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Old August 3rd, 2012, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought an Admire and I'm in a 4G zone with and I'm only getting a 1x signal which is roaming isnt it? I should be getting 3G right? This internet and everything is super slow and it wont even connect to the Play Store. Can someone help me out with this? Thanks!

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That you update your prl by calling #228
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Old August 3rd, 2012, 02:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello everyone,
I bought an Admire and I'm in a 4G zone with and I'm only getting a 1x signal which is roaming isnt it? I should be getting 3G right? This internet and everything is super slow and it wont even connect to the Play Store. Can someone help me out with this? Thanks!
No it's not considered roaming at all. Some places just have poor coverage(towers) so you can't get a good speeds
Try these to see if it improves:
Try what dadcup said above- *228 & choose option 5

If that doesn't improve it use dadcup's handy dandy guide
http://androidforums.com/admire-all-things-root/494248-how-boost-3g-stock-2-3-4-a.html

Other people have said on here that 3g is weak up that way before but it should increase it some.
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1xRTT is "2G" not roaming. The Samsung Admire can only get 1x and 3G. If you haven't already, you can update your PRL by dialing *228 and pressing 5. If you don't see a 3G icon still, then Metro PCS must not have 3G in your area.
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this is the site i use when i want to check what type of network there is in an area, and for me the site is pretty spot on. my speeds increase drastically when in those areas.
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I tried to dial *228 but it said "activation failed" or something along those lines.
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I tried to dial *228 but it said "activation failed" or something along those lines.
Its wiggy sometimes and you can't get through-try again in a little bit.
What prl are you on currently ?
Settings-about phone will show you.
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Its wiggy sometimes and you can't get through-try again in a little bit.
What prl are you on currently ?
Settings-about phone will show you.

Alright, I will try later on even though I tried this about a week ago when I got the phone. Also I will get the current PRL when I go on my lunch break, I'm currently at work.
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