Report: Orange admits to limiting 3G speeds in France

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Complaints about the speed of the iPhone 3G have become almost commonplace, with users generally blaming the phone for the problems. However, a story on France-Info.com indicates the problems in that country are not Apple’s fault.

France’s iPhone 3G provider, Orange, has admitted to limiting the speeds for third-generation phones to 384kbps. Theoretically, the iPhone 3G should be able to reach speeds 700 Kbps to 1.7 Mbps.

Orange said the speeds weren’t being limited just for the iPhone — all 3G devices were limited to the same slower speed.

Orange has vowed to increase the limit of 3G speeds to 1 megabit per second by September 13.

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