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Mysterious 3G error puzzles Canadian iPhone users

updated 01:40 am EDT, Thu August 7, 2008

3G error reports in Canada

A number of iPhone 3G users, particularly in Canada, have been reporting a strange error when using Safari at 3G Speeds. Users receive this error message: "kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 302." Users on Apple's support pages and a variety of other forums have written about the problem.

So far, most of the postings say the error started showing up after installing the iPhone 2.01 software update. At least one user, however, complained about the issue to Rogers Wireless, and was told it was due to "network congestion." Others say the problem disappeared after restoring their iPhone software.

Rogers Wireless and its Fido subsidiary are the sole authorized provider of wireless service for the iPhone 3G, and are undoubtedly experiencing increased 3G traffic due to the new iPhone -- although its not known if congestion is the cause of the Safari error. Still, the user who says he complained about the problem claims he was given a partial refund after contacting Rogers' Sudbury, Ontario call center. The user posted three screenshots of the error message on his MobileMe page. A check of Rogers web support pages Wednesday afternoon showed no mention of the issue.

by MacNN Staff




  1. henryblackman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    On O2 Prior to 2.0.1

    I would get this message quite a bit when using 3G heavily on O2 in the UK. After a day, or so, of use, the message would pop up and within a few pages of seeing it for the first time, Safari would refuse to download any CSS, images or additional scripts in any page. A reboot of the phone would resolve it.

    Since I've updated to 2.0.1 I've not seen the error.

  1. imagine engine

    Joined: Dec 1969


    2.0.1 update is the cause

    I have two iPhones in the home. One has the 2.0 software and the other is using the 2.0.1. Only the iPhone running 2.0.1 sees the error "kCFErrorDomainCFNetwork error 302" when using Safari.

    The other issue I've noticed is that it forgets my WLAN connection when I come back in range. Prior to the update as soon as I accessed any app that required data such as Safari my network symbol would switch from 3G (HSPA) to the SOHO encrypted WLAN. Now it stays on 3G unless I go into the settings for WIFI and wait for it to detect the WLAN.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    2.0 does it too

    I noticed the error before I upgraded to 2.0.1

    I just touched the reload icon and the page came up every time I had the error.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I concur

    My 3G iPhone was doing this prior to the 2.0.1 update.

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