Vodafone UK today began sending out text messages to iPhone 4S owners on its network instructing them not to upgrade to iOS 6.1 due to issues with 3G performance. iOS 6.1 was released to the public on January 28.

If you've not already downloaded iOS 6.1 for your iPhone 4s, please hold off for the next version while Apple fixes 3G performance issues. Thanks

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The carrier has yet to offer additional information on the issue, but Apple's iOS 6.1.1 update has just entered developer testing earlier this week. Vodafone's message suggests that this update will address the 3G problem, but neither Apple nor Vodafone has explicitly confirmed that this is the case.

Update: Vodafone has now posted a notice on its support forums addressing the issue.

Some customers may occasionally experience difficulty in connecting to the network to make or receive calls or texts or to connect to the Internet. Apple is working on a solution to their software issue. These connection problems are intermittent.

While Apple’s investigations continue, we would recommend that anyone who has not yet installed iOS 6.1 on their iPhone 4s should delay doing so until Apple has confirmed that their problem has been fixed.

(Thanks, Martin!)

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Top Rated Comments

Raftysworld Avatar
144 months ago
Seems likely that some Android fan at Vodafone is just trying to stir the pot. :rolleyes:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
keysofanxiety Avatar
144 months ago
A little unrelated to the 3G topic, but I'd just like to state that Vodafone is the worst company I've ever had dealings with. I've been on their contract for 23 months (just one more month until it's over, nearly there!) and they can wholeheartedly suckle from my left testicle.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turtlez Avatar
144 months ago
My day always goes down a little whenever I hear or read about Vodafone.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HMI Avatar
144 months ago
A little unrelated to the 3G topic, but I'd just like to state that Vodafone is the worst company I've ever had dealings with. I've been on their contract for 23 months (just one more month until it's over, nearly there!) and they can wholeheartedly suckle from my left testicle.

Haven't they abused you enough?!

Maybe you should try AT&T?
They suckle too!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Glassed Silver Avatar
144 months ago
Bit late, no?

Still better than nothing I guess...

Glassed Silver:mac
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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