Support can you turn off 3g on evo?

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  1. jc123

    jc123 Active Member
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    i know you can turn off 4g but is it possible to turn off 3g? i know 3g is everywhere but is it possible to turn off and just use 2g edge or whatever
     

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  2. novox77

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    Haven't used the sense widgets in a while, but the "Mobile" toggle will turn on/off 3G. If you turn that off, you'll still see your 6 bars indicator working. That means you're on 2G (1xRTT).
     
  3. JohnJSal

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    Yeah, it's called "Mobile Network," which is 3G.
     
  4. Mr. Ed

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    use the widget or

    menu>settings>wireless and networks>uncheck mobile network

    phone calls and txt still come through. I do this on rare occasion when I know I won't be receiving any emails and not using the web. INSANE battery life back when the phone was stock and not rooted.....but you can't use the web or get emails
     
  5. JohnJSal

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    I'm still a little confused about this part. What happens when the the phone tries to check Gmail, for example? Will it just not do it, or will it keep trying (and thus use the battery anyway)?
     
  6. Drew5150

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    It doesn't try when the antennas are shut off. I have also used this and can confirm better battery live when mobile network Is off. Kinda like airplane mode.
     
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  7. t0ast3d

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    It doesn't try to unless you open the app.

    In which it says unable to connect or something like that.
     
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