That iOS 6 Cellular Data Problem Could Be Way Bigger Than Verizon And The iPhone 5

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This morning, we talked to you about an update that was becoming available for iPhone 5 users on Verizon, due to a problem with the phone consuming cellular data when it should have been operating over WiFi. As it turns out, though, the problem seems to be much larger than just Verizon’s, upon reports of the same thing happening on AT&T, with the iPhone 5, older iPhone models, and even the iPad.

For now, these are just anecdotal reports, but a number of users are convinced that AT&T has been charging them for cellular data when they had their devices set to operate over WiFi. With this new evidence, it’s sounding more likely that this could be an issue with iOS 6 itself, rather than anything specific to Verizon or even to the iPhone 5.

With users reporting overage charges piling up to hundreds of dollars, we imagine it won’t be long before we either hear something official from AT&T, or see another update issued by Apple, this time hopefully fixing this issue once and for all.

Source: 9to5 Mac
Via: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!