Yeah I’ve just about had it. Damn thing doesn’t do more than 6 hours on 3G. Multiple calibrations, seemingly infinite factory resets, the works, I’ve done everything short of turning it in for a replacement. Doubt shitty battery life permits a replacement and the pain it entails what with store staff who are braindead at best.
It appears as if the nice folks at Cupertino have borked every update iOS 6 onwards to force users to upgrade. This sucks simply because I love the form factor and build quality of the 4S as well as have a bunch of accessories for it. That, and I’m not paying Apple 45K for a new phone that has slightly better battery life on Vodafone (though my tinfoil conspiracy hat says that telcos are a part of the problem what with shitty connectivity).
Anyway, other options involve switching to 2G (read: not happening) or getting a secondary device running as a hotspot via Wi-Fi which seems pretty retarded. I guess I’m pretty much stuck till an opportunity presents itself to upgrade. Gah.
Apple: come for the apps, because using Instagram to take over 9000 pictures of your cats means you don’t need more than 6 hours on 3G. Sigh.