Help Data connection keeps dropping


I leave Wifi turned on on my phone all the time. Recently I have noticed that when I am not in a wifi signal area, my phone is no longer automatically switching back across to 3G / GPRS. If I go into the 'wireless and networks' settings, and untick then re-tick the box for 'Mobile Network', it picks up 3G again and I can browse no problems.

I have also noticed that once I have done this, the phone will continue to work on 3G for a while, but after a couple of hours it will drop the 3G again and I have to turn the mobile network option off/on again to get it to pick the Internet back up.

I am on UK T-Mobile but use the T-Mobile/Orange signal sharing.

Anyone else having this problem? Or know of a solution?

Cheers, Gaz

El Presidente

Beware The Milky Pirate!
You can turn on Mobile Internet, but is the Option "Always on Mobile Data" checked?

I'm not sure if they share the same 3G signal yet, but I know for a fact Oranges 3G coverage is very, very poor.


Thread starter
No "Always on Mobile Data" was not checked. I'll give that a go cheers.

I'm guessing it might chow my battery a bit more now though?!