[Sprint] CDMA or CDMA/LTE

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  1. MizzouBrent

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    Does anybody know for sure how the CDMA/LTE and CDMA only settings work? Let's say I am in an area where I know that I don't get 4G. Is the radio constantly searching for an LTE signal? I believe Sprint has 3G and 4GLTE on the same towers now with the network vision upgrades, so maybe there's no advantage to disable. I know I'm probably the person to answer this question since I can actually get LTE most of the time in my area, but does anyone leave it on CDMA/LTE and get the same battery life as CDMA only?
     

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  2. Unforgiven

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    I live in a CDMA only area. If I put it on CDMA / LTE my battery life sucks and I have to constantly do the Airplane mode trick to get connected again. That makes me think it actively hunts for LTE.
     
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  3. Zeinzu

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    Correct. If you know you're not in an LTE area, set to CDMA only.
     
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