

What’s easier than HelpMeRick.com

How long can we go without talking about the iPad 2

Who will still be using Twitter in 2 years

Charlie Sheen deserves another mention

Twitter vs. Facebook – or does it matter?

How often should you clean out your Facebook friends?

WordPress 3.1 vs. Drupal

Answers to listener email

Discover TED.com

How much trouble should you go to just to save a few clicks

iPad 30 minutes into the show – everything you want to know about what we think of the iPad

Spyware and much more

Intro Music for this episode:

“Charlie” by Jesus du Dos from the Album Jesus du Dos

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Castellini on Computers 012 – We hung-up on Steve Jobs

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In this episode of Castellini on Computers we discuss…

Verizon iPhone
Smartphone’s aren’t as popular as you might think
Does it matter if Taco Bell isn’t serving meat?
Reasons why Zagg screen protectors are awesome
Why we hate glossy glass screens
Our comments on the State of the Union address
Comcast is giving computers to the poor
Libraries suck

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Castellini on Computers Episode 005 – Digital Sins and Foreign Emails

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In Episode 005 of the Castellini on Computers podcast you will here us…



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