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Some iPhone 3G users having trouble making calls after 2.0.2 update

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When Apple’s 2.0.2 firmware update for the iPhone hit yesterday, iPhone 3G owners experiencing 3G speed and connectivity problems were hopeful that the update would address their problem at least a little bit (though it’s possibly that it could be a hardware problem that can’t be fixed with a software update).

Nothing wrong with hoping.

All Apple said about the update was that it has some “bug fixes”, so in typical Apple fashion they didn’t promise anything so they’re not on the hook for anything.

Some 3G issues seem to have been addressed at least a little bit (though not all users are in agreement) but it looks like a new problem might have been introduced.

Some iPhone 3G owners are reporting the inability to make phone calls over 3G, with every attempted call resulting in a “call failed” error even when full signal strength is displayed on the device.

Its not clear yet just how many users this is affecting, but even one is too many.

If you or someone you know is having this problem, switching the phone to EDGE in Settings > General > Network seems to help (until Apple fixes the problem).

[Via Gizmodo and Ars Technica]

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