Optus credits users for slow iPhone 3G woes

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Optus is giving what it calls "goodwill credits" to iPhone 3G users after suffering reception problems and slow data speeds, though new reports say a software fix is on the way for the phone.

While Apple has stubbornly refused to comment on the problem, it has been under pressure to break its ‘code’ of silence as users worldwide are complaining on sites and its own discussion board of poor reception, slow speeds and dropped calls. Poor reception problems are happening in areas where there is good coverage; however, it does not affect other phones.

Vodafone has said that it was working with Apple to find a fix. Internationally, T-Mobile has blamed the iPhone reception problems on Apple.