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Do you see this a lot on your iPhone 3G?

Do you see this alot?

While downtown for the fireworks the other day, got to experience this error many times personally. In talking with others, it seems that if you live/work in downtown Vancouver, you probably see it a lot. Is this due to Rogers having insufficient network bandwidth as a result of the iPhone’s success? This only applies to the 3G network (or Edge I guess) and not wifi.

I’ve had wifi turned off since I got the iPhone on July 11th as I wanted to really see what the difference between Edge, 3G and wifi was through regular usage. I don’t recall ever seeing that message until I was downtown – I live in the suburbs and work on the North Shore.

Also, during the fireworks, from a stationary spot on English Bay, my signal dropped repeatedly as did 3G and even Edge. Of course, this was expected due to about 250,000 people being in the same place and judging from the number I saw, just about everyone had an iPhone. I can’t fault Rogers for that one…but just walking around downtown and not being able to connect to a site is pretty bad…and this was a Saturday afternoon. I can only imagine what it’s like during the week.

4 Comments

  1. I live downtown and I see that message a lot.

  2. Peter says:

    Getting it at various places (& times) throughout the lower mainland. Doesn’t have any real consistency – what about Fido users?

  3. Peter says:

    Fwiw, this looks to be a Safari error message that refers to a “HTTP Connection Lost” situation – probably Rogers trying to juggle the no doubt huge increase in 3G traffic. Hopefully they’ll do a better job of load balancing, like real soon.

  4. Duane Storey says:

    Yup, I get it all the time.

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