I'm visiting my in-laws in Prosser, WA, which has reasonably strong t-mobile voice coverage, but only edge data coverage. My iPhone 6 consistently shows 2-3 bars and indicates "E" next to the bars, but I haven't been able to get any actual data to go through (web, email, texts sent through iMessage). I've tried toggling data coverage on and off; nothing helps. For now, I'm forced to leave cellular data off so I can at least send texts (though I don't receive ones sent by contacts who use iMessage until after I'm back on Wi-Fi).
Anyone else experienced this (decent edge coverage showing, but no data going through)?
Just another bit of trouble shooting - can you use any app that would normally use data?
I can open the apps (i.e. twitter, safari, messages, speediest) but none of them are able to get any data.
Sorry I am a little dense here - but is this only happening at this location?In other words are you getting good data elsewhere?
Yes, getting good data elsewhere. Prosser, WA shows solid 2G/Edge data coverage on the t-mobile map, and phone indicates 2-3 bars with Edge.
In places with LTE coverage (NYC, etc.), data works just fine. Last week I was in Canada and successfully got roaming coverage on Rogers with 2G data.
I've toggled cellular data on/off to no effect.
It may be a function of the local data packets vis-a-vis the iPhone 6 - any one you know locally on T Mobile that can use 2G Edge data on a IP6?
In other words just as the 4S and earlier variants were not LTE capable - some of the newer iPhones may not be able to consume older data streams - as you can tell - probably reaching out on a limb here - but that is after narrowing the possibilities
1. Works elsewhere - so your hardware and device (and software and network) are fine
2. You can make voice calls (so network is there)
3. Just data in this location does not work - ergo something to do with the data stream or the way the phone consumes it
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