Does the 4s have the same excessive data issues as the 5?
BricoBear
Newbie

I've been waiting to get the iPhone 5 but I don't want to deal with the issue of the excessive data issues that the iPhone 5 has.It would be my first iPhone, so I would consider settling for the 4s. Does the 4s have same problem as the 5, or should I stay clear of that as well to avoid the headache of the data issue?

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Heretic1989
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BricoBear
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Thanks Heretic1989 for your reply and the link which is helpful and greatly appreciated. I'm leaning toward the 4s just because I need to upgrade my phone, but steering clear of the 5 because of the glitch regarding the 5 eating up data when it's on wi-fi and then being charged for the data overages and then having to fight with Verizon to have the charges corrected.

Are 4s users experiencing the data usage glitch headaches as well?

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tikibar1
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An option would be to leave the cellular data turned off until it was needed.

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Heretic1989
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Hi BricoBear. You're welcome. Smiley Happy I don't own an iphone. If i were to get one i'd get the 4s. I'd avoid the 5 like a plague, and not just because of the data issues with it.

But also the voice/call quality of the 5. The last time i checked, there were 43 pages of complaints concerning the voice/call quality of the 5 on Apple's own website.

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thomprodforum
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According to Apple Support, the issue was fixed in the latest iOS update. I have the iPhone5 and have not had any issues with excessive data usage. I use WiFi most of the time.

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onlywithVZcausediscou

Brico. The iPhone 4S doesn't seem to have any issues with being charged data when using wi-fi. However, I would like to tell you that when you're using some apps, you may lose wi-fi and then your data package would kick in. I've noticed this from time to time with hotel internet. I've never gone over my limit and I'm on my phone using apps or the net most of the day. Most of the time I have wi-fi access, but there's plenty of time where I don't so just by keeping a rough record in my head, if I was getting cut off of wi-fi or being charged for it, I'd know by now.

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